Wild and romantic gorge ∙ narrow trails and small bridges
This pleasure walk takes us on challenging trails through the unspoiled "Rötenbachschlucht" to the mouth of the Wutach. After a climb we reach the viewpoint "Am Hörnle". The magnificent view to the Feldberg and far beyond the gorge landscape, can be enjoyed during a long rest. Then the path leads back and crosses the "Roßgraben" again the "Rötenbach". Through the magical Krebsgraben we return to "Rötenbach".
An ant trail can be discovered while we are hiking!
Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Best time of year
Surefootedness is required!
We recommend sturdy shoes!
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Dieses Projekt wurde gefördert durch den Naturpark Südschwarzwald mit Mitteln des Landes Baden-Württemberg, der Lotterie Glücksspirale und der Europäischen Union (ELER).
Parking area for hiking "Hardt" (832 m)
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We start our tour at the parking area for hiking known as Wanderparkplatz Hardt and walk towards the Rötenbach Gorge. In the narrow, wildly romantic gorge with its many small waterfalls we pass the hut "Rötenbachschluchthütte" and get to the Wutach Gorge by means of numerous small bridges along the outlet of the Rötenbach stream. After a rest, we start the ascent towards Hörnle and cross through an unspoiled forest while doing so. Arriving at Hörnle, we can take a short break and take in the great view, including the Feldberg. We continue hiking towards Krebsgraben, and after we have walked across this area we arrive at the nature reserve known as “Rötenbacher Wiesen”. Particularly in May and June we can encounter a variety of rare plants and animals here. After the nature reserve we continue hiking towards Rötenbach and the starting point of the tour.
Many narrow trails and several bridges await us on this tour. Surefootedness is required.
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Public transport friendly
Local public transport: Train 727/728; exit at Rötenbach
From Freiburg: federal highway B31, exit Rötenbach/Göschweiler. From Lörrach: via B317 and B500 to B31; follow B31 towards Donaueschingen, exit Rötenbach/Göschweiler
Wanderparkplatz Hardt oder Sportplatz Rötenbach
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