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Enjoyment Trails

Rötenbach Gorge (Rötenbachschlucht)

· 13 reviews · Enjoyment Trails · Hochschwarzwald
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  • Wasserfall
    / Wasserfall
    Photo: Kathrin Schlösser, Hochschwarzwald Tourismus
  • / Wanderer in der Rötenbachschlucht
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  • / Wasserfall
    Photo: Kathrin Schlösser, Hochschwarzwald Tourismus
  • / Rötenbachschlucht
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  • / Aussicht vom Hörnle, Rast und Picknick
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  • / Deutsches Wandersiegel Premiumweg
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  • / Rötenbach
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  • / Winterwandern mit der Familie
    Photo: Christoph Düpper, Hochschwarzwald Tourismus
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    Photo: Angelika Hergert, Hochschwarzwald Tourismus
ft 3400 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 6 5 4 3 2 1 mi Wanderparkplatz Hardt Parkplatz am Sportplatz Rötenbach Rötenbachmündung Hörnle Wanderparkplatz Hardt Rötenbachschluchthütte

Wild and romantic gorge ∙ narrow trails and small bridges
difficult
10.8 km
4:00 h
391 m
391 m
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".

Author’s recommendation

An ant trail can be discovered while we are hiking!

Premium route awarded the "Deutsches Wandersiegel"
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
894 m
Lowest point
714 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Surefootedness is required!

Tips, hints and links

Dieses Projekt wurde gefördert durch den Naturpark Südschwarzwald mit Mitteln des Landes Baden-Württemberg, der Lotterie Glücksspirale und der Europäischen Union (ELER).

Start

Parking area for hiking "Hardt" (832 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.888912, 8.291487
DMS
47°53'20.1"N 8°17'29.4"E
UTM
32T 447034 5304196
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Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Local public transport: Train 727/728; exit at Rötenbach

Getting there

From Freiburg: federal highway B31, exit Rötenbach/Göschweiler. From Lörrach: via B317 and B500 to B31; follow B31 towards Donaueschingen, exit Rötenbach/Göschweiler

Parking

Wanderparkplatz Hardt oder Sportplatz Rötenbach

Coordinates

DD
47.888912, 8.291487
DMS
47°53'20.1"N 8°17'29.4"E
UTM
32T 447034 5304196
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

We recommend sturdy shoes!

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Reviews

4.5
(13)
W. Frohn
July 23, 2020 · Community
Tolle Strecke!
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Ko Lacik
April 16, 2020 · Community
Great day with the kids in nature 😉
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Done at April 16, 2020
Photo: Ko Lacik, Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
10.8 km
Duration
4:00h
Ascent
391 m
Descent
391 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic

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