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Rötenbach Gorge (Rötenbachschlucht)

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  • / Wasserfall
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  • / Rötenbachschlucht
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m 900 800 700 10 8 6 4 2 km Hörnle Rötenbachmündung Rötenbacher Wiesen Hörnle Rötenbachschlucht Rötenbachschlucht Krebsgraben
Wild and romantic gorge ∙ narrow trails and small bridges
difficult
Distance 11 km
4:00 h
275 m
275 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!
Difficulty
difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
894 m
Lowest point
714 m
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Safety information

Surefootedness is required!

Tips and hints

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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Rating

4.6
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Ulrike Klint
Today · Community
Sehr schöne Tour!
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When did you do this route? July 27, 2021
Klaus Gölz
August 16, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Wanderung auf abwechslungsreichen Wegen und in einer wild-idyllischen Landschaft. Wege über Steine und Wurzeln erfordern etwas Trittsicherheit; gute Wanderschuhe sind zu empfehlen. Es gibt sicherlich größere sportliche Herausforderungen, aber wer sich Zeit lässt für die Natur und Landschaft und Stille (jedenfalls am frühen Vormittag, wenn noch nicht viel los ist) schätzt, weiß, weshalb der Weg als "Genießer"-Pfad eingestuft ist. Wirklich zu empfehlen.
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When did you do this route? August 14, 2021
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
275 m
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