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Rötenbach Gorge (Rötenbachschlucht)

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  • Wasserfall
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  • / Wanderer in der 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 Parkplatz am Sportplatz Rötenbach Rötenbachmündung Hörnle Wanderparkplatz Hardt Rötenbachschluchthütte
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
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 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!

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.6
(27)
Christoph Baltisberger
November 08, 2021 · Community
Schöne Runde 🙂Auch im November und wenn nass. Eindrückliche Landschaft.
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Montag, 8. November 2021 17:28:17
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Montag, 8. November 2021 17:28:59
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Ulrike Klint
September 20, 2021 · Community
Sehr schöne Tour!
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When did you do this route? July 27, 2021
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
275 m
Descent
275 m
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