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Parc du Ballon des Vosges

Hiking in the Ballon des Vosges regional park

With the Hautes-Vosges at its heart, the Ballons des Vosges Regional Nature Park plunges into the valleys of Alsace, Lorraine and the Franc-Comté region. The plateau of the Thousand Ponds in Haute-Saône is the second great natural wealth crossed by the hexatrek.
A land of encounters, conducive to contemplation as well as hiking

The most beautiful lakes and landscapes of the Ballon des Vosges

It is one of the largest and most populated of the French regional nature parks

Its forests, ponds, rocky cliffs, waterfalls, lakes and rivers, its thatches and peat bogs offer fantastic landscapes and a beautiful setting for its fauna and flora.

We have selected a list of unmissable places to visit on the HexaTrek

The White Lake

A few short kilometres are enough to reveal the beauty of the high altitude landscapes. The ridge path will lead you to the natural terrace of the Lac Blanc. 

What awaits you is a view of the lake and its rocky walls, the valley, the expanse of the Alsace plain, the Black Forest and sometimes the Bernese Alps.

Lake Schieesrothried

The Schiessrothried lake is located at 930 metres above sea level between the Spitzekoepfe and the foot of the Hohneck.

The ascent to the Wormspel is the difficult part to reach the viewpoint but the efforts will be justly rewarded.

Lac des perches

Located in an ancient glacial cirque, at an altitude of 1000 m, the Lac des Perches is a must on the route.

Its birth would result from volcanic phenomena, this authentic place is accessible only on foot which makes it a very preserved site

Other lakes such as the Neuweiher lakes are nearby if your legs allow it!

The Grand Ballon

The Grand Ballon (also called Ballon de Guebwiller) is the highest point of the Vosges massif.

From the top of its 1424m, it is the king of the route des crêtes. 

Its idyllic landscapes and its view of the surrounding area make it a must on the HexaTrek