Gare de St Amarin - gite du Belacker (par le Hirchbachkopf)

Legend :
Gare de Saint-Amarin
Auberge du Belacker

Difficulty ratingModerate

Distance (in km) 8.4

Elevation gain + (in m) 622

Elevation loss - (in m) 59

Length (3.5 km/h) 2h25

along the way
GPS data - 47.87334,7.02844
Glacial mills (Marmites glaciaires)
GPS data - 47.87308,7.02243

The glacier mills of Saint-Amarin are due to the rapid melting of the glaciers (in the last ice age about 12 to 13 thousand years ago). Waterfalls dug progressively holes into the rock. The ice in the holes often remains up to mid-May.

GPS data - 47.83732,6.99006
The Belacker pasture (chaume) is located between the Rossberg and the Vogelstein. These high mountain pastures are typically for the southern Vosges mountains. Their were first mentionned in 1550. Cattle appreciate juicy grass and gentle slopes. Hikers pause a...
Belacker lodge
GPS data - 47.83801,6.99076
Amid the high pastures
In the vicinity of Vogelstein, rocky headlands located at 1 181m above sea  reveal the Belacker Inn. The terrace of the establishment offers a view of the valley of Saint-Amarin and of the highest peaks of the Massif des Vosges, the Gra