A short stroll to discover the Vosges forest and its magnificent landscapes. From your departure, enjoy the beautiful view on the village of Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle nestled at the foot of the Ballons!
Access: from the tourist office, take the road RN66 towards Bussang. After the bridge, turn left, rue du Tertre (attention, big hairpin bend rue du Lait). Pass two farms on your right. Before the third one, turn left onto the dirt road.
Duration: 1 hour. Distance: 2.5 km. Elevation: 132 meters.
Departure: the small terrace at the beginning of the path on the left, where you can park your vehicle.
From the terrace where you park your car, take on your left the dirt road which leads up to the platform.
From the platform (sign Col du Lait 670M), take the path on the left which goes up with green rectangle markings.
Take a break on the bench or picnic table and admire the magnificent scenery in front of you.
Go on the small path that descends (green rectangle) in front of the bench.
You arrive at the Lait aiming stone, a vestige of the Railway tunnel the Percée des Vosges construction site.
Continue on the path that descends.
Arrived at the bottom of the wooden steps, head to the right on the unmarked path. You will find a small bench on your left with a new point of view.
Continue on the right path. Do not follow the path on the left which leads to the apiary.
Go up to the right by the wooden stairs.
At the level of the large rock on your left, descend and continue on the path opposite.
Then take the climb to the right. You arrive on a platform, continue to the right.
You reach a clearing. Continue until a wide path and go to the right.
Here you are at the first bench with the picnic table encountered at the start of your walk.
Go down by the Col du Lait to reach your starting point.
Brochure available on request at the tourist office or for download above. The GPX track can be downloaded above.
On the web side below you will find the Family hikes on the Vosges mountains : https://www.massif-des-vosges.com/famille/balades-famille-massif-des-vosges.htm