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Ruin Neu Falkenstein, Balsthal

Ruin Neu Falkenstein, Balsthal

Wolf's Gorge

Wolf's Gorge

Wolf's Gorge

Wolf's Gorge

Tour description

From Balsthal there is a gentle climb via Höngen and Bremgarten to the Gross Brunnersberg. Head towards Güggel and Tannmatt on a high-altitude trail through Jura meadows with a rich variety of species and a wonderful view of the Alps, the French-speaking Jura and the Vosges. There are plenty of comfortable mountain inns along the way. The trail then heads down into the Wolf's Gorge. Descend into the valley on a narrow path between caves, eluviations and rock faces more than a hundred metres high with some overhanging parts. Despite the impressive views, however, it is best to keep one's eyes on the ground because the path can be slippery, especially in wet weather. The Welschenrohr, Wolfsschlucht PostBus stop (request stop) is quite close to the exit of the gorge.


Variant A: on Sundays and public holidays, take the Balsthal JuraBus to Gross Brunnersberg station. Hike from Gross Brunnersberg to Welschenrohr, Wolf's Gorge (length: 9.2 km / gradient: 492 m / time required: 3 h)
Variant B: «On sunlit heights»: start the tour in Welschenrohr, Wolf's Gorge – Erdbeeriflüeli – Vorder Brandberg – Tannmatt - Mieschegg - Hinter Brandberg - Stierenberg - Welschenrohr (length: 12.7 km / gradient: 547 m / time required: 3.5 h)

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Places along the route: Balsthal - Höngen - Bremgarten - Laupersdörfer Stierenberg - Gross Brunnersberg - Güggel - Obere Tannmatt - Wolf's Gorge - Welschenrohr


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Tour history (B02603)

First published: Donnerstag, 10. September 2009

Last updated: Mittwoch, 4. Mai 2016

Tour published by: Presented by www.naturparkthal.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 18.7 km | Time requirement: 5¼ h
Ascent: 860 m | Descent: 748 m
Highest point: 1204 m.a.s.l.

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See also

Thal Nature Park
Tiergartenweg 1
CH-4710 Balsthal
Tel: +41 (0)62 386 12 30
Internet: www.naturparkthal.ch
E-Mail: info@regionthal.ch

Region Solothurn Tourismus
Hauptgasse 69
CH-4500 Solothurn
Tel: +41 (0)32 626 46 46
Fax: +41 (0)32 626 46 47
Internet: www.solothurnservices.ch
E-Mail: info@solothurnservices.ch