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Distance

9.51 mi

Elevation gain

883 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

883 ft

Max elevation

1,450 ft

Trailrank

70 4.7

Min elevation

1,022 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

5 hours 4 minutes

Coordinates

998

Uploaded

August 28, 2018

Recorded

August 2018
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1,450 ft
1,022 ft
9.51 mi

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near Hasenell, Wallonia (Belgique)

The Weser dam is, quite rightfully, a major tourist destination of the Eupen area. Access is well signposted, and the huge parking area is testimony to the popularity of the area. We were there in the middle of the week in late August, and avoided the weekend run. As soon as you leave the vicinity of the dam, traffic reduces and we were to ourselves during most of the hike.

Watch out for waypoint 2, where you leave the main tarmac trail for a footpath that leads along the shore of the lake. The trail is NOT signposted. Except in times of exceptionally high water, the trail should be passable for most of the time. In August 2018, after a long dry period, the trail was about 3 Meter above the water line.

Between waypoint 2 and wayoint 5 is the most interesting part of the trail. It is basically a herdpath, a path that came about by people following each other without any particular effort of trail-building or trail-maintenance.

Waypoint 6 is at the top of a flight of steps, that lead from the weir across the Weser to a forest hut. A good place for a rest.

The next worthy rest stop is at waypoint 12, an idyllic hut along the way.

There is supposed to be a shortcut between way point 13 and waypoint 14, though we couldn't find the exact spot where it starts. Having arrived at waypoint 14 via the detour on forest roads, we saw that indeed there was a faint trail.

At waypoint 15 you cross the Getz stream. From there, it is tarmac all the way back to the dam.

Most of the trail is very easy, some moderate spots are along the lakeshore trail between waypoints 2 and 5.
Waypoint

ES 01-Parking

Waypoint

ES 02-Turn onto Herdpath

Waypoint

ES 03-Lakeshore

  • Photo of ES 03-Lakeshore
  • Photo of ES 03-Lakeshore
Waypoint

ES 04-Stream Crossing

  • Photo of ES 04-Stream Crossing
  • Photo of ES 04-Stream Crossing
  • Photo of ES 04-Stream Crossing
Waypoint

ES 05-Weir

  • Photo of ES 05-Weir
Waypoint

ES 06-Top of stairs and Picnic

Waypoint

ES 07-Fork

Waypoint

ES 08-Fork

Waypoint

ES 09-Fork

Waypoint

ES 10-Fork

Waypoint

ES 11-Fork

Waypoint

ES 12-Idyllic Hut

  • Photo of ES 12-Idyllic Hut
Waypoint

ES 13-Possible shortcut

Waypoint

ES 14-End shortcut

Waypoint

ES 15-Bridge

  • Photo of ES 15-Bridge
  • Photo of ES 15-Bridge

2 comments

  • Photo of DXMARIUS

    DXMARIUS Aug 31, 2018

    Fantastic place

  • Photo of hvdsomp

    hvdsomp Aug 9, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    This is a really nice hike. But twice it goes for quite a stretch through wooded areas that are clearly marked as inaccessible. Looks like they’re hunting grounds.

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