The turquoise blue shimmering Sieglsee is a fantastically beautiful mountain lake in the Black Water Valley, a side valley of the Lechtal. Actually there are 2 lakes, which lie directly next to each other below the Grosser Roßkar. The small one has a diameter of about 30 m, the bigger one about 100 m. The depth of the larger Sieglsee is about 30 m. The lake lies in a crater-like basin and the shore is quite steep, but can be reached by an overgrown path. The hike described here starts at the Vorderhornbacher Brücke. Here the path branches off on the northern side of the Lech towards Forchach. The first kilometres run quite flat along the river Lech. At the mouth of the Schwarzwassertal valley into the Lechtal valley, the path branches off to the left. Now the steepest part of the hike begins, which becomes flatter again after about 3 km. The gravel road runs quite flat and changes twice the valley side. The path to the lake finally runs on the left side of the stream and gets steeper again in the last section. Lake Sieglsee is hidden in the forest, only an arrow on a tree shows the last meters to the lake. The last meters run on a narrow path through the forest. Once there, amn meets the turquoise blue Sieglsee. An alternative route starts at the Johannes Bridge between Weißenbach and Forchach. There are no refreshment stops on the way to Lake Sieglsee. The way to Lake Sieglsee takes about 3 hours for an experienced hiker. A good condition is absolutely necessary due to the long distance and the gradients. Lake Sieglsee can also be reached by mountain bike down to the last few metres.
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