Cascade du Rummel is the tallest drop of a series of small cascades north of Lepuix in the region Franche Comte/Vosges, France.
The waterfalls are located along the Route du Ballon d’Alsace (d465). There are two point from where you can start a walk to cascade du Rummel and the other two waterfalls. When driving from Lepuis to the north on road D465 the road starts making sharp U turns. In the second U tun in the road you see a Parking sign. Go left here and park your car at the parking (gps 47.801397, 6.833566). From here it is a short walk (5 minutes) to the first drops. Descend along the river to see more drops. Don’t expect too much of the waterfall but the surrounding is beautiful.
Cascade du Rummel waterfall is approximately 60 meters high, and its waters cascade over a series of rocky ledges before settling in a tranquil pool at the base of the falls.
If you like walking you also can start your walk at the first U turn at “Hostellerie Saut de la Truite” (gps 47.800081, 6.832559). There is a small waterfall that can be seen from the roadside. Two hundred meters north of Hostellerie the next waterfall shows up: Saut de la Truite. When walking further following the river Cascade du Rummel shows up after appr. 400 meter.
The walk takes you through a serene forested area and everything is surrounded by picturesque greenery. The waterfall is a tourist attraction for anyone who loves nature and is looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The trail is well marked and is relatively easy, even for beginners.
It is possible to walk further north to the last waterfall and to a picnic spot at a small lake. A nice walk through the forrest.