The trail along the Schwarzwasserbach stream leads you through biodiverse moors to the Kessellöcher pools and the beautiful natural bridge. Right at the start of the tour – just a few hundred metres from the car park – you may even be lucky enough to find rare moor plants like menyanthes or carnivorous sundew along the upland moor. The trail is bordered by several moors with beautiful cotton grasses, marsh marigolds and other rare plants in places.
Important: Do not walk on the wetland meadows and moors! Footsteps irrevocably destroy peat mosses that have been growing for centuries.
The part of the Schwarzwasserbach stream leading down to the natural bridge is completely dry at times. While visitors at these times miss the water cascading into the pot casts, they get a particularly clear view of the many erosions in detail. Just south of the Walmendinger Haus, the horse meadows, some of which are still farmed extensively, are home to the juniper plants (Juniperus communis) in Kleinwalsertal valley. The hilly landscape here was created by the glacial moraine deposits. These rough pasture meadows host a particularly wide variety of insects, with the bumblebees and butterflies being especially prominent.
After the natural bridge over the Schwarzwasserbach stream, the trail takes you through the Höflemoor moor, another special habitat in Kleinwalsertal valley. Roughly from July on, the rare felwort (swertia perennis) blossoms here. This variety of gentian is endangered and can only be found here.
Depending on the weather and your fitness level, you can cut the tour short at several points, returning by bus.