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Goleon Lake and Hut

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary in La Grave
5.6 km
4h 30min
Hard
  • With incredible views of the mountains, the Goléon Lake hike is absolutely handsome, wildlife and alpine flowers will be waiting for you!

  • ITINERARY
    Follow the dirt track from Les Hières and cross the lovely hamlet of Valfroide, where many houses still have stone roofs. Then follow the path up along the right-hand bank of the Maurian mountain stream. The path gently climbs through a large field and then becomes gradually steeper over the rock sill. You’ll have then to continue zigzaging. After skirting round some rocky outcrops, you’ll reach the top of the rock sill, which marks the beginning of the valley sheltering the lake...
    ITINERARY
    Follow the dirt track from Les Hières and cross the lovely hamlet of Valfroide, where many houses still have stone roofs. Then follow the path up along the right-hand bank of the Maurian mountain stream. The path gently climbs through a large field and then becomes gradually steeper over the rock sill. You’ll have then to continue zigzaging. After skirting round some rocky outcrops, you’ll reach the top of the rock sill, which marks the beginning of the valley sheltering the lake and the refuge of Goléon. You then join the refuge (on your left) in a few minutes, in the alpine pastures. If you feel like it, you can continue your walk along the lake on the left side, spectacular panorama guaranteed !
  • Departure
    La Grave
  • Difference in height
    709 m
  • Cross La Grave and the tunnel, take to the right at the tunnel exit. At the crossroads, take to the right towards the hamlet of Les Hières and park at the entrance of the village.
  • Plain text period
    From May to October, depending on weather and snow conditions.
  • Environment
    • Mountain location
    • Lake view
    • Mountain view
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
709 meters of difference in height
  • Maximum altitude : 2452 m
  • Minimum altitude : 1760 m
  • Total positive elevation : 709 m
  • Total negative elevation : -37 m
  • Max positive elevation : 689 m
  • Min positive elevation : -27 m
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Not accessible in a wheelchair
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
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