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Best dogs no trails in Parc national des Écrins, France

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Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Parc national des Écrins with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of dogs no trails in Parc national des Écrins, France
Park information
Acreage:
229,808 acres
Contact
04 92 40 20 10
Top trails (10)
#1 - Chambran - Lac de l'Eychauda
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 6.6 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Lake Eychauda is a mountain lake located at an altitude of 2,514 m, in the central area of the Ecrins National Park, in the French department of Hautes-Alpes in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. This alpine lake is located at the foot of the crests of Grangettes and the dome of Monêtier (3,404 m). It is one of the three largest lakes in the Ecrins massif. In a mineral and glacial environment, Lake Eychauda is a glacial lake, that is to say that it thaws only a few months a year and has a very short summer period of organic production. It was hollowed out by the Séguret Foran glacier, and appeared during the glacial retreat, like the lakes of Rouies, the glacier of Arsine, and the Quirlies. It is fed by the Oules torrent.Show more
#2 - Brèche Pierre Etienne via Glacier Blanc
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
This hike in the heart of the Ecrins National Park leaves from the Refuge Cézanne and leads you to the Brèche Pierre Etienne via the White Glacier. Magnificent panoramic views on the horizon.Show more
#3 - Refuge du Pigeonnier and Lac du Lauzon
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 53 m
Note: As of July 2020, this full loop cannot be completed however majority of this trail is still accessible. Please check with the park page for more information. This hike offers a nice discovery of the Valgaudemar landscape (waterfalls, views, panoramas, etc.). Do not hesitate to relax by the lake.Show more
#4 - GR50: Tour du Parc National des Ecrins
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 231.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
The GR50 long-distance footpath (also called the Ecrins National Park tour) makes a large loop around the Ecrins National Park. Unlike the GR54, this loop does not enter the heart of the park. Allow 10 to 15 days to cover it. You can stop at the many shelters along the way.Show more
#5 - Sentier des Sources
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 32 m
Here is a short hike in the Alps suitable for the whole family. Enjoy the views, the flora and fauna of the mountain.Show more
#6 - Col de la Cayolle
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 16 m
The Cayolle pass is a pass located at 2326 m above sea level and is at the border between the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. During the beautiful summer months, it provides the road link between the Ubaye valley to the north and the Var valley to the south. The ride is superb, with lakes and panoramas on the course. Open your eyes with a little luck and you will see marmots and chamois.Show more
#7 - La Bérade - Refuge de la Pilatte
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 14.1 mi • Est. 7 h 41 m
This hike in the heart of the Ecrins National Park links the village of La Bérade to the Refuge de La Pilatte. The trail follows Le Vénéon and reaches the cirque glacière de La Pilatte. The view of the Massif de l'Oisans and the La Pilatte glacier is exceptional.Show more
#8 - Mont Guillaume
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 5 h 13 m
This hike in the Ecrins National Park makes the ascent of Mont Guillaume.Show more
#9 - Sommet de la Quarlie
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 13.2 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
This well-known summit of cross-country skiers is located in the south-eastern part of the Grandes Rousses near the edge of the Écrins National Park and the Emparis plateau, which is reputed to be "THE" most beautiful panorama on the massif and the "queen" Meije, a paradise for hikers and lovers of the great outdoors. From Grenoble we reach Bourg-d'Oisans (D1091), then the dam of Lake Chambon. Once past the dam, turn left towards Mizoën (D25) and finally Besse-en-Oisans. The crossing of the Tête du Vallon from Besse-en-Oisans to Chazelet is a long walk that takes place in a sumptuous setting provided that Dame Weather is cooperative. Show more
#10 - Pointe de l'Aiglière via le Vallon de Narreyroux
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 6 h 10 m
Magnificent, uncrowded hike starting from the bottom of the Narreyroux valley. This hike can be done on a circuit, but it is easier to do a round trip, the route is less complicated. During this hike, there is a possibility of seeing the beautiful Narreyroux waterfall, leaving the marked path a little. The hike is not difficult to the small lake. The end of the hike is very trying, as you have to climb a very steep slope, exposed to the sun and slippery due to small stones. The summit ridge is much less steep but it takes courage to climb it. At the top, you will have a magnificent well-deserved panorama of the highest summits of the jewels (Barre des Ecrins, Mont Pelvoux, Ailefroide, Les Bans, ...). On a clear day you can see Mont Blanc in the distance. Access to the car park is very easy through Puy-Saint-Vincent.Show more