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Best waterfall trails in Parc national des Écrins, France

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Explore the most popular waterfall 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 waterfall trails in Parc national des Écrins, France
Park information
Acreage:
229,808 acres
Contact
04 92 40 20 10
Top trails (21)
#1 - 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
#2 - Saut du Laire
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 52 m
#3 - Gîte de la Pinée - Cascade de la Pisse
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - Cascade de la Pissette and Ravin de la Fouillette
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 30 m
#8 - Les Muandes - Lac du Distroit
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
#9 - Boucle Lac Lauzon, Lac Bleu
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
This hike in the Ecrins National Park offers exceptional landscapes. Between wild flowers and waterfalls, the path leads you to the Blue Lake which perfectly bears its name. A hike without great difficulty with some rocky passages all the same. You will have as decorations throughout the course the Cirque du Gioberney.Show more
#10 - Moulin Vieux - Le Plan du Col
Parc national des Écrins
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Length: 7.0 mi • Est. 3 h 50 m
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