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Best trails in Cévennes National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Cévennes National Park, Occitania? AllTrails has 68 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 35 moderate trails in Cévennes National Park ranging from 2.1 to 24 km and from 163 to 1,700 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Cévennes National Park was established in 1970. The park is located in the Occitane and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, north of Montpellier. The Cévennes National Park consists of two areas called the "heart of the park" (area of 93,652 ha) and the "adherence area" (174,967 ha). While the heart of the park is strictly protected by law, the area of compliance with the more flexible regulations benefits from economic, social and cultural investments which aim to preserve the heart of the park by curbing the rural exodus while promoting tourism in the region. It is a mid-mount national park. The national park has an altitude ranging from 117 meters to 1,699 meters (Pic de Finiels). Its landscapes are very varied and include both limestone and granite massifs. The rich fauna of the park includes: wild boars, beavers, otters, deer, roe deer, raptors including the Golden Eagle and vultures, but also many other birds, invertebrates and rodents. In terms of flora, the Cévennes National Park has more than 2,250 species of flowering plants.

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Map of trails in Cévennes National Park
Park information
Area:
93,800 hectares
Contact
04 66 49 53 00
Top trails (68)
#1 - Arcs of Saint Pierre and Tarn Gorges
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 10.6 km • Est. 4 h 26 m
Along this path, immerse yourself in a prehistoric universe. On your way, you will have the chance to see the large square with its walls of dolomites and its limestone monolith and the Baumelle cave that the youngest can explore. You will also have the opportunity to see the cave of the "dead man" where around fifty human skeletons have been discovered. You will also see the Gallo-Roman village of resin trees and finally the great arches of Saint Pierre. The trail is fairly easy and the kids shouldn't have too much difficulty.Show more
#2 - GR70: Chemin de Stevenson
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 271.5 km • Est. Multi-day
The GR70 is one of the great hikes of the GR. LE GR 70, also called Stevenson's path, is the name given to this long trail in reference to the walk through the Cévennes, accompanied by a donkey, by the Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson in autumn 1878. This hike is extremely long and you will have to do it in several days / weeks. Do not hesitate to stop at the hostels along the way.Show more
#3 - Sentier Panoramique des Couronnes
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 14.2 km • Est. 4 h 33 m
This path overlooks the valley of Florac all the height of the causse Mejean. On the horizon, the Cevennes and Mont Lozère are divided into a series of plans to infinity. There is a short variant on the flank of the causse at mid-slope.Show more
#4 - Baousso del Biel - Le Cinglegros
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 8.4 km • Est. 2 h 5 m
Troglodyte hamlets of Saint Marcellin and Eglazine. Ruiniform dolomites (rocks shaped by erosion). There are flora and vultures (bring your binoculars).Show more
#5 - Sentier des 4000 Marches
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 8.4 km • Est. 4 h 45 m
This is a must-see hike in the region. This hike allows you to discover the second highest peak in the Cévennes, as well as its "4000 steps" path. Mont Aigoual rises to 1565m above sea level and is a summit in the Massif Central. The 4000 Marches Trail offers spectacular landscapes in the southern part of the Cévennes National Park.Show more
#6 - The Corniche and the Hermitage Saint Eugène
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 5.1 km • Est. 1 h 34 m
Located in the heart of the Bois de Païolive at the base of Cévennes National Park, this popular trail's destination is the historic l'Ermitage Saint Eugène.Show more
#7 - Lac de Villefort Loop
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 7.1 km • Est. 2 h 5 m
Starting point, in front of the small parking (earth) before the bridge that passes over the lake. All the first part is very nice, hilly trail, near the lake, in the shade of trees. The second part is on the landscaped side of the lake, so dirt road big enough, there are people (crossing the beach). We have to go through the road at the dam (visually impressive) and at the bridge to get back to the car. Even if you stay at the lake level, you can not stop going up and down, which explains the difference in level with the GPS. Simple, comfortable sneakers are enough. It is nevertheless necessary to look well where one puts the feet in the first part: the roots and the stones are numerous.Show more
#8 - Corbès and Grotte de Valaurie
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 7.2 km • Est. 2 h 22 m
An easy walk with few real difficulties offering stunning panoramic views of the valleys of the Gardon in Saint-Jean and Mialet. On the trip you can discover the concretions and gours of the Grotte de Valaurie (300m of underground galleries) if the entrance is still open.Show more
#9 - Sentier des Deux Ponts de Ispagnac
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 7.4 km • Est. 2 h 29 m
A short hike that connects the Ispagnac bridge and the Quézac bridge, between the two villages with marked architecture, we discover pretty panoramas over the Tarn valley. A hike not too difficult, but with a small drop anyway.Show more
#10 - Paros Trail and Vallon d'Ispagnac
Cévennes National Park
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Length: 9.7 km • Est. 3 h 13 m
To see: panoramas (valleys and causses), lavender, old road and Paros bread oven.Show more
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