Le Grand Lac is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Le Monêtier-les-Bains, Hautes-Alpes, France that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, snowshoeing, and backpacking and is best used from May until October.

Length5.3 miElevation gain2,352 ftRoute typeLoop
BackpackingHikingNature tripsSnowshoeingLakeRiverViewswild-flowersWildlifeRockyScrambleSnowNo shade
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Ce sentier en boule est assez difficile et peut être fait dans les deux sens. Si vous parcourez le sentier dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre (ce que vous devriez), vous marcherez sur une colline très escarpée avec beaucoup de cailloux - et au sommet, juste avant d'atteindre le lac, vous devrez faire de l'escalade (un fil d'acier attaché à la falaise). Le panneau d'avertissement au début du sentier vous indique que ce sentier n'est pas fait pour les débutants. C'est un sentier difficile. Vous devez avoir vos chaussures, votre eau et votre endurance en ordre. Si vous empruntez le sentier dans l'autre sens, vous commencerez par la partie facile avant de pouvoir descendre cette colline escarpée. Beaucoup de gens semblent faire le sentier dans le sens inverse des aiguilles d’une montre, s’arrêter près du magnifique lac - et revenir comme ils sont rentrés. Que vous fassiez tout le voyage ou juste une partie, vous admirez des vues incroyables, des paysages changeants avec des rochers et des prés déchiquetés, des marmottes, des fleurs partout (au moins en juillet), des vautours s'élevant au-dessus et de l'espace pour tous.

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Mathieu Playoust
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Raven Cortright
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fairly easy and not too long, but worth the views. a waterfall and a river run through it depending on the season, and the lake is beautiful

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Morten Bek
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If you take of thinking this trail is moderate all the way through, be warned. Part of the trail, right before or after the lake (see photo for exact location of that part), depending if you go clockwise or counter-clockwise, is in no way what I’d call moderate; if you walk the trail clockwise (which you should) you’ll be walking a very steep hillside with lots of loose rocks and pebbles - and at the top, just before reaching the lake, you’ll be doing climbing (a steel wire is attached to the cliff). The warning sign at the trailhead, in French, tells you this trail is not for newbies. The sign is right. You need to have your footwear, water supply and stamina in order. If you take the trail the other way around, you’ll do the easy part first and get to descend this steep hill. Lots of people seem to do the trail counter-clockwise, stop at the beautiful lake - and return the same way they came in. Whether you do the whole trip (I’ll rate at least a good part of it HARD) or take the moderate part in and out, you’re treated to amazing views, changing scenery with jagged boulders and meadows, marmots, flowers everywhere (in July, at least), vultures soaring above and space for everyone.

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Brice Liobard
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Valentyna Zinchenko
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joachim sacher
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Bruno Boulenc
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laurent Fournier
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laurent Fournier
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