Mer de Glace via Grand Balcon Nord is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 11.0 miles Elevation Gain: 6,725 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

trail running

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

no dogs

This beautiful trail offers views to the Mer du Glace Glacier. Please note this trail can only be reached by using the cable car or by walking from other trails in the area. If you are in Chamoix, take the Auigille du Midi Cable Car. Trail can also be accessed from the Piton Nord lift.

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rocky
3 hours ago

This was probably the most gorgeous hike I’ve ever been on this far! Would highly recommend! I took the lift halfway up to Aiguille du Midi and hiked the rest of the way to Montenvers.

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rocky
12 days ago

Spectacular scenery, with wildflowers and snowy peaks in the distance. As others have suggested, take the cable car up and the train back. Poles helped this 62 year old go up and down the rocks; younger folks were running the trail with little problem. Be sure to take the Signal trail off to the right about ⅔ of the way across the balcon.

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15 days ago

Great walk. Take the gondola up, walk across, see the glacier Tunnels and train back down.

6 months ago

Fantastic views and relatively easy trail, the restaurant at the end of the trail (where the mer de glace and train station are) is quite good! Also i highly recommend going inside the glacier!

hiking
11 months ago

Spectacular day hiking here toward mer du glace.

11 months ago

Superb ride

hiking
Friday, July 06, 2018

Took the ski lift up to Plan de l'Aiguille du Midi and came back on the train from Montenvers. It is a beautiful trail even with fog/limited visibility. Worthwhile going up to the higher path to Signal Forbes and visit all the inuksuks.

hiking
8 days ago

recorded Grand Balcon

hiking
9 months ago

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