Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry

in Les Houches
Presentation

A hike that mainly goes through the woods. A trail that offers sweeping views of the Mont Blanc Massif.

From the entrance of the park, go up to the right along the fences and take on the right during 10 mn the path of Bel-Lachat and Brévent. Leave it and go horizontally on the left for 400 m. Go down leaving the Chailloux path on the right. A few twists and turns in the slope lead to a fork: leave the Houches trail on the left and take the one that goes horizontally to the right in the forest. It passes a little below the Lac Noir and reaches the Plan de la Cry.

Possibility to start from Les Houches, Les Bossons or Chamonix.
More information available at the Tourist Office or the High Mountain Office and in our trail guide.
Attention : The conditions of the trails are likely to change, think of informing you before leaving.

Difficulty
Medium (on the slopes)
Distance
6.2km
Starting point altitude
1483m
Highest point
1595m
Elevation gain
338m
Elevation losses
338m
Round trip timing
3h
Rates
Free of charge.
Opening dates
From 01/05 to 15/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
Location
Hike along the Petit Balcon Sud: Merlet-Plan de la Cry
Parking de Merlet
74310 Les Houches
Arrival Plan de la Cry : 1431 m

Closest bus stop : La Griaz/Le Tourchet
Closest train stop : Les Houches train station
Closest parking : Parking Les Houches train station / Le Tourchet car-parks

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