The Barberine Waterfall trail

in Vallorcine

Nestled below the Emosson dam, this waterfall is well worth a visit when the river is in spate. Maison de Barberine: museum. Open in July and August.

At the end of the village, a track leads you through the meadows and eventually narrows to a footpath. Cross the Nant du Rand stream and stay on the higher path that goes across the hillside. This joins the path from Barberine and climbs up towards the torrent, where you will find the waterfall.

Coming back: follow the same route via the village of Barberine, heading down the RD 1506 road for about 100 metres, then up through a clearing on the right. Near the oratory, there are a few steps over the railway tunnel. Next, follow the path until you join the Eau Noire path which goes up to the right towards Vallorcine.

Note: The Maison de Barberine (Vallorcine museum) is worth a visit (open in July and August). It is found at the RD 1506 road side of the village.

More information at the Tourist Office, the High Mountain Office, and in our hiking guide.
Careful: path conditions may change - remember to check the latest information before setting off.

Easy (valley bottom)
Starting point altitude
Highest point
Elevation gain
Elevation losses
Round trip timing
Free of charge.
Opening dates
All year round.
Access depending on meteorological conditions. For more information, contact the High Mountain Office of Chamonix: +33 (0)4 50 53 22 08. Website : (

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
The Barberine Waterfall trail
Le Mollard
74660 Vallorcine
Closest train stop : Vallorcine train station
Closest parking : Barberine car-park

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