Hiking trail: the Lac noir

Round trip
Parking de l'Échaillon, Station, 73640, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise
From 01/04 to 30/11. Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.


Cross the classified Clou valley and the Balmes mountain pastures to reach the Lac Noir, where beautiful views of the Balmes glaciers await you. Map available in digital and paper version at the Tourist Office of the resort.
After completing the trail no. 15, cross the hamlet of Monal and continue straight ahead. Shortly after entering the forest, take a path on the left that winds upwards. At the first crossroads after leaving the forest, turn right, join and turn left onto the pastoral road that climbs up from Chenal and follow it towards Le Clou. Then cross the Clou valley keeping the torrent on your left, The Balmes glaciers are on your right. Then follow the small path up to the Lac Noir along the torrent. Same route for the return.



Route GPX track