A pretty little walk with a beautiful viewpoint over Lac des Corbeaux, where you may like to take a dip.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D) (1) Set out from the car park at Lac des Corbeaux.
Walk up the road on the right of the restaurant for about twenty metres, and then take the path that climbs up to the right (2) (indicated by a sign with yellow ring waymarks) for about 700m until you reach the forest track.
Turn right down the track and keep going until you reach Roche du Lac. . There is a handrail attached to the rocks, but caution is advised.
When you reach the Roche du Lac viewpoint (3), you can make the most of the chance to take a few photos. Then standing with your back to the lake, take the path that climbs up ahead of you.
After 250 metres (4), leave this path and turn left onto the path that descends down to Croix Louis. You can continue along the original path to the Collet Mansuy stele to shorten the journey.
At the end of the path, turn left along the forest track to Croix Louis.
At Croix Louis, return back along the same path, and keep going straight on for 1600m until you reach the Collet Mansuy stele (5), a monument dedicated to a lumberjack who died at work.
At the crossroads, go straight on and follow the path downhill back to the starting point (1).
D/A : mi 0 - alt. mi 0 - Departure point - Lac des Corbeaux
1 : mi 0.08 - alt. mi 0.08 - Fork. Take the right-hand path
2 : mi 0.85 - alt. mi 0.85 - Roche du Lac viewpoint
3 : mi 0.99 - alt. mi 0.99 - Fork. Turn left
4 : mi 1.43 - alt. mi 1.43
5 : mi 2.24 - alt. mi 2.24 - Collet Mansuy and the Stele
D/A : mi 2.81 - alt. mi 2.81
You can have a meal at the starting point of the hike, where there is a restaurant and a picnic area.
If the weather is good, you can take a dip in the lake. Don’t forget your swimsuits, as I don’t think naturism is allowed.
N.B. This is a gentle walk, but the path can be slippery in places making it tricky for less accustomed hikers.
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