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distance 7.16mi Vertical gain +600ft Vertical drop -571ft duration 3h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Le Frasnois - 39 - Jura

A hike to do preferentially during fall to admire the beautiful colors of the Indian summer reflecting off the lakes.

Les cascades du Hérisson / The Hérisson (Hedgehog) Waterfalls
distance 7.53mi Vertical gain +1079ft Vertical drop -1102ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Chaux-du-Dombief - 39 - Jura

The walk descends the Hérisson ('hedgehog') River with its series of rapids and waterfalls, then returns via Bonlieu, passing through the Dame Blanche viewpoint, with a panoramic view over lakes Val and Chambly and the Herisson valley.

distance 6.66mi Vertical gain +1535ft Vertical drop -1512ft duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Baume-les-Messieurs - 39 - Jura

Discover one of the most beautiful natural sites and one of the prettiest villages in the Franche-Comté.

distance 3.61mi Vertical gain +748ft Vertical drop -738ft duration 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bourg-de-Sirod - 39 - Jura

Pleasure in cascades.
This extraordinary walk around the Pertes de l’Ain gorges sets out from the remarkable site of the old forges and is a delight for all the senses.
Along the way: The Pertes de l’Ain, gorges, cascades, the ruins of Villain castle, and the relics of an old village.

distance 9.25mi Vertical gain +1890ft Vertical drop -1890ft duration 5h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Mouthier-Haute-Pierre - 25 - Doubs

From the old village of Mouthier, you will climb up to the tourism hotspot Franche-Comté , one of the major natural sites of Doubs: the Source of the Loue and up the Nouailles Gorges. You will overlook its emerald green waters interspersed with rapids and waterfalls, climbing and a scenic, physically demanding trail, perhaps surprising along the way some old forgers printing counterfeit money in the shade of caves and returning by the crest of cliffs and lookout points overlooking the valley.

Circuit around Saint-Point-Lac
distance 11.53mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -610ft duration 5h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Labergement-Sainte-Marie - 25 - Doubs

The route around the lake is a long hike but on good roads. Saint-Point-Lac is the third-largest natural lake in France. The path will take you along and close to the lake but also rises up a little and leads away from it at times for better views.
This trail is littered with signs to better understand your environment.

distance 3.02mi Vertical gain +646ft Vertical drop -682ft duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in La Chaux-du-Dombief - 39 - Jura

Very nice and easy walk above the lakes of the Jura, Maclu and Illay.

distance 3.85mi Vertical gain +1175ft Vertical drop -1178ft duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Consolation-Maisonnettes - 25 - Doubs

A walk around the Cirque de Consolation with a thrilling variety of views and valleys. Beautiful panoramic views and bodies of water on way.

distance 4.81mi Vertical gain +1726ft Vertical drop -1709ft duration 3h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Nans-sous-Sainte-Anne - 25 - Doubs

This hike allows you to discover the geological and karstic curiosities which are the source du Lison (the Lison spring), the creux Billard (the Billard hollow) and the grotte Sarrazine (the Sarrazine cave).
The great advantage of this route is that overlooks the creux Billard and offers natural uncovered lookout points from the upper plateau.

Walking The Saut du Doubs ( Download : )
distance 6.43mi Vertical gain +1217ft Vertical drop -1224ft duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Villers-le-Lac - 25 - Doubs

This hike is a marvellous way to explore the beautiful Saut du Doubs.

distance 6.36mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -735ft duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Vorges-les-Pins - 25 - Doubs

A stroll along the ridge separating the Loue Valley and that of the river Doubs and then along the banks of the Doubs with a panoramic view of the Château de Montferrand ruins.

distance 14.42mi Vertical gain +3953ft Vertical drop -3940ft duration 9h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Mouthier-Haute-Pierre - 25 - Doubs

The Loue Spring (tributary of the Doubs) is a resurgence of the Doubs. After journeying underground, it comes out into the open air at the bottom of a 'reculée' (steephead valley), at the foot of the rock face. It has cut deep into the limestone of the Jura massif, creating an enclosed valley, which I invite you to gaze at and contemplate from the many lookout points. You will also go down to the bottom of the gorge to discover this impressive resurgence.

Walking Montfaucon: Dhuit Fountain ( Download : )
Montfaucon: Dhuit Fountain
distance 4.25mi Vertical gain +659ft Vertical drop -673ft duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Montfaucon (Doubs) - 25 - Doubs

Peaceful downhill hike through the Montfaucon valley to the feudal castle perched on its rocky outcrop. Then from a lost fountain to a forgotten fountain, you will go through and, no doubt, appreciate the wild freshness of the Nacra steephead valley.

distance 5.29mi Vertical gain +830ft Vertical drop -794ft duration 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lizine - 25 - Doubs

Another circular walk around Lizine taking you to beautiful viewpoints and past the limestone pavement.

Walking La Dôle from Les Dappes ( Download : )
La Dôle from Les Dappes
distance 4.16mi Vertical gain +1424ft Vertical drop -1404ft duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Prémanon - 39 - Jura

Without doubt, the shortest path up to the summit of La Dôle (1677m altitude) from the French side of the border. In good weather, the views are breathtaking and go on for over 250km: from the Swiss Alps to Mont Blanc and on to the Vanoise and the Ecrins, all of this with plunging views down over Geneva and its lake.

distance 9.57mi Vertical gain +1877ft Vertical drop -1614ft duration 5h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bois-d'Amont - 39 - Jura

Surrounded by Sala and Noiremont summits, this hike that allows you to explore Swiss forests and pastures. You'll need two cars for this straight route hike.

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