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Cascade du Chapeau

Waterfall

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7

Our Rating

Good

The Cascade du Chapeau is a waterfall located right next to the Le Chapeau Buvette at the foot of the Mer de Glace glacier. The water from the waterfall comes from the Torrent du Chapeau which meets the Arveyron river near the Source de l'Arveyron a bit lower down in the valley at the mouth of the Arveyron river where it is formed below the Mer de Glace river. We got a nice trail nearby for a visit to the Source de l'Arveyron which is located lower down closer to the valley floor.


You pass the Cascade du Chapeau on your way to the Chapeau snack bar. We got wonderful, family friendly trail that starts in the hamlet of Le Lavancher and visits the cascade, the buvette and moves on to the nearby view point for the Mer de Glace. 


There are warning signs around the waterfall not to stay in that area or approach the waterfall. There is frequent rockfall in the area and as such you should not get of the trail and aim to approach the waterfall for a closer look. From the Chapeau snack bar you can have a bit of a closer look but much of the waterfall is covered by rock from that angle.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1650m

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Lavancher to Chalets de la Pendant Loop

6

Our Rating

Above Average

Loop Trail:

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A nice loop starting at Lavancher, climbing up to the Chalets de la Pendant and back via de Tete des Prapators and the Buvette du Chapeau

Trail Length

Length

10.09km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jun - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

3.0 - 5.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+806m / -806m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

12+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.5 - 2.0 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Difficult (4/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Lavancher to Chapeau

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Out and Back Trail:

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A short but very worthwhile little trail with nice views of the Rochers des Mottets. The trail ends at the Le Chapeau Buvette where you can enjoy a variety of snacks and drinks

Trail Length

Length

2.89km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

End Apr - Mid Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

45 - 75 Mins

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+303m / -303m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

4+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

25 - 45 Mins

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Very Easy (1/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Buvette du Chapeau

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Snack Bar

Beautiful buvette near Chamonix with a big wooden terrace and with great views all around

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1543m

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Les Tines

6

Our Rating

Above Average

Hamlet

Small Hamlet along the Arve river between Chamonix and Argentiere

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1082m

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Le Lavancher

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Hamlet

Beautifully situated hamlet on a plateau north from Chamonix

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1209m

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Longitude:

6.9169

Latitude:

45.949

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