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Cascade du Dard

Waterfall

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8

Our Rating

Very Good

The Cascade du Dard is a nice waterfall located near the Tunnel du Mont Blanc entrance and not too far from the center of Chamonix. The Buvette de la Cascade du Dard is a very nice snack bar located right next to the waterfall that serves salads, omelets and cheese fondue. The waterfall and the snackbar together form a great little destination for the family. Just mind the kids as they are likely to want to go to the base of the waterfall and that area is quite rocky. There is also a sign warning you of potential flash floods. 


The water of the Cascard du Dard comes from the Torrent du Dard, a little river which forms high above the waterfall at the foot of the Glacier des Pelerins. From the waterfall the water flows further downstream in a northern direction till it meets the big Arve river near Les Pelerins.


Reaching the waterfall is easy. There is a parking very nearby about half way up to the entrance of the Tunnel du Mont Blanc. This would enable you to visit the snack bar and the waterfall is less than 10 minutes. You can also walk it from the valley floor in which case we suggest the trail that starts at the Grepon Parking near Chamonix Sud in which case the walk there and back will take you between 1 and 1.5 hours.

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1233m

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Cascade du Dard

6

Our Rating

Above Average

Out and Back Trail:

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A short, family-friendly trail from the Grepon Parking near Chamonix Sud brings you to the Cascade du Dard. A nice waterfall with a nice Buvette right next to it.

Trail Length

Length

3.38km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Mid Apr - End Oct

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

1.0 - 1.5 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+284m / -284m

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

30 - 45 Mins

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Buvette de la Cascade du Dard

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Snack Bar

Snack Bar right next to the beautiful Cascade du Dard waterfall near Chamonix

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1235m

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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

10

Nearest Town

The Best

Town

The best town in the world. Basecamp for all kinds of mountain and outdoor adventures

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1035m

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Buvette du Cerro

7

Nearest Town

Good

Snack Bar

Snack Bar near 3 viewing points for the Glacier des Bossons

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Chamonix

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1358m

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Longitude:

6.862930682203279

Latitude:

45.90361749296727

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