The Petite Cascade de Barberine is a smaller waterfall located a few hundred meters north from the tiny hamlet of Barberine at the north-eastern end of the Vallorcine Valley. It is also called the Cascade du Dard but that is also the name of a very popular, bigger waterfall near Chamonix so we used this name to avoid confusion.
The waterfall is part of the Torrent de Barberine, a little river which originates at the Emosson Dam. Before the construction of the dam in 1924, the flow of the Torrent de Barberine was much stronger and the waterfall was much bigger. The Torrent de Barberine marks the border between France and Switzerland. The Grand Cascade de Barberine is located upstream and uphill from the Petite Cascade de Barberine. The Grand Cascade is significantly larger in size. The Torrent de Barberine, includings its two waterfalls have become a popular canyoneering destinations.
The easiest access to the Petite Cascade de Barberine is via the hamlet of Barberine right before the border. There is a trail that will take you through the hamlet and then you will turn north and cross a bridge before reaching a trail marker for the waterfall.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this waterfall.
A long discovery loop trail between Vallorcine and Finhaut visiting 3 waterfalls, a spectacular view point and a number of other points of interest along the way
When to Go
End May - Mid Oct
6.0 - 9.0 Hours
+1381m / -1381m
15+ Years old
3.0 - 4.5 Hours
Location & Map
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