• Sport

The Black Grouse (Lyrurus Tetrix) trail

On the Jaillet massif, the forest path that crosses the black grouse’s territory meets up with former pastures in the ridgeline and offers an exceptional viewpoint over the Aravis and Mont-Blanc massifs.

Sport The Black Grouse (Lyrurus Tetrix) trail Megève


Departing from Megève (74120)
Average length : 02h30
Signed walking trail

Follow the direction of the Jaillet gondola and Luge 4 Saisons then turn right until you reach the Ball Trap car park.

Walk towards the Cabane des Frasses (1625), join the Tétras-Lyre trail by the connecting path going west, at the first crossroads on the left follow the path of the Tétras-Lyre.

The Greater Black-breasted Grouse Trail approaches a small path that rises rapidly in the spruce forest. A “question/answer” kiosk embellishes the slope before the reading tables of the chalet des Frasses.

The trail then climbs up to a junction that leads to the moor with rhododendrons and blueberries. The path allows you to reach the crest line and open up to the panorama before going down into the forest to the Ball Trap.

Total elevation gain : 213m
Altitude max : 1625m

An alternative itinerary to the left leads to Christomet (1853m) and the Oratory (30 min), offering a breath taking 360° panorama !


Free access. Hiking map "Belvederes du Mont-Blanc" at 6€ and hiking guide available for free in Megève Tourisme.


Languages spoken : English, French

Period of practice

From 01/05 to 30/11.
Walkable trail according to snow conditions.

Subject to favorable weather.


Parking du ball trap Massif du Jaillet 74120 Megève
Departing from : Megève (74120)
Latitude : 45.870241 - Longitude : 6.586052
Information update on 17/09/2021 by Mairie de Megève