• Sport

Hiking at Tréchauffé summit

A hike that starts with a climb to the Col de l'Aiguille, with the goats to accompany you and keep you company, then the path climbs through the forest to reach the Pointe de Tréchauffé and its magnificent panorama of Lake Geneva.

Sport Hiking at Tréchauffé summit La Forclaz


Departing from La Forclaz (74200)
Average length : 03h00
Total elevation gain : 351m
Vertical drop : 351m
Distance : 3.2km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

From the summit you can also enjoy views of the Vallée d'Aulps peaks and the Swiss Jura.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 351m
Altitude max : 1627m
Vertical drop : 351m


Beige panels with black lettering and green arrows

Map references

Map: IGN Top 25, 3528 ET, Morzine

Further informations

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    Departure from Tréchauffé parking lot
    1/ From the parking lot, retrace your steps for 300 m along the road towards the Tréchauffé chalets.
    2/ Take the path on the right towards Pointe de Tréchauffé.
    3/ At the Col de l'Aiguille, take the right-hand path through the forest until you reach a very steep section equipped with metal steps to make the climb easier.
    4/ At the summit, leave the path to reach the Pointe de Tréchauffé on the right, some 50 m away.

    Return along the same path.


    Animals allowed
    Not adapted to strollers

    - Choose your route according to your physical condition and the weather conditions.
    - Follow the instructions for signposting.
    - Don't set off too late in the afternoon, to make sure you're back before dark.
    - Take sufficient food and water with you. Mountain sports require a lot of energy.

    Dogs must be kept on a leash due to the presence of herds.

    Period of practice

    From 01/05 to 31/10.
    Accessible outside the snow season and subject to weather conditions. Check with the Tourist Office beforehand for current access conditions. Recommended season: spring - summer - autumn.

    • Pets welcome
    • Car park
    • Free car park


    Chalets de Tréchauffé 74200 La Forclaz
    Departing from : La Forclaz (74200)
    Latitude : 46.314039 - Longitude : 6.628495

    Departure from the Tréchauffé parking lot, opposite the goat farm.
    > Access by car from Thonon or Cluses on the D902 to the village of La Forclaz, then follow the signs for Col du Grand Taillet and the chalets de Tréchauffé. Go to the end of the road.

    More informations

    Information update on 03/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de la Vallée d'Aulps
    Randonnée PDIPR (Plan Départemental des Itinéraires de Promenades et de Randonnées)