• Sport

Mount Baron and its pastures

A sporty, family-friendly hike that offers a magnificent view of Lake Geneva, the Dent d'Oche, and Mont Blanc.

Sport Mount Baron and its pastures Chevenoz


Departing from Chevenoz (74500)
Average length : 03h30
Total elevation gain : 597m
Vertical drop : 597m
Distance : 8.8km
Signed walking trail
Animals allowed

A breathtaking view of Lake Geneva and the Chablais mountains awaits you at the top.
You will cross many pastures where you can enjoy the calm of nature and the sound of the herds' bells.

The start is at Prébuza on the heights of Chevenoz, you will cross woods and mountain pastures and reach a ridge that overlooks the hamlet of Boeufs. This will take you to the summit of Mont Baron and its cross.

Way and back
Total elevation gain : 597m
Altitude max : 1560m
Vertical drop : 597m


Follow the GR markings (white and red) and then follow the PDIPR markings, beige metal panels with green writing.

Map references

Map of the Portes du Soleil hiking trails in France and Switzerland TOP 25 N°3528 ET Morzine Massif du Chablais Les Portes du Soleil

Topoguides references

On sale in the tourist offices of the pays d’Évian vallée d'Abondance.

Further informations

Ground, Grit

    1 3

    0/ Start from the car park at Prébuza in Chevenoz.
    1/ Follow the path that goes up in the woods with the GR markings (red and white) until you reach a cow crossing. Continue on the path which passes by the mountain chalets "Sur les Trables". Then go up into the woods.
    2/ Arriving at the chalets of "Petit Chesnay", follow the path that crosses the meadows to reach "Le Grand Chesnay". Continue to climb through the meadows. At the crossroads, follow the path that goes up.
    3/ At the top of the climb, you are on a vast plain. Take the path that goes down. Do not take the path that goes up on your left, through a rocky barrier.
    4/ Go down towards the Col des Bœufs. Before the pass, take the path which rises on your left and which goes around the rocky barrier.
    5/ You will then go up, in a yaw, through a meadow. You will then reach the summit represented by a cross.
    6/ The return is the same way.


    Free access.


    Animals allowed
    Languages spoken : French

    Pets allowed on a lead only due to the presence of wild animals and herds.

    Period of practice

    All year round.
    Accessible depending on weather conditions. Please check with the Tourist Office beforehand to find out the current access conditions.

    • Pets welcome
    • Parking


    Prébuza 74500 Chevenoz
    Departing from : Chevenoz (74500)
    Latitude : 46.356576 - Longitude : 6.689359

    From the Pré Richard chairlift car park.
    From Prébuza (Le Crêt) for the other possibility.

    Information update on 24/05/2023 by Office de Tourisme intercommunal Pays d'Evian Vallée d'Abondance