Parcours intégral des cascades du Hérisson
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Parcours intégral des cascades du Hérisson


Discover the Hérisson waterfalls during a 3-hour hike (7.4 km round trip with 200 m of ascent).

All along the trail, caves and remains of dwellings or workshops using hydraulic power are still visible.
The trail is only accessible to pedestrians.

From the top of the Hérisson waterfalls, parking at Ilay, commune of La Chaux-du-dombief: parking Saut Girard - Lac d'Ilay.

You will start by discovering the first waterfall: the Saut Girard, 35 metres high. After passing the guest house/snack bar where you will find public toilets, you will walk along the Hérisson to descend its course to the two most spectacular waterfalls: the Grand Saut (60m) and the Éventail waterfall (65m=).

Extend and complete your day with a visit to the Maison des Cascades, a museographic space that allows you to understand the site, to learn about the geology of the Jura and to leave with magnificent souvenirs!

From the bottom of the Hérisson waterfalls, meet at the Maison des Cascades at Val dessus, 39130 Ménétrux-en-Joux.

You will be at 5 minutes walk from the biggest waterfall: the waterfall of the Eventail. Easily accessible, it will be a good place for little walkers or visitors in a hurry. You can then access the top of the waterfall to continue your journey to the Grand Saut and so on. The arrival point at the top of the waterfalls is the Saut Girard, 35 metres high.

Be well shod
Dogs on a lead are allowed.
Do not leave the marked paths.

In order to preserve the landscape beauty of the site, there are few rubbish bins along the route. We count on your responsibility to take away your rubbish and participate in the preservation of the site. Thank you in advance.

Parcours intégral des cascades du Hérisson
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Parcours intégral des cascades du Hérisson
Parcours intégral des cascades du Hérisson

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