Chapeau de Gendarme Face Nord

Barcelonnette

De l'immeuble CBU du Sauze jusqu'au Chapeau de Gendarme Face Nord

Hiking Difficult

Distance
17 km
Ascent
1.4 km
Descent
1.4 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
29˚
Chapeau de Gendarme Face Nord Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's very remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between May and September. From a low point of 1.3 km to the maximum altitude of 2.7 km, the route covers 17 km, 1423 vertical metres of ascent and 1410 vertical metres of descent.

Description

Hiking or Trail running

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between May and September

Features

  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers