Mini Petit Balcon trail

Brévent/Flégère

Chamonix

Forest trail winds up to and along the Petit Balcon, then back down through wooden chalets.

Hiking Easy

Distance
3.6 km
Ascent
160 m
Descent
160 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.1 km
High Point
1.2 km
Gradient
Mini Petit Balcon trail Map

Start from base of the Brevent lift and follow the road out of town, eventually turning into a forest track which climbs up to the Petit Balcon single track. At the right time of year there'll be wild strawberries dotted along the route. Great views looking down and across the valley as you cross a couple of couloirs before heading back down on a trail that lands practically in the backyards of local wooden chalets - great for nosing around :)

Difficulty

Easy

Walking along a well-kept trail that’s mostly flat. No obstacles are present.

Best time to visit

April, May, June, July, August, September

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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