Hiking to Grande Tête de l'Obiou


Hiking to Grande Tête de l'Obiou

Hiking Difficult

10 km
1.3 km
1.3 km
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.6 km
High Point
2.8 km
Hiking to Grande Tête de l'Obiou 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 April and October. From a low point of 1.6 km to the maximum altitude of 2.8 km, the route covers 10 km, 1291 vertical metres of ascent and 1290 vertical metres of descent.


Grande Tete de l'Obiou is an ultra-prominent peak in the Dauphine Alps of Southeastern France, not far from the Italy border. The top of the mountain is 9,150 feet of elevation (2,790 Meters). And holds just enough prominence, 5,059 feet (1,542 meters) to be an ultra.



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.


3 out of 4

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

Best time to visit

between April and October


  • Summit Hike