Mont Noble from Nax via the Forest

Mont Noble

Nax

A beautiful scenic route up Mont Noble from the pretty village of Nax through the small forest paths. A full day hike but never too hard.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
7.3 km
Ascent
1.3 km
Descent
6 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
19˚
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Mont Noble from Nax via the Forest Map

Description

The best route up Mont Noble from the village of Nax using the quieter paths. You can be sure to find plenty of solitude in the company of wildflowers, and perhaps the odd herd of Herens cows grazing. The path winds through the forest on nice narrow (but never technical) paths before traversing across the alpine meadows and to the clear summit of Mont Noble. Fantastic views across to the Oberland, down the Rhone valley, and back towards Verbier and Mont Blanc from the summit.

Those wanting something more challenging can continue along to the col du cou and to the Lac de Louche. A wonderful clear lake in the high alpine—a perfect spot for a picnic before making your way back the way you came, towards the Becs de Bosson or the Vallon de Rechy.

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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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