Hongrin Dam - N°8. - under construction

Route Information

Category
Region
Difficulty
Moderate
Length
Duration
Ascent
Descent

Description

Starting from La Lécherette, this hike overlooking the Hongrin valley takes you to the dam of the same name and then back to La Lécherette by walking near the lake. This hike offers an unobstructed view and is mainly done on the road.

The start is in the centre of La Lécherette. Go behind the building housing the grocery shop bypassing it on the left. Follow the road that passes in front of the chapel to reach the road to "Sonlomont". Follow it to the left. This road climbs gently up to the crossroads "des Mossettes" at an altitude of 1570 meters. Continue straight on to the Sonlomont pass at an altitude of 1503 meters. From this pass, head towards Neusille following the "main" road to point 1491. Continue your route by taking the path down to the left which joins the road to the Hongrin dam. To see the dam up close, go to the right (10 minutes to reach). You can walk to the dam and back for another 20 minutes. Then retrace your steps and instead of going back up to Neusille, continue to follow the road up to 1312 meters. Leave the road and follow the path down to the mouth of the river in the lake. The road then climbs back up to the military road which you follow to La Lécherette. Option 1: Possibility to go up to the Monts Chevreuil refreshment station and return by the same path. Option 2: To shorten the circuit, you can join the Hongrin road by taking the path that goes down through the pastures at the height of the Sonlomont pass. (This option does not pass the dam). In this case, allow 1 hour less.

Practical Information

Please note: from mid-May to 9 August 2024, work is being carried out on the dam and its crown is inaccessible.

Starting from La Lécherette, this hike overlooking the Hongrin valley takes you to the dam of the same name and then back to La Lécherette by walking near the lake. This hike offers an unobstructed view and is mainly done on the road.

The start is in the centre of La Lécherette. Go behind the building housing the grocery shop bypassing it on the left. Follow the road that passes in front of the chapel to reach the road to "Sonlomont". Follow it to the left. This road climbs gently up to the crossroads "des Mossettes" at an altitude of 1570 meters. Continue straight on to the Sonlomont pass at an altitude of 1503 meters. From this pass, head towards Neusille following the "main" road to point 1491. Continue your route by taking the path down to the left which joins the road to the Hongrin dam. To see the dam up close, go to the right (10 minutes to reach). You can walk to the dam and back for another 20 minutes. Then retrace your steps and instead of going back up to Neusille, continue to follow the road up to 1312 meters. Leave the road and follow the path down to the mouth of the river in the lake. The road then climbs back up to the military road which you follow to La Lécherette. Option 1: Possibility to go up to the Monts Chevreuil refreshment station and return by the same path. Option 2: To shorten the circuit, you can join the Hongrin road by taking the path that goes down through the pastures at the height of the Sonlomont pass. (This option does not pass the dam). In this case, allow 1 hour less.

Practical Information

Please note: from mid-May to 9 August 2024, work is being carried out on the dam and its crown is inaccessible.

Course profile

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