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The Devil Route

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3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer out and back
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 545' 166 m
Descent: -544' -166 m
High: 2,421' 738 m
Low: 1,878' 573 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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A huge effort, but an easy hike.

Thomas Mourier

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The entire family will enjoy the good views and rewarding climb on this hike.

No vehicles allowed on trails.

Overview

This is a very fun route up a mountain. It is very high up and will lead you to a castle with an awesome view!

Need to Know

A walking stick or trekking poles are recommended, and you should bring cash to eat at the restaurant near the start.

Description

You might be surprised about the hike being an out-and-back, but there is no direct way to create a loop as it is on a mountain. Be careful on the Pla des Pouet Road, as some drivers are drunk. The way this hike is commonly done is to start at the village center, go to the restaurant at the start, and go back. You may also decide to eat at the restaurant near the beginning of the hike, as it is a hard trail to hike on an empty stomach.

On the road, there are a lot of turns, but not many on the Castle Trail. Be careful near the end, as the rocks are slippery. Along the way, you also might hear some sheep.

The biggest turn is near the end, where you arrive at a large area with several cars parked and have three options. You must continue straight towards the castle. The long climb (about 15 min.) at the end is very slippery. This climb is not recommended for young children and pets.

Flora & Fauna

There are a lot of sheep on the trails and (maybe) on the road. If you can reach them, there are red berries that are safe for eating.

History & Background

The castle was successfully defended by King James II from invaders (otherwise, it wouldn't be here today).

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Oct 22, 2017
Thomas Mourier
All clear. 1.6mi — 0h 34m

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