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Demanding ascent that will reward you with beautiful views of the Orlu Nature Reserve.


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2.2

Miles

3.5

KM

Point to Point

6,459' 1,969 m

High

4,778' 1,456 m

Low

1,697' 517 m

Up

36' 11 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

60%

Max Grade (31°)

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Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

- Hike ends at the Refuge d'en Beys. Reservations are required if you want to dine there or use their facilities (showers, bed). Otherwise, camping is permitted without reservation. Toilet + drinkable water tap are available as well.
- Trail has limited shade

Description

This trail is a good extension to the Reserve d'Orlu Trail if you want to challenge yourself a bit more. It offers great views of the valley below and ends with a picturesque lake, the Etang d'en Beys.

Trail is easy to follow and well marked, it is part of the GR E7.

⚠️ Trail includes a rock scramble section starting at 2.2km / 1.3mi.

Flora & Fauna

- Vulture sights possible. Some marmots can be heard / seen as well
- Plenty of mountain flowers

Shared By:

Adrien Cadet

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Orlu Valley
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Orlu Valley
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Orlu Valley
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Orlu Valley
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Étangs d'en Beys
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