Petit Balcon Sud
ElevationAscent: 1,194' 364 m
Descent: -2,027' -618 m
High: 4,906' 1,495 m
Low: 3,588' 1,094 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“A long, rolling tour of the Chamonix valley.”— Nick Wilder
The good parts about being low in the valley: the snow melts fast, and this has a longer season. It's mostly forested, which makes it cooler and the trail surface is soft dirt. Being on the north side of the valley, the views of the Mont Blanc massif are excellent, though not continuous. Also, this is a very pleasant trail in bad weather - even rain.
However, most people come to Chamonix for the high alpine and unobstructed big mountains... so if you have limited time and good weather, choose a trail higher up.
This is more of a network of trails and short stretches of roads, but every intersection is well-marked, so just keep your eyes open and you'll stay on track.
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