The Black Grouse (Lyrurus Tetrix) trail

213m Level difference
2h30 Duration

On the Jaillet massif, the forest path that crosses the black grouse’s territory meets up with former pastures in the ridgeline and offers an exceptional viewpoint over the Aravis and Mont-Blanc massifs.

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Follow the direction of the Jaillet cable car and then the road that leads from the right of the cable car to its arrival point (ball trap, clay pigeon shooting). Climb in the direction of Frasses. Or : take the Jaillet cable car and join the Black Grouse trail by the link path heading
westwards ; at the first crossroads on the left follow the direction of the Black Grouse (Tétras Lyre) trail.
The black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) trail is approached by a little path that rises rapidly through a spruce forest. A question-and-answer terminal decorates the slope before the reading tables at the Chalet des Frasses. The path then climbs upwards until it forks off towards the rhododendron and blueberry moorlands. The pathway allows you to meet up with the ridgeline and opens up to a wide
panorama before returning down again through the forest to the clay pigeon shooting (ball trap).

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An alternative itinerary to the left leads to Christomet (1853m) and the Oratory (30 min), offering a breath taking 360° panorama !

Opening periods

Practicable from May to November (depending on snow conditions).