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2 miles
Distance
215 ft
Climb
-1,776 ft
Descent
00:21:35
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Chamonix
    Chamonix
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8390

Technical and exposed particularly at the start. Lots of rocks and roots... avoid in the wet!

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More Stats for Merlet rocks and roots mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,561 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,311 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,893 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,872 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,311 ft
  • Grade
    -16.258%
  • Grade max
    -70.618%
  • Grade min
    59.96%
  • Distance climb
    1,556 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    221 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:35
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Status:
on May 26, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to merlet-rocks-and-roots trailhead (45.908480, 6.821980)
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Merlet rocks and... Trail Reports

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May 26, 2018 @ 9:04am
May 26, 2018
The trail is riding well and the bridge across the stream at the top of the trail has now been put in place.
Apr 14, 2018 @ 12:14am
Apr 14, 2018
Lots of the trail is doable however the very beginning is still covered in snow making for a dangerous"hike a bike" and there are about 4...
Feb 8, 2018 @ 11:42am
Feb 8, 2018
Feb 8, 2018 @ 11:41am
Feb 8, 2018
Oct 9, 2017 @ 4:37am
Oct 9, 2017
beware : trail covered in leaves that can hide some treacherous roots and rocks
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Apr 14, 2018 @ 12:15am
Apr 14, 2018
Merlet rocks and roots
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Oct 9, 2017 @ 4:34am
Oct 9, 2017
Merlet rocks and roots
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Oct 9, 2017 @ 4:33am
Oct 9, 2017
Merlet rocks and roots
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Oct 9, 2017 @ 4:33am
Oct 9, 2017
Merlet rocks and roots

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag TheIrishLad (Feb 8, 2018 at 12:14)
 This trail can lead you on to Le Petit Balcon Sud, which is a trail leading from Les Houches all the way to Les Praz with many ways to get down into the villages along the way. It is also important to mention the beginning of this trail is very rocky, exposed and dangerous. Very early on there is metal bridge crossing a stream with a plaque in commemoration of someone who fell trying to cross before the bridge was put in place. This bridge was put up in Summer of 2017. Once you get beyond this bridge the trail become much less exposed but remains rocky. Watch out for leaves and hikers.
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