2 miles
Distance
206 ft
Climb
-1,767 ft
Descent
00:26:04
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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8334 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    -16.279%
  • Grade max
    -71.298%
  • Grade min
    59.115%
  • Distance climb
    1,543 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    132 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:04
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to merlet-rocks-and-roots trailhead (45.908480, 6.821980)
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      Merlet rocks and... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 4:50am
      Nov 5, 2018
      In perfect conditions. Bridge at the begining has disappeared
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      Oct 9, 2017 @ 4:34am
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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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