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Cascades du Hérisson, Jura
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The walking trail around Cascades du Hérisson is 3.7 km (2.3 mi) along the Hérisson river with 31 waterfalls on the way. You can walk the entire distance, or walk for about 10 min to reach the L'Éventail et Valeé cascades that flow at a height of 65 m (213 ft). At the foot of the waterfall, the Maison des Cascades Visitor Center takes you on an entertaining journey into the heart of the Hérisson valley, its waterfalls, history, and legends. The Visitor Center comprises three exhibition rooms and an audiovisual room playing a 20-min film about the falls. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Menetrux-en-Joux holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Cascades du Hérisson and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We did the hike with our binoculars of 3 years and our youngest 22 months in bag backpack... The stairs make the climb easier for small. Even for non experienced walkers.
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  • Beautiful ballad that is a family. Summer there is little water and the waterfalls are much less impressive but it is to see all the same. Some advice: it is better to park at the top of the cascades or parking is free while it is paid down, wear suitable shoes and time ahead ca it takes about 3 hours. For young children there is possibility to rent a baby home from the cascades carrier this can be useful as impossible in a stroller (we tried).
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  • Nice walk to do by being well shod, alone or with family, no stroller and avoid for people with difficulties to move. Count about 3 h AR, taking pictures, parking at the House of Girard jumping stunts. In the fall, attention to the slippery stones, but of beautiful colors and free parking.
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  • 2 or 3 hours to walk along this small river called "Le Hérisson" Lots of waterfalls, small and medium ones. Visits are more interesting when there's water (automne, spring) A great escape in nature.
  • Stunning water falls to be visited in winter time for the plenty of waters spreading all over. My favorite water falls.
  • Magnificent view. Try to start from the top and go downwards to see the waterfalls in increasing size order. Worth it!
  • Beautiful walk, although too crowded in the main season.
  • Joli balade à faire.