Cascades du Hérisson, Menetrux-en-Joux

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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. With our international travel planner, Menetrux-en-Joux attractions like Cascades du Hérisson can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Straightforward walk. Start at the Frmagerie and stop at Maison de cascades at the other end. View a number of natural waterfalls whilst on a wooded leaf covered walk. Difficult for people with... 
    Straightforward walk. Start at the Frmagerie and stop at Maison de cascades at the other end. View a number of natural waterfalls whilst on a wooded leaf covered walk. Difficult for people with...  more »
  • We did the trip from bottom to top and back, around 4h with our 5 y.o. kids, plus 1h for lunch at the top (around 8km total). It was really nice, with beautiful colors in the autumn. But the way for.....  more
    We did the trip from bottom to top and back, around 4h with our 5 y.o. kids, plus 1h for lunch at the top (around 8km total). It was really nice, with beautiful colors in the autumn. But the way for.....  more »
  • We just went to one of the Cascades. If we had more time, we would have come prepared to do the 3 hour walk to see them all. Nice facilities. Easy parking. 
    We just went to one of the Cascades. If we had more time, we would have come prepared to do the 3 hour walk to see them all. Nice facilities. Easy parking.  more »
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  • Nice cascade. Unfortunately, it was almost dry because of the hot summer. -2 stars because of the parking lot for which you have to pay (5 euro 1h). The first 20 minutes are free, but it is almost impossible (without running) in that timeslot to walk to the waterfall and back
  • Absolutely stunning waterfalls. Make sure you wear good footwear with a lot of grip as it's quite slippy in places. Also it's best not to go off on the longer walk in the forest without a map as it is really easy to get lost! There are multiple paths and they are not sign posted once you get away from the main walk along the gorge with the waterfalls.
  • Lots of parking and nearby walk to the waterfalls. Can be very busy
  • About 1.5 hours stroll in the woods. Great location for a pick nick. Avoid rainny days as it can be slippery.
  • Quite crowded but not without reason. Several lathe and small waterfalls can be viewed and experienced from a will maintained path. Though mostly easy to walk with stairs were needed, it can be sometimes a bit steep and slippery. Because there is only one trail along the river and the trail at points only allows one person, when crowded it is easily jammed. Don't forget to bring some food and drinks with you if you venture past the first waterfall. There is plenty of parking space (paid).

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