Hiking The Lognan

The 12th most popular hiking trail in France.

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Northeast of Chamonix near Argentiere, the Lognan route is a switchbacked doubletrack from Le Plagnolet/Gare parking area (1252m) in Argentiere up to the Lognan summit (1972m).

For an easier time, take the Grands Mtets cable car in Argentiere to the mid station (Lognan). From Lognan station, the track is the home piste in winter. Exit the station and turn immediately left. Its very wide but extremely rough all the way to Argentiere. It drops 800m but feels like 8000m.

Alternately, try riding from Lognan to Le Lavancher. From Lognan take the first right 4x4 track which heads off towards Plan Joran. The 4x4 track eventually leads into a large bowl with views of Chamonix. It turns into a small walking track, then exits the plateau to start the descent into Le Lavancher. The track is technical with many zig-zags.

Overall, Lognan is the 12th most popular hiking trail of all 14 hikes in France. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Lognan including Chamonix, Petit Balcon Nord, Petit Balcon Sud, Hikers Haute Route, Tour Du Mt Blanc and La FlegereLes Mottets.

Chamonix (France)

Chamonix (France)

Lognan Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Local Tourism (0033) 45053-0024; Central Reservations (01133) 45053-0763; French Tourism, US (212) 838-7800.

Best Season:  Jul. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Difficult

Base Camp:  Yeti Lodge Chalets; Le Vert Hotel; Hotel Des Lacs; Hotel Morgane 45053-5715; Vallee Blanche (011) 33-450530450; Hotel du Louvre

Luxury Loding:  Auberge Du Bois-Prin 45053-3351; La Hameau Albert 45053-0509; The Clubhouse (011) 33-450-909-656; Grand Hotel des Alpes

Breakfast Restaurant:  L'M, Chamonix

Reference Source:  click here https://www.chamonix.net/

GPS:  45.98459, 6.92703

Date Published:  1/6/2016

Date Updated:  7/24/2016

ID:  18950

Lognan Hiking Map


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