Hiking The Lognan
The 12th most popular hiking trail in France.
Sunday 24 July 2016 05:15 GMT
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.