Easy Lac Damoz des Moulins

Published on 21 October 2006 | by Pierre-Alexandre

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Lac Damoz des Moulins

The Lac Damoz des Moulins is an ideal hiking goal by a hot summer day. Most of the itinerary takes place in a forest where reign freshness and pleasant humidity.
The lake of modest size is nestled at the foot of the Tavaneuse Massif in a calm and serene environment conducive to a well-deserved nap before the descent to the valley.


  • Difficulty: Easy hiking-icon-moyen
  • Altitude: 1,609 m
  • Ascent: 1 hour 50 min
  • Descent: 1 hour 30 min
  • Elevation Gain: 600 meters
  • Round-trip: 6.6 km
  • Map: IGN 3528 ET

 

Getting There

Reach Saint-Jean d’Aulp. In the village, take the small road that leads to Mont d’Evian and continues to the terminus.
It’s possible to park on the left before the forest or just after the last chalets.

GPS Coordinates (WGS 84) of the Starting Point: 46.239516, 6.661248

Ascent

Take the paved road to Damoz des Moulins. The slope is moderate until the Chalets des Fours.
Turn left at the wooden cross decorated with a sculpted Christ, and continue the pathway that becomes steeper. After a few switchbacks, a new bifurcation invites to take on the left the track that rises rapidly in the forest to get to the plateau and the Chalets Damoz des Moulins.
Go right on the narrow footpath that leads to the wood for a short ascent, before reaching a small pass going to the lake.
A path on the right goes around it and climbs a little to admire it.

Descent

Take the same route as described above.


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Pierre-Alexandre

I'm a 26-year-old Swiss Urban Planner and Geographer. Fond of mountains and hiking since my very childhood, I founded Randos-MontBlanc.com in 2001 to share my passion with mountain enthusiasts.


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