Crossing of Mont Jalla

Equipment : Pedestrian sports, Hiking itinerary

A unique view of the Grenoble area from Mount Jalla and the memorial of the mountain troops.

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From the entrance to the Jardin des Dauphins (please note the garden's opening hours: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in summer and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in winter), walk up to the Bastille [sentier de la Mémoire et de la Paix] through the garden's paths. From the Guy-Pape garden, the itinerary is a succession of paths, stairs and passages in the fortifications. From the courtyard of the dungeon (under the arrival of the cable car), go out through the postern and take on the right the track in direction of the mount Jalla (junction with the path GR ® 9) [caves known as of Mandrin]. Before the "Auberge du Père Gras", take on the left the fire-fighting track which climbs up to the top of the mount Jalla (630 m). Arrive on the crest (post "La Chenaie"). Leave the GR® 9 and go left towards the memorial. Turn left on a path on the side, going down quickly to Mas Gachet. Go down by the road for about 150 m [view on the aiguille de Quaix]. Turn left onto a path that runs alongside a housing estate. At Gomma, cross the D57 to go straight ahead on a wide path undulating in the undergrowth. Cross two small bridges and go up to Gatinet. Go down the small road on the left, around the Narbonne castle and continue downhill for about 150 m. Along a hedge, take a path on the left (sunken road, fast descent) to the Canet. Cross the road and go down to Pique Pierre by the place des Compagnons Charpentiers, the chemin de la Cheminée and the route de Narbonne. Return by the streetcar E stop "Saint-Martin-Le-Vinoux - Hôtel de Ville". Possibility to come back on foot to the Esplanade by the bicycle path along the Isère river.


Rates

Free access.

Opening periods

All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.

Equipments and characteristics

  • Pets allowed

Environnement

  • Close to a public transportation
  • Mountain view

Track characteristics

Distance:
8 km
Positive level difference:
600 m
Daily duration:
3h
Level:
Orange level - quite hard
Type:
Loop

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