A walk to the sources of Jerusalem

A nice walk to a waterfall from the resort of Les Orres (Hautes-Alpes).

With this walk you will discover the springs of Jerusalem, these springs are partially captured to feed the station of Les Orres. At the end of the walk you arrive in front of a very nice waterfall with a beautiful view, the walk is not very difficult, you return by the same path.

Interest: ratingvery good (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

Departure

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Departure
The departure is located at the Pra Paisset car park (1670m), just before Les Orres 1800 resort. You won't have any problem to park the car park is very large.

The indications

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The indications
You can't miss the start of the hike, signs indicate all the hiking possibilities.

The path

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The path
The entire hike is on a forest road closed to traffic.

The Torrent of the Eyssalette

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The Torrent of the Eyssalette
You follow the torrent for a while, the climb is fairly regular.

The hiking trail

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The hiking trail
You can reach the waterfall in 1 hour if you walk reasonably

The torrents

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The torrents
Springs flow all along the mountain.

The signposts

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The signposts
You can't go in the wrong direction, everything is well indicated. If you have the courage you can walk after the waterfall to the lake of Sainte Marguerite.

The finish near the waterfall

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The finish near the waterfall
At the arrival to the waterfall the slope is less steep and the walk takes place in the shade of the larch trees. Very pleasant.

The sources of Jerusalem

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The sources of Jerusalem
The springs of Jerusalem are named like this because the area belonged to the monks of the order of St. John of Jerusalem.

The waterfall

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The waterfall
Access to the waterfall is protected by barriers so that hikers do not get too close.

View of the surrounding area

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View of the surrounding area
Very nice view of the surroundings. After enjoying the view, you just have to go back with the same path.
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