The lake of Sainte Marguerite

The lake of Sainte Marguerite is a pretty mountain lake at 2227m located on the resort of Les Orres (Hautes-Alpes).

There are several possibilities to go to the lake Sainte Marguerite. We propose one that allows you to make a loop from the resort of Les Orres 1800.You can park your car at the resort of Les Orres 1800, there is a large parking lot at the end of the resort. The hike is quite long, count at least 4 hours to complete the loop.

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Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 4 h.

Departure

Departure
The departure to the lake of Sainte Marguerite is not the official departure located in the resort (which is not easy to find in the off-season). You have to go to the top of the resort by walking along the road and take the path that goes into the forest at the first bend in the descent. You only walk about a hundred meters on the road. There are no signposts.

The forest road

The forest road
After a very nice walk in the forest, you join the forest road which leaves from the car park of Pra Paisset. The direction is well signposted. You can't go wrong.

The rise

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The rise
All the climb is on the forest road, the path is sometimes steep but the slope is regular.

Pastures

Pastures
After a rather difficult ascent, you arrive towards magnificent mountain pastures. Be careful, the lake is still quite far.

The view to the summits

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The view to the summits
You have a very nice view of all the surrounding peaks.

The lake of Sainte Marguerite

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The lake of Sainte Marguerite
The lake is a very pretty mountain lake. Beautiful view of the surrounding peaks.

View of Lake Sainte Marguerite

View of Lake Sainte Marguerite
The water is crystal clear and the lake is shallow. You can see the bottom of the lake.

The way back

The way back
To go back to the resort of Les Orres 1800, you can come back by the same path but you can also come back by another more beautiful path on a small mountain trail. You have to retrace your steps and then at the first signpost there is an intersection, the path is not indicated by a sign, there are blue circles on the ground.

The small wooden bridge

The small wooden bridge
Youcross the torrent by a nice wooden bridge.

Watercourses

Watercourses
You are led to cross small mountain streams.

Return to the station

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Return to the station
The return is much more beautiful than the outward journey, you often walk in the shade of the forest and the view is sometimes striking, but the descent is longer. The trail is well maintained. You can meet a lot of people that go to the lake during the summer.

The Orres 1800 station

The Orres 1800 station
Back to the resort and a well-deserved break.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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