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Col du Mollendruz – Vernant

Winter hiking path
Time required: 2 hoursLength: 8.00 km


All season


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Parc naturel régional Jura vaudois - Starting from Col du Mollendruz, the link between the Lake Geneva basin and Lake Joux, this walking route offers spectacular views of the plain and the Alps. With its figure-of-eight configuration, you can opt to walk all or half of the route.

At the gateway to the Vallée de Joux, the Vernand walking trail starts from the Col du Mollendruz, taking you across meadows for 2 km and through a pine forest opening up to a spectacular view of the plains, Lake Geneva and the Alps. You return along a forest path, through the Pré Magnin pastures to the Col du Mollendruz.

Due to its variety and accessibility, this trail is ideal for families or people wanting to discover the wide-open spaces of the Parc Jura Vaudois.

Option to shorten the loop by forking off after Pré de Joux and returning to Pré Magnin and back to the Col (a total of 4km).



8.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
160 m
Altitude difference descent
160 m
Time required
2 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Latest information on the snow situation:

Winter bus service :


SwitzerlandMobility, Winter-hiking N°970


Starting point
Col du Mollendruz (Altitude: 1180 m)
Arrival by public transport
Mollendruz, col Timetable SBB
Col du Mollendruz (Altitude: 1180 m)
Arrival by public transport
Mollendruz, col Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • 50+