Trek around Saint-Joseph - Le Mas

This hike is primarily along clear paths with views over le Pilat and Sainte-Catherine. An easy trek with some slight up and downhill slopes. Be careful, as non-stone tracks can get muddy in the rainy season.

Technical sheet
No. 4098782
A Saint-Joseph walk posted on 12/02/16 by Tamtraductions. Update : 07/04/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 3.81mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 331ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 338ft
Highest point Highest point : 1440ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 1158ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Areas Areas : Massif central, Monts du Lyonnais
Location Location : Saint-Joseph (42800)
Starting point Starting point : N 45.556134° / E 4.617853°
Map IGN Map (Click to buy) : Ref. 2932ET
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Park your car in one of the car parks around Saint-Joseph church.

(S/F) Head towards la Bessonnière (north) and take the first little road on the right towards la Jubilière.

(1) At the junction, take the road to your left.

(2) Near the pond, leave the road taking the path heading off to the left. Pass behind a cattle farm and keep heading straight past each junction until you reach a road that you'll follow to the left reaching the D30 crossing at Bissieux.

(3) Cross the road (carefully) continuing opposite, then take Chemin de la Pommarez on the left. Ignore Chemin de la Combe Noire, on the other side. Carry on until a junction.

(4) Turn right towards the place called "la Boissonnière" then head downhill towards "route de la Croix du Rey".

(5) Take a right reaching Grénod crossroads.

(6) Leave the road and take the downhill path on the left then turn onto the first path on the left that runs along a low dry-stone wall.

(7) At Mas hamlet, behind a large dairy house on the other side, follow Chemin des Vergers and head down towards "ruisseau de Vaille" (stream). Head up through the housing estate leading to your starting point on the left

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1234ft
1 : mi 0.34 - alt. 1181ft - La Jubilière
2 : mi 0.58 - alt. 1178ft - Pond, take the path to the left
3 : mi 1.52 - alt. 1329ft - Bissieux, D30, head opposite
4 : mi 2.08 - alt. 1378ft - Junction, turn right
5 : mi 2.57 - alt. 1394ft - Chemin de la Croix du Rey, go right
6 : mi 2.84 - alt. 1424ft - Grénod crossroads, take path to the left
7 : mi 3.24 - alt. 1312ft - Le Mas
D/A : mi 3.81 - alt. 1234ft

Useful Information

After (7), there's a good downhill hike so good hiking shoes are a good idea.

We advise taking IGN maps with you on this walk. Click here to buy : 2932ET.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

To see: Crêt de Chagneux chapel: a quick detour is possible after the cattle farm between (2) and (3) on the left.

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