How to get there!
Take the direction of the “Col de la forclaz” (renowned cycling col) on the D42 after either Talloires or Menthon Saint Bernard, subject to where you are coming from. After the 2 tunnels and « du nant de craz » take a right hand turn into the « chemin de la closette”. Park, 80 m further on next to the grassy pitch, in the shade.
The footpath can be found on the other side of the grassy pitch. Follow the shaded path down next to the field, which sometimes has a few animals in (added bonus!)! Keep walking until you get to “La Cornalle” from here you can either turn left to go to the view point “Pont des Fees” (and come back) or you can walk straight ahead to go straight into the waterfalls.
This is wonderful walk with little ones, even if I would put the emphasis on good shoes and making sure the adult/child ratio is sufficient as once you are in the waterfalls, you definitely need to have the kids under control – there are barriers but not all are in perfect condition. My sister in law wore “haviannas” (which I love) when we went in June (just when it has stopped raining) and it wasn’t the best combination to be fair 😉
The path on the way down to the waterfall is pretty gentle, you also pass by a little rock climbing area on the right hand side which our kids enjoyed watching and attempting to do. You then continue down to the waterfalls where you pass a great view point.
Turn right to go through to the waterfalls. The kids enjoy the excitement of the waterfalls and walking under the cliffs and I’ve got to say the views down to the lake are breathtaking. The length of the walk is perfect for toddlers, although yet again be careful on footwear and slippy rocks subject to what time of year you go. The further you head down the waterfalls the trickier it is…there are chains and things to hold onto.
At the end you pass under a waterfall and finish at a spot where people set off canyoning down the 60 m of the central waterfall…
To get back you follow the same path.
Allow: 1 hour 30 min with toddlers
Subject to what time of day you go…you could combine this trip with a trip to the Col de la Forclaz to watch the parapentes (kept my girls entertained) and have a spot of lunch
OR Talloires to have a pic nic by the beach (always a winner)!