Snowshoes - EcOtrace, Col du Pillon - Isenau

Col du Pillon - Lac Retaud - Isenau

Relaxing footpath to discover the region.

To get to the trailhead for this trail, travel by car or bus from Les Diablerets to Col Du Pillon.

Start your hike by taking the winter trail to Lac Retaud, a lovely little mountain lake nestled in snowy surroundings. Continue across the Plaine des Moilles toward Isenau. Once you have arrived at Isenau, enjoy the magnificent panoramic views.

For the return, follow the same route in the opposite direction to Col du Pillon (1hr) or take the “Sentier des Crêtes” (ridge trail) directly to Les Diablerets (1hr 30min).

Practical information

A few safety requirements :
- Always check the weather forecast and snow conditions before leaving (no departure without visibility)
- Have with you a map or a plan of the route
- Respect the road marking and the bans
- Always visualize the following beacon since the place where you are
- Be wary of false tracks and do not hesitate to turn back in case of doubt
- Watch to carry of the adequate material(equipment), the drink and if possible a mobile phone
- You make a commitment on the plans of hikes, tracks of bottom or sled under your own responsibility
- We disclaim all liability in the event of an accident, of distraction or problem inherent to forces of Nature
- By respect for the fauna and the environment, please keep your dog on a leash and collect its dropping and do not leave waste in the nature


Office du Tourisme des Diablerets
Chemin du Collège 2
1865 Les Diablerets

Tel : +41 (0)24 492 00 10

Technical data

Start point
Les Diablerets
3.5 km
Positive altitude difference
249 Metres
Negative altitude difference
30 Metres

Along your way

Restaurant du lac Retaud

Restaurant du lac Retaud

Les Diablerets

Lake Retaud nestles at an altitude of 1,685 metres directly opposite Glacier3000. This haven of peace offers walks in summer and winter as well as a restaurant with an adjoining, sunny terrace for fans of hiking, cross-country skiing and other winter sports.

Lake Retaud

Lake Retaud

Les Diablerets

A little paradise in the Vaudois Alps: nestled in a basin on the south face of the Palette, Lake Retaud reflects the blue sky and dark pines in its crystal water.

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