Create an account

Start your adventure today.


    Already a member? Login

    This reflects the 10Adventures difficulty rating for each route. We aim to keep ratings consistent across regions.
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    477 m
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    5.3 km
    This reflects the estimated time the majority of users will take on this trail. If you are slower, add time to the top-end figure. If you are fast, then you may complete this route faster than this time range.
    User Ratings
    These ratings are completed by users who have completed this trail and not subject to reviews by 10Adventures.
    Be the first to add a review!
    Directions to Trailhead

    Lac Lioson

    Lac Lioson

    Download an interactive map and guide on your phone today!

    Table of contents

    If you are staying in the Geneva or Lausanne area, Lac Lioson is a short distance and an easy hike away to experience a pretty alpine lake. There is a restaurant beside the lake that serves very good food. You have the choice of completing the loop around the hill for a more challenging walk or returning to the parking lot from the lake to make it a very easy hike.

    Route Description for Lac Lioson

    The trail to Lake Lioson starts on a gravel road, and the return trip that goes over the hills will be on narrow, rocky footpaths. A light hiking shoe is ideal, though you can take trainers if the weather is good and dry.

    From the parking lot, take the trail to the left that goes directly to Lake Lioson. The trail is wide, more like a dirt road, and heads southeast. After ascending 1.2 km, you will see the lake and the restaurant.

    Lake Lioson is used for fishing and ice diving. If you want a more challenging hike, you can walk the narrower path that passes around the lake then ascends the hills (follow a GPS track).

    From the restaurant, take the trail that goes along the left bank of the lake. When you end up opposite of the restaurant on the lake, the trail starts to ascend southward away from the lake. After you’re 2.0 km past the restaurant, the trail will turn around a hill to the right and will descend back to the parking lot.

    Insider Hints for Lac Lioson

    • It is best to take a car to hike Lac Lioson. If you need to take public transport, you can take a Train to Aigle, transfer to another train to Le Sepey, then a bus to Les Mosses, adding 1.0 km of walking to get to the trailhead.
    • If you want the hike to be as easy as possible, you can reverse your route from the restaurant back to the parking lot, and your total hike will be about 2.4 km.

    Getting to the Lac Lioson Trailhead

    Lac Lioson is near the village of Les Mosses in the canton of Vaud. From Lausanne, drive to Les Mosses by taking the highway to Aigle, then driving the narrower mountain roads to Les Mosses. At Les Mosses, take Chemin du Lioson by entering the street near Le Bivouac restaurant. At the end of Chemin du Lioson is a small free parking lot where the trail starts.

    Route Information

    • When to do:

      June to October

    • Backcountry Campsites:


    • Pets allowed:


    • Family friendly:

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage:


    • Crowd Levels:


    • Route Type:


    Lac Lioson Elevation Graph

    Weather Forecast

    Check Area Weather


    No reviews
    Write a review

    Add a review

    You must be logged in to post a comment.


    Let someone else do the hard work, book a custom tour in over 85 countries.

    Chat with us on our contact page or fill out the form below!

    Nearby Trails

    10Adventures Trail App

    Take your trails online! Keep track of your route along the way.

    Download for free today.

    Get travel inspiration and discounts

    Join our weekly travel newsletter