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Hiking grade : Class 4 Help_16x16
Distance_16x16 4.7 km Ascent_16x16 493 m Vertical_drop_16x16 495 m
Duration : 3h30
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Accès depuis "Vieux Port, La Ciotat"

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Steps for this hike

  • 1
    Parking_16o Parking du Sémaphore
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    • In an hairpin at around 350m of elevation, take an asphalt road on your right.
  • 2
    Path_16o Route du Sémaphore
    Distance_16x16 591 m, Ascent_16x16 3 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 33 m
    • Follow the asphalt road all the way to the sémaphore du bec de l'aigle.
    • Take the the trail yellow on your left.
  • 3
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 242 m, Ascent_16x16 27 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 74 m
    • Go around the building on the left.
    • Take the the small trail black on your right.
  • 4
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 199 m, Ascent_16x16 0 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 54 m
    • Follow the small trail marked with blue triangles and black lines.
    • At a cairn leave a small trail on the right marked blue.
    • Above a rocky buttress, take a small trail on the right.
  • 5
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 261 m, Ascent_16x16 56 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 84 m
    • Follow the black signs.
    • The small trail passes on the other side of the crest.
    • 15 m rappel on a lonely bolt.
    • You can downclimb it (3).
    • Follow the small trail toward northwest.
  • 6
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 304 m, Ascent_16x16 43 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 35 m
    • The small trail follow the ledge during 300 meters.
    • The small trail is exposed for 300m.
    • There are bolts to belay you partners.
    • Go over 2 failles consécutives.
    • Continue on the small trail for 70 meters.
    • Fixed ropes.
    • 25 m rappel.
    • Dow climb a 5 m step (2).
    • Take the the small trail black on your right.
  • 7
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 1750 m, Ascent_16x16 243 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 126 m
    • The trail follow the base of the cliff.
    • You pass in front of : le cirque du 14 juillet.
    • The trail is exposed for 100m.
    • There are bolts to belay you partners.
    • You arrive at pas de la chèvre.
    • Follow the black signs.
    • You arrive below the cave "des emigrés".
    • The trail join the crest.
    • Take the trail des crêtes to the right.
  • 8
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 800 m, Ascent_16x16 115 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 50 m
    • Join a view point.
    • Follow the yellow signs.
    • Reach the highest point of the "sommet du cap canaille" crest.
    • Pass a trail on your right.
    • Turn left on the path.
  • 9
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 173 m, Ascent_16x16 0 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 21 m
    • Take the path on your right to avoid the asphalt road.
  • 10
    Path_16o -Without name-
    Distance_16x16 374 m, Ascent_16x16 6 m, Vertical_drop_16x16 18 m
  • 11
    Parking_16o Parking du Sémaphore
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When to go

Seasonnal information

  • It is too hot.
  • Restricted access on a daily base depending on the fire risk.

Global information

Période 1 : best period
Période 2 : bad period
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Contributors : Seb (created on 13 January 2016) , Seb (checked on 15 January 2016) , © OpenStreetMap contributors , Elevation Courtesy of MapQuest