Cascade de la Pisserotte

(Cascade Saint-Joseph-de-Rivière)

Cascade de la PisserotteCascade de la Pisserotte, also named Cascade Saint-Joseph-de-Rivière, is a single drop waterfall with a height of 76 meters.

Cascade de la Pisserotte can be found in the hamlet Les Grollets near Saint-Joseph-de-Rivière in the region Rhone-Alpes/Isere, France. The mountain range where Cascade de la Pisserotte is situated is called Chartreuse.

From Chambery drive south to Les Echelles (D1006) and further to Voiron (D520). In Saint-Joseph-de-Rivière drive further to Les Grollets. In Les Grollets turn left (southeast) at a wooden busstop and drive on to the end of the small road where you can park (gps 45.351150, 5.678179).

From the parking it is 10 minute walk to the base of the waterfall, but soon you already can see Cascade de la Pisserotte from a distance. There are signs for “Cascade de la Pisserotte – 20 min”. Follow the path towards the mountains. At the end, near the waterfall, you have to find your way to the base of the waterfall without getting wet feet. Not that difficult but for some people a little difficult….

We visited the waterfall May 2022 and it is pretty impressive to see such a tall drop with a big mountainwall of limestone on the background.

The river Grand Moulin drops perfectly down like a vertical stripe over 76 meters. There aren’t many waterfalls with a perfect free fall and enough volume in the waterfall. I have also seen figures where the height is 64 meter but after measuring the height it is 76 meter.

Best time to visit Cascade de la Pisserotte is late spring when a lot of snow melts down the mountains with the highest mountain peak “la grande Sure” (1.920 m)

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About Cascade de la Pisserotte

LocationLes Grollets, Saint-Joseph-de-Rivière (Chartreuse)
RiverRuisseau du Grand Moulin
Best visitSpring, early summer

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