Cascade du Pas de L’Ours

(Cascade de Cauterets)

Cascade du Pas de L’Ours is one of the waterfalls near Cauterets in the Pyrenees, France. Most people are heading straight to the big Cascade de Lutour but there are several other beautiful waterfalls to be found around Cauterets, a place you have to visit.

From Cauterets drive south over D920 past cascade de Lutour until the road follows the river Gave du Marcadau.  From the road it is possible to walk through the forrest to the bottom of the waterfall over an unsigned path in a few minutes. There is a bridge over the river, only problem is to park the car somewhere. There is a small parking for three cars short after Cascade du Pas de L’Ours (gps 42.859330, -0.124786).

If you have enough time you can decide to make a walk starting at Cascade d’Escane Gat, the first waterfall you see after Cauterets. From here you can a make a hike along the river passing (at least) five waterfalls before you reach Cascade de Boussès. The trail is easy but will take time (60-90 minutes-4 kilometers, ending at Pont d’Espagne with again a waterfall and a beautiful surrounding.

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About Cascade du Pas de L’Ours

RegionMidi Pyrenees/Haute Pyrenees
LocationCauterets/Pont d'Espagne-Lourdes
RiverGave du Marcadau
Best visitSpring-early summer

Most nearby waterfalls

WaterfallDistance (linear)Rating
Cascade du Ceriset 1 km
Cascade de Boussès 1 km
Cascade d'Escane Gat 1 km
Cascade du Pont d'Espagne 2 km
Cascade de Lutour 2 km