Hiking With Kids

La Chute du Dard, a hidden treasure in Switzerland

La Chute du Dard is a 19m tall beautiful waterfall and is actually the tallest one in the canton de Vaud. It might not impress you at first but you will feel very little when standing next to it.

This beautiful La chute du Dard lays well hidden in the forest not faraway from the small village Croy in the canton of Vaud.  If you come by train or are parking the car by the railway station, the walk to La chute du Dard takes about 10-15min.

Cross the main road, walk through the village and just follow the direct STEP.

Photo credit: Darika Phonphan

The village Croy is very cute. You will pass by a beautiful garden with a water wheel and farm animals.

At the end of the road you can park your car if you want to have a shorter walk to la chute du Dard. From here is about 5 min to the waterfall. You need to put on GPS  Chemin de la Foule 11 Croy, and just drive to the end of the road.

We took the “wrong” trail down to the waterfall.

The real trail is this way…

….but instead we walked to the Step and took this way.

Which was ok but I wouldn’t recommend taking this trail on the summer because you will be wearing a pair of short and this trail is full of nettles!

You will be walking along the river Nozon that falls and become la chute du Dard, just a few meters away.

Don’t get a intimidated when seeing this warning sign. Just turn right and continue the trail. But I couldn’t help myself so I had a sneak peek of the waterfall!

But just around the corner you will have an even better first view of la chute du Dard!

Just about 20 m further you will have a trail down to the waterfall. Just be careful it can be slippery!

Photo credit: Darika Phonpan

By this time of the year, there is not very much water but of course the fall is still 19m high!

Darika et Kran

It is a great place for a picnic and a BBQ…and for a dip in the cool water on a hot summer day! 

The pictures really don’t make any justice to this place, you need to go there and see for yourself!


Only a few km from La chute du Dard are other two stunning waterfalls. I highly recommend both of them!


Saut du Day, Day

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La Tine de Conflens, La Sarraz

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Family Earth Trek


  1. Wow that looks like a fairy tale! I’m sure you had a wonderful time! And now I want to go to Switzerland!! 🙂

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