0 km: From the car park, walk along the rampart to the left until you reach a gateway into the enclosure. The trail begins next to the panels near the gate. You start to climb a few steps. This is one of the most beautiful views of both the enclosure, Formica Léo and the stairway.
1.2 km: You descend at a regular pace under the hot sun among some thickets typical of the dry soils on a rocky lava stone trail, then the trail heads up.
2.2 km: When you reach Piton Partage, head towards the antennae just for the view. Then continue on the trail downhill.
3.0 km: The descent now heads through a forest of tamarinds and yellow flowers which many birds frequent. The vegetation becomes much thicker.
4.5 km: You’ve reached the bottom of the descent. A trail leaves to the left towards Cassé de la Rivière de l’Est. Officially closed, this path is a tricky, muddy descent. Continue straight ahead and up Nez Coupé.
4.9 km: A magnificent panorama awaits you at this viewpoint if you happen to get there before the clouds. An orientation table gives you some information about this extraordinary panorama, the “great slopes” of the volcano, the whole area from Saint Benoit to Bois Blanc, via Anse des Cascades and Sainte Rose.