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The Monte Corno high altitude peat bogs

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  • La torbiera del Lago Nero
    La torbiera del Lago Nero
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A high altitude trip to Malga Monte Corno and the Lake Nero and Lake Bianco peat bogs

Open
moderate
Distance 14.6 km
5:00 h
600 m
600 m
1,742 m
1,187 m

This itinerary climbs up from Prà del Manz, one of the Trentino region's most attractive larch meadows, following waymarking for Malga Corno and La Peschiera and footpath SAT 482 which takes you to Rifugio Malga Monte Corno. This mountain dairy is at an altitude of 1715 metres and offers wide open views over the mountains of the Fiemme valley from Corno Bianco and Corno Nero to Pale di San Martino and the Lagorai massif. Sitting comfortably on its large terrace you can try South Tyrolean delicacies and delicious cakes. In the summer months you can also stay at the hut.

Our route continues on a footpath starting near the dairy (footpath number 3) for lakes Nero and Bianco, two precious peat bogs protected by the Val di Cembra Avisio nature reserve network and the Monte Corno Park. These peat bogs are ancient glacial lakes in which thick layers of peat have built up as a result of the action of aquatic plants over the millennia. Most of the lakes’ surface is thus covered with marsh vegetation and the lake is very small. The setting of these peat bogs is an extremely important environmental and forest one containing biotopes of vital importance to the reproduction of many amphibian and reptile species. This itinerary is a circuit which takes you back to the valley from Lake Bianco on footpaths 3B and 483. Follow waymarking to Monte Gua and Prà del Manz to your starting point again.

Author’s recommendation

Have a break at mountain hut Rifugio Malga Monte Corno to enjoy a wonderful view over the beautiful Valle di Fiemme.

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Paolo Piffer
Update: September 12, 2022
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moderate
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Highest point
1,742 m
Lowest point
1,187 m
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Rifugio Malga Corno

Safety information

Even if this trail is not technically difficult and has no dangerous stretches, we always and in any case suggest to follow the general rules on safety for mountain hikes.

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an excursion appropriate for your real ability and training level
  • Choose the fitting equipment
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Hiking alone is risky
  • Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return
  • Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert
  • Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey
  • Do not hesitate to retrace your steps
  • In case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112

Tips and hints

Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio

www.reteriservevaldicembra.tn.it

 

Visit Trentino

www.visittrentino.info

 

Meteotrentino

www.meteotrentino.it

 

Start

Capriana – Prà del Manz (1,186 m)
Coordinates:
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46.276880, 11.352056
DMS
46°16'36.8"N 11°21'07.4"E
UTM
32T 681212 5127500
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Destination

Capriana – Prà del Manz

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this itinerary is the place called “Prà del Manz” (Capriana). From here follow the road signs to the mountain hut Malga Corno and La Peschiera then go up to reach path SAT 482. Follow this path which will take you to the mountain hut Malga Corno passing by the pass Passo Cisa. Close to the hut follow the road signs to the lake Lago Nero, which will take to the lake Lago Nero on path n. 3. This itinerary is a circuit which takes you back to the valley from Lake Bianco on footpaths 3B and 483. Follow waymarking to Monte Gua and Prà del Manz to your starting point again.

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Getting there

To drive here from Trento, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 north to Carpiana, where, before entering the town, you will find the road signs to reach Prà del Manz.

To drive here from the valley Val di Fiemme, you need to follow the main road S.S. 612 south to Carpiana, where, before entering the town, you will find the road signs to reach Prà del Manz.

Parking

Free parking place in the forecourt of Prà del Manz.

Coordinates

DD
46.276880, 11.352056
DMS
46°16'36.8"N 11°21'07.4"E
UTM
32T 681212 5127500
w3w 
///craftsman.vintage.tolerated
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Equipment

  • Trekking shoes or mountain boots
  • Trekking poles

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.6 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
600 m
Descent
600 m
Highest point
1,742 m
Lowest point
1,187 m
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