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WoodyWalk: The fun - Filled family hike on the Plose Mountain

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    Photo: Helmut Moling, Brixen
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    Photo: Helmut Moling, Brixen
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easy
Distance 5.5 km
1:36 h
184 m
184 m
2,189 m
2,017 m
This short family hike is educational, exciting and fun, with several outdoor recreational opportunities to offer. Accessible to prams and strollers, this hiking trail on the Plose has magnificent views of the western Dolomites, particularly the striking Peitlerkofel and rocky peaks of the Geisler Group.
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easy
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Highest point
2,189 m
Lowest point
2,017 m
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Coordinates:
DD
46.685307, 11.710189
DMS
46°41'07.1"N 11°42'36.7"E
UTM
32T 707246 5173762
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Turn-by-turn directions

Starting at Kreuztal/Valcoroce at the Plose gondola lift mountain station, the WoodyWalk follows trail no. 17 southeast for a short way as far as a small church. From there, it turns east on to an easy, flat forest path before narrowing onto trail no. 17/A, which runs slightly uphill to the Rossalm mountain hut, just in time for a refreshment stop. The renovated Rossalm is one of the top Alpine huts in South Tyrol offering fantastic views of the Dolomites, great homemade food and its own playground. 

Along the length of the WoodyWalk are several eye-catching info and game stations purposely created for family recreation. Even the names of the wooden games are telling: the Ploseblitz, the Glockensee, the Touchless Ground Track (Nicht-den-Boden-berühren-Weg), the Forest Telephone (Waldtelefon), the Climbing Tree with Ox Cart (Kletterbaum mit Ochsenkarren), the Peitler-throne, a Kneipp system, giant loungers and viking ship.

On the way back, follow the same route or take trail no. 14 along a slightly sloped forest path to return to the starting point.

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Getting there

Starting from the cable car take route N° 17, go south-eastwards to the chapel and eastwards to the Plose road. Take the high level path on the right crossing meadows always continuing eastwards. At the bifurcation follow path n° 17A, passing by the old Rossalm, you will reach the higher new Rossalm (2200 m). To go back you can use the same path or, if you want to get some change, you can walk along an alternative path (14) which will take you to the gondola lift.

Coordinates

DD
46.685307, 11.710189
DMS
46°41'07.1"N 11°42'36.7"E
UTM
32T 707246 5173762
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Patricia Jasmin Puetgens 
November 17, 2020 · Community
Toller Spaziergang für die ganze Familie. Neben den verschiedenen Picknick Möglichkeiten kommt man auf dem Rundweg auch an der Rossalm vorbei. Moderne Almhütte mit tollem Spielplatz.
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Photo: Patricia Jasmin Puetgens, Community
Photo: Patricia Jasmin Puetgens, Community
Photo: Patricia Jasmin Puetgens, Community
Photo: Patricia Jasmin Puetgens, Community
Photo: Patricia Jasmin Puetgens, Community

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:36 h
Ascent
184 m
Descent
184 m
Highest point
2,189 m
Lowest point
2,017 m
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