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Trail running

Circuit round the Vernagt - Stausee Reservoir

Trail running · Meranerland
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Schnals
  • / Lake Vernagt/Vernago
    Photo: TV Schnals, Schnals
  • Lama at the Vernagt Stausee
    / Lama at the Vernagt Stausee
    Photo: Tourismusverein Schnalstal, Schnals
Map / Circuit round the Vernagt - Stausee Reservoir
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easy
6.7 km
0:45 h
165 m
168 m

A delightful scenic circuit of the lake requiring some concentration.

Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
1758 m
Lowest point
1691 m
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Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point is the Vernago/Vernagt car park (limited parking).
The circuit around the lake begins below the little church in Vernago. The trail around the reservoir, created in the 1950s, leads through a pasture with llamas and over the Schnalser Bach stream (suspension bridge) to the end of the lake and returns via the other bank through the forest and over the dam wall back to the starting point.


Tip: the church in Vernago has an information board about the reservoir’s construction with historical pictures.
Attention: in spring there is a danger of avalanche in the shadowy side of the lake, even when the lake trail itself is free of snow.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
165 m
Descent
168 m

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