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Hike along the Rio Sass ravine

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A family-friendly trail that leads to Lake Smeraldo with just a splash of adventure!
easy
Distance 2.7 km
1:00 h
90 m
90 m
An easy and charming free hike on the bottom of a ravine carved over the millennia by the Rio Sass river. A family-friendly trail among vertical rock walls, waterfalls, suspension bridges and ancient mills leading to Lake Smeraldo, a basin with fresh, crystal-clear waters.
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Update: September 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,047 m
Lowest point
974 m
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Safety information

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Start

Fondo, church of S. Martino (994 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.440365, 11.138646
DMS
46°26'25.3"N 11°08'19.1"E
UTM
32T 664279 5145199
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Destination

Fondo, church of S. Martino

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parish church of San Martino in Fondo, walk down to the stream near an old mill. From here, take the valley that has been carved into the rock by the Rio Sass river, whose unwavering flow will accompany you throughout the duration of the hike in the ravine. Walk alongside the water course on a convenient beaten track where from time to time you will come across marks left by man, such as an old mill with its large wheel that is still working to this day, and the wonders of nature. The trail then becomes narrower and ends with a short walkway and a few metal steps to reach the level of Lake Smeraldo. Once here, we suggest you walk all the way around the small yet fascinating basin and then walk back the way you came. On your way back, you can come out in the centre of Fondo, walking through the beautiful square that houses a large and precious water clock, and then make your way back to the church.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

From the Brennero A22 motorway, take the Trento Nord exit and continue towards Val di Non on the SS43. When you get to Dermulo follow the signs to Fondo / Bolzano / Passo Mendola and take the SS43dir to get to the town of Fondo.

Parking

There are free car parks where you can leave your car near the church.

Coordinates

DD
46.440365, 11.138646
DMS
46°26'25.3"N 11°08'19.1"E
UTM
32T 664279 5145199
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Running shoes are sufficient.

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Rating

4.7
(3)
Vilma Arman
September 04, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? June 19, 2021
Photo: Vilma Arman, Community
Photo: Vilma Arman, Community
Photo: Vilma Arman, Community
Photo: Vilma Arman, Community
Veronica Ricotti
June 04, 2017 · Community
Passeggiata molto facile indicata anche per i bambini. Molto affascinante il canyon mentre il lago smeraldo ci ha lasciati perplessi per i numerosi pesci morti e l'assenza di parco giochi per i bambini (cosa strana per il trentino...!)
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Lorenzo Pini
August 10, 2016 · Community
Facilissima, belle le scale nel canion per salire al lago. Coprirsi bene perché ha comunque tratti sempre umidi. Suggestiva, mi è piaciuta.
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
90 m
Descent
90 m
Circular route Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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