The itinerary presented here proposes a circular route through the woods. If you just want to get to the lake, you can go back the same way. Calculate 40 minutes for the ascent and 30 minutes for the descent.A few minutes' walk from the lake you will find the Malga di San Felice and the Rifugio Waldruhe, which offer simple and genuine dishes, all of them made in the malga farmstead.
Near the car park is the small Hotel Scoiattolo. Its wooded terrace and excellent cakes are well worth a visit and round off well a wonderful day in close contact with nature!
The itinerary does not present any technical difficulties.
Those who find it uncomfortable to walk on a path with stones and roots can choose to continue on the dirt road instead of cutting from the path as described here. In this way, the slope decreases but the route becomes longer. It therefore takes about an hour on foot to reach the lake along the dirt road.
Tips, hints and links
Lake Tret is located on the border between the provinces of Trento and Bolzano. The lake itself is called Felixer Weiher for its South Tyrolean neighbours! Only 2 km after the village of Tret, continuing in the direction of the Passo Palade, you reach the village of St. Felix (BZ). Following the signs for Felixer Weiher, you will reach the car park above the village and then continue on foot to the lake.
The ascent from St. Felix is less steep than the ascent from Tret.