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Due to snow & ice we were unable to complete full loop. However, we did scramble to WW I observation post. Too beautiful not to return.

An absolutely stunning hike and the lake is well worth the climb. As people have mentioned, it is a little tricky in a couple places but my 3 kids (14, 12, & 6) made it. We got there early and took our time.

Just one of the most beautiful hikes you will ever do.

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rocky
10 days ago

This is an awesome hike!! I recommend having hiking sticks, hiking shoes/boots and water it’s beautiful

hiking
16 days ago

Quite a fun trail in really any weather conditions. Though steep it was very rewarding especially when the clouds break up and you get to enjoy the amazing view. The trail is clearly indicated almost all the way(close to the top in foggy weather the gps will come in handy). It took us 1hour 40minutes to reach the top with a steady pace and only small photo stops along the way. Heading down was 20minutes faster.

flooded
muddy
rocky
25 days ago

Una via molto bella. Il sentiero cecilia è classificato EE (excursionisti esperti)

semplicemente incredibile

How can the location tag be changed? Ivrea is in Piedmont, not in Umbria.

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over grown
scramble
3 months ago

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snow
3 months ago

The east side of the trail is a bit boring, you're walking along a road and there are a lot of homes, not really much to see but the southern and western legs have a good bit of character and great opportunity for some photos. I enjoyed watching the paragliders, which you can see at the sharp turn in the south leg. There were some parts in the west leg where industry is taking out trees from the area which was disappointing. Aside from about half of it being paved road, this is a great trail.

Made this trail from Bologna to Prato in the beginning of February '20. Overall, it was good enough, except that the first section (from Bologna to Sasso Marconi) had a lot of asphalt. Skip it if you can. Truly liked the second and third sections - absolutely stunning views!

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no shade
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

I would consider to go further than an indicated parking with a car so you don't waste the energy for plan, long and boring beginning. Road is ok for any type of car even if it is a bit sassy in the beginning. I would also advice to to to Costone occidentale or Rifuggio San Sebastiani

A well marked trail - be aware that after rain, the battlements can become somewhat flooded in places - just bring waterproof shoes (obviously) and a headlamp to make it easier to navigate the tunnels

backpacking
6 months ago

Super schöne Strecke, gut ausgeschildert und wirklich wunderschön, besonders in den Apenninen

hiking
7 months ago

Absolutely the best hiking in my life I just was there 3 times and definitely will go in future.

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rocky
7 months ago

We went late October, in the off season when the lift was not operating. Super foggy day so that’s why we had the trail to ourselves, but we couldn’t see the iconic range around us. Beautiful regardless. Bring your trekking poles

Moderately easy hiking trail with joy too many steep inclines. This time of year (October), all the refugios are closed for the winter, so make sure to carry your own food and water. Entrance to the park is 30 Euro and the parking lot fills fast. I started at 0730 and there were maybe 12-15 cars. Back at the parking lot 4 hours later and it was well over 100 cars.

Beautiful scenery but no sign of the loop. Some stream crossing and rocky stretches. We tracked at about 8mi following the #2 route. Evidence of wildlife, but no sightings.

Very good trail. Very flat to start, then some pitches to get the blood flowing. Lots of kids and dogs. Plenty of leaves changing down in the valleys, and bits of snow on the peaks. Incredible views, of course.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome trail, but definitely more Hard than Moderate.

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