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Best trails in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy

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Looking for a great trail in Gran Paradiso National Park, Piedmont? AllTrails has 38 great hiking trails, views trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 24 hard trails in Gran Paradiso National Park ranging from 3.6 to 117.5 miles and from 869 to 13,149 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Gran Paradiso National Park is in the Graian Alps of Italy. Its main feature is the Gran Paradiso mountain, from which Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn can both be seen. This park was created to protect ibex populations from hunters and poachers, and is still used for this purpose today. Other features of this park include wildlife and numerous glaciers, in addition to excellent outdoor recreation.

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Top trails (38)
#1 - Rifugio Vittorio Sella
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 5.9 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
Parte di questo sentiero segue la vecchia strada di caccia del Re Vittorio Emanuele II. La strada costeggia il torrente Valnontey, attraversa una mulattiera all'interno di un lariceto e offre bellissimi scorci della valle sottostante. Arrivati al Ponte delle Thoules sul torrente del Gran Lauson comincia la parte più dura con pendenza notevole su placche rocciose interrate. A 2224 m passate vicino all'Alpe Pascieux, un agglomerato di baite in legno e pietra diroccate e arrivate poi all'alpeggio del Gran Lauson a 2506 m, al Casotto del Lauson 2588 m e infine al Rifugio Vittorio Sella. Qui in cima potete girovagare in lungo e in largo per la valle incontrando marmotte, camosci e stambecchi. Potete pernottare al Rifugio e tornare indietro il giorno dopo e fare colazione con i camosci. Se siete motivati potete proseguire fino al Lago Lauson dove è possibile vedere degli stambecchi se siete pazienti e fortunati.Show more
#2 - Rifugio Vittorio Sella - Casolari dell'Herbetet
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 7 h 29 m
This loop takes you along some of the Gran Paradiso mountain group. Climb up an old mule trail to the historical hunting lodge of King Vittorio Emanuele II, called Rifugio Sella. From here, head south to Casolari di Herbetet and then back along the river to Valnontey. From Rifugio Sella on, the route is mostly downhill. The loop is full of sweeping views of surrounding mountains and valleys, with ibex and other wildlife along the way. There is a chain to grab onto between the Rifugio and Casolari, but watch your feet as it can be rocky.Show more
#3 - Alpe di Loie, Lago Loie, Sogno di Berdze al Peradza, ed Alta Via 2
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 20.0 mi • Est. 11 h 10 m
#4 - Valnontey River Trail
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#5 - Cascate di Lillaz - Testa delle Goilles - Lago Loie
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 8.1 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
#6 - Rifugio Benevolo
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
Very beautiful hike to Rifugio Benevolo. There are lots of waterfalls and if you are in luck, you can see a marmot.Show more
#7 - Gran Paradiso via Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele II
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 10.9 mi • Est. 8 h 59 m
#8 - Rifugio Vittorio Emanuele - Rifugio Chabod
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 7 h 21 m
From the parking lot take path 1 right that crosses the Savara stream on a bridge, then turn immediately to the right and follow the dirt road that runs along it. After a short short stretch, the true and proper path starts, which branches off from it and turns sharply upwards with a series of wide bends. After a few minutes of walking, the larch trees thin out and you reach a beautiful waterfall. Continue always with hairpin bends on a never difficult path and on a paved path until you come out of the wood where you can see the first glaciers towards the head of the valley. After 2.3 hours you will arrive at the refuge. It rises on the shores of a morainic lake and the view is incredible, in front of the Moncorvè amphitheater with the splendid north face of Ciarforon. The "normal" access route to the Gran Paradiso starts from here. Continue the tour towards the Chabod refuge taking the panoramic trail 1A that in the coast with several ups and downs takes about 3.3 hours to the next refuge. Here the fatigue begins to be felt. The descent is long and very hard, given the fatigue due to the length of the loop. But you can do it. Once you reach Previeux, go up the paved road to the Port parking lot.Show more
#9 - Gran Paradiso via Rifugio Federico Chabod
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 10 h 3 m
The Gran Paradiso National Park is a wonderful area. Park the car in Pravieux, in the valley of Valsavarenche. It's a 2h hike to Chabod. Breakfast the next day, and enjoy a wonderful sunrise on the way up to Gran Paradiso. It's the paradise for the ibex, so look around and you see plenty of them.Show more
#10 - Cretaz a Vermiana Inferiore a Buthier
Gran Paradiso National Park
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Length: 4.0 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
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