Arpy Lake and Pietra Rossa Lake

MODERATE 9 reviews

Arpy Lake and Pietra Rossa Lake is a 12.7 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Morgex, Aosta Valley, Italy that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 12.7 km Elevation Gain: 745 m Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

running

lake

views

rocky

snow

hiking
1 month ago

Just read the review Rachel Sharp posted. It’s a perfect summary of this hike. To the first lake is easy, to the second lake is more difficult to reach. Also, almost no snow on our hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing views and fun, dynamic hike. There are multiple routes to get up and back to the second lake (Pietra Rossa), so you can see different things. One of the routes, which draws you to the left at a fork before crossing the waterfall, follows the waterfall up the mountain with metal bars at several points to help with the fairly vertical climb (or descent). This route was steeper, but much less snowy than the route that crosses the waterfall before the lake. The snow made the ascent difficult in two patches—we even used some other hikers ropes to help us get up. (Probably not absolutely necessary but definitely helpful.) The portion of the hike between Arpy and Pietra Rossa has some rock scrambles and was quite steep for most of the way. The two parts of the hike should really be rated separately. From the car park to Arpy was fairly easy, but the hike from Arpy to Pietra Rossa was difficult. (The overall hike is rated as moderate right now, but I’m sure a U.S. National Park would rate the second leg of the hike as difficult.) The views are incredible the whole way and I would do this hike again— but know that the mileage is probably between 9-10 miles round trip and the hike from Arpy to Pietra Rossa is challenging.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike to the first lake with awesome views of the Alps. If you just hike to the first lake & back it's around 6 km round trip.

3 months ago

recorded lago d’arpy retour

hiking
Friday, June 29, 2018

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

hiking
Saturday, October 02, 2010

Featured Trails