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Lago di Braies Loop is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Prags - Braies, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Length 2.2 mi Elevation gain 593 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest Lake Views Wild flowers Wildlife
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Getting There

Take a half day or full day to stroll around Lago di Braies (English: Lake Braies; German: Pragser Wildsee), arguably the most beautiful lake in Italy. Its blue-green color and stunning backdrop are breathtaking. The hike itself is fairly easy, with a wide path of crushed rock and some stairs. There are picnic tables and benches around the lake if you want to plan for eating lunch there, or just want to sit and take in the views. To get an even better look, you can even rent a wooden rowboat and paddle yourself around. There is much to explore and plenty of time to do so, as this trail is centrally located in the Prags Dolomites and takes about an hour to complete.

To get to Lago di Braies, you can drive and park at the hotel parking lot, but get there early to snag a spot and expect to pay a fee. You can also arrive by train and bus. Take a train to Bolzano, then another train from Bolzano to Niederdorf (Villabassa). From there, you can take a bus in the summer months.

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Dominik H
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Nicolae Rosu
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Beautiful lake just was there 3/4 times.

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Erin Tienhaara
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Beautiful lake and beautiful views but so over-crowded with people taking shots for their next Instagram post. We visited later in the afternoon, so it was packed (our mistake). Easy hike. Well worth the trek around the lake.

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Michelle Chin
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This hike has amazing views! We arrived at 7am and left around 9am on a weekday and it never became crowded. The hike around the lake is easy (wide path of crushed rock), but part of the trail includes stairs. There are some picnic tables and benches around the lake if you want to eat or take in the views. If you get there early enough, you can park in the hotel parking lot, which is the lot closest to the lake. I’ve added a pic with the parking rates.

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Pia Zeiner
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Weg war Hundefreundlich und mit einer fantastischen Aussicht! Ab 11 Uhr kamen immer mehr Memschenmassen. Zuvor war es ruhig und wunderschön. Perfekt zum Bilder machen.

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Matt Nethercleft
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Beautiful views and a lovely easy walk, worth getting there early to get the best pictures without all the people. Beware of the cows, one of them seemed a little bored and charged me and quite a few other people taking pictures and later played a game of flip the human.

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Andre Maldjian
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beautiful place even I'd a bit crowded in summer. Well worth it!

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Alessandro Bellissimo
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fantastic place

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Kai W
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Absolutely beautiful hike. It's quite easy but still surprsingly varied. Obviously, lots of people (we were there at 9am already, and almost all parking lots were taken). Be aware that when parking lots are full, there will be police who will not let you get anywhere close to the lake, and if we understood it correctly, entry is actually blocked from 10.30am-2pm. So definitely either go there in the morning or evening.

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James M
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A splendid little hike. Very easy, Suitable for all ages and skill levels. There were a couple place that appeared to be trail closures, but it didn't appear to be serious and everybody was moving through unimpeded. Make sure to try your hand at skipping rocks from the rocky beaches, my record was 5!

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Morgan M.
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Walked around the lake in early June. Beautiful and easy hike. You could see the reflection of the mountains nearby very clearly on the pristine waters. Absolutely magnificent. Suitable for children, elderly. Dog friendly.

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J M
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Thom Bergman
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Martje Goos
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Hella Döge
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Marco Colaneri
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Michael Nehorai
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Hans Decker
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Ivayla Gyurova
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Leigh Anna Gildner
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Dmitry Latnikov
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J L
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Andrea Macchi
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Andrée Renaud
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Kyle Brumm
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Kyle Brumm
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Manuel Blessing
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Tom Rawson
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Maggie Barnes
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Ana Veronica Miranda
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