lago di caldonazzo visto da marzola
lago di caldonazzo visto da marzola

Hike from the Rifugio Maranza to the Cima La Marzola

The inconspicuous mountain separating Trento and the Valle dell’Adige from the Valsugana valley offers a breathtaking view on the surrounding lakes and peaks as well as various species-rich forests and dry grasslands.

We drive from Trento via Povo and Cimirlo on a small mountain road to the Rif. Maranza mountain hut (parking space, 1,070 m asl). We follow the trail no. 426 to the Malga Nova mountain hut (1,210 m asl) - first along a mountain road and then on a narrow path to the Chegul wayside cross at 1,362 m asl. From the clearings the view opens up on the town of Trento and the Valle dell’Adige valley, in the background there are the impressive peaks of the Brenta Dolomites.

Through dense deciduous and mixed forests we continue our ascent on the path no. 411. Soon we reach a rocky landscape on the ridge which represents the watershed between the Adige and Brenta rivers.

Arrived at the summit cross of the 1,740 m high Cima La Marzola we enjoy an amazing view on the Valsugana valley with Lake Caldonazzo. Across dry grasslands we continue towards south and the small secondary peak of Mt. Cima Marzola Sud. At this point the descent on the path no. 412 starts, leading to the Bailoni Bivouac and in serpentines back to the Rif. Maranza mountain hut, where our circular tour ends.

Author: AT

Important: if you want to do this hike, please take information about the current conditions on site!

Starting point: Trento, Rifugio Maranza parking space (1,070 m asl)
Signposts: no. 426, 411, 412
Distance: approx. 9 km (in total)
Walking time: about 4 hours
Altitude difference: approx. 640 m
Altitude level: between 1,070 and 1,740 m asl
Experienced in: August 2014

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