Elevation amsl: 1890
Location: Campo Carlo Magno
Catchment basin: Noce – Meledrio
Mountain chain: Adamello – Presanella
Hiking time: 1.00 hour
Difficulty: E - excursion
Elevation gain: 210 m
SAT trail n°: final section that comes from Malga di Dimaro- 265
Mountain hut: private, open only during the summer as a restaurant/snack bar
Leave your vehicle near the area next to the Rio Falzè residence. Just before Passo Campo Carlo Magno, follow the wide, semi-level forestry road to the right that will take you into a charming fir forest to the north. After passing through a small peat bog (Palù della Fava), cross over the Meledrio torrent on a small wooden bridge and continue upwards on the unpaved road until you reach a wide clearing where you will find the Malga Vigo (mountain dairy) on the right.
From here there is a beautiful view of the peaks of the northern part of the Brenta mountain range. Just underneath you can see the ski lifts, which during the winter season, go right up to Rifugio Orso Bruno (mountain hut).
Leave the mountain dairy behind you and follow the SAT n. 265 trail marker. You will enter into a plateau with fields and fir trees that also contains small peat bogs. Turn into a wide path that after a long crossing, will take you to the right towards the waterfall that cascades down from the lake. The final section. which is also the steepest part, contains several wooden steps that allow you to quickly climb up the side of the waterfall. (1.00 hour). When you reach the lake you can enjoy the amazing view around you. The lake is located in a wide basin surrounded by beautiful fir and larch woods with the occasional pine tree. On the orographic left side of the lake you will see the charming Malga di Piano (mountain dairy), located at 1909 m which is however no longer used. During the beginning of the summer you can also admire the rhododendron ferrugineum as it blossoms. To the west you can see the Cima di Laste (peak), Monte Nambino (mount) and Cima Artuick (peak) overlooking the lake. If you look to the east you can see the spectacular peaks of the Pietra Grande, Cima Sassara and Sasso Alto that reflect their colors in this beautiful lake. This lake is exclusively used as a source of water supply, therefore it is forbidden to fish or swim.
Photos and itinerary descriptions: Tiziano Mochen