This hike is a loop that covers the western border of the Lagorai group, between Vanoi, Primiero, and Passo Rolle, and reaches two smaller peaks, Cima Folga and Cima Grugola.
Distance 10.8 km
Highest point2,406 m
Lowest point1,604 m
This hike starts from the famous Lago di Calaita, a small lake located at the eastern corner of the Lagorai group. The first part of the hike develops into the woods. Once at the Malga Grugola, going up along the Grugola stream, the view opens up and the vegetation becomes less dense, allowing you to enter the magical landscape of the Lagorai. After Forcella Folga, the route is not perfectly signposted, but the terrain is not difficult and you can easily walk uphill on the grass toward Cima Folga. Once in Cima Folga, you will have the chance to see one of the most beautiful panoramic views over the Lagorai, with the possibility of a joint view of Vette Feltrine and Pale di San Martino. From the top the hike continues along the ridge (with some small technical climbs) until the nearby Cima Grugola, to then quickly descend to Forcella Grugola. On the way back toward Lago di Calaita, you can make a short detour to Lake Pisorno (just below the summit of Cima D'Arzon). Lake Pisorno, according to legend, is inhabited by spirits that will cause a storm every time someone throws stones at them in the lake; for this reason, no one has ever been able to tell what is inside the lake and its depth. The trek ends with the descent toward Lago di Calaita.
We recommend it to hikers in search of peace and nature, with a route that is rather easy to follow. As an additional piece of information, the path that leads to Forcella Folga has recently been renovated.
From the parking lot below Lago di Calaita and Rifugio Miralago, take a forest road toward Malga Grugola. After a hundred meters you arrive at the junction between path 347 and the forest road for Malga Grugola; follow the direction to Malga Grugola. After a short stretch there is another sign for Forcella Folga and path No. 358. Once you reach the pastures that precede Malga Grugola, you have a 360-degree view over both Pale di San Martino and Vette Feltrine. Once past the Malga, always follow the signs for path 358. Instead of the mule track there is now a faint trail between sparse vegetation, bushes, and grassy slopes. Although it is rather easy to lose track of the trail, the direction to follow is still clear enough, having as goal the ridge line and the grassy pass formed by Forcella Folga. While reaching Forcella Folga you almost imperceptibly go past the very tiny Lago delle Giarine, now almost dry. Once in Forcella Folga, the itinerary continues following trail marker 347, which with Lago Calaita and Val Pisorno cuts across the steep grassy slopes of Cima Folga and Cima Grugola. After less than an hour there is a sign for Alpe Pisorno, while a little farther on, a faded wooden sign shows you the detour to Pisorno Lake, which can be reached after passing a difference in altitude of just over a hundred meters, below Cima Arzon. At this point the itinerary descends comfortably, following the course of Rio Val Pisorno and reaching Lago di Calaita again.
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The bus service provided by TrentinoTrasporti serves Trentino and Veneto, and you can find the timetables on the website www.ttesercizio.it. The name of the stop to get off at is Calaita, which is exactly at the starting point. The nearest train stops are Trento and Feltre, where there are bus lines to Calaita. For train timetables see www.fsitaliane.it During summer there is a greater flow toward Calaita. We recommend monitoring the website www.ttesercizio.it or contact the Tourist Office (+39 0439 768867 - firstname.lastname@example.org)