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The Segonzano Pyramids trail

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  • Una piramide solitaria lungo il percorso
    Una piramide solitaria lungo il percorso
    Photo: Paolo Piffer, Rete di Riserve Val di Cembra Avisio
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An itinerary exploring a rare and fascinating geological phenomenon, the “òmeni de Segonzan”

easy
Distance 3.9 km
2:30 h
300 m
300 m
860 m
599 m

This route explores one of the Trentino’s most fascinating geological phenomena: the Segonzano earth pyramids, spectacular ‘natural sculptures’ resulting from the action of rain water on ancient glacial deposits. When the porphyry blocks contained in these deposits are brought to the surface by erosion, these may act as ‘roofs’ to the material underneath, protecting them from rainwater and thus generating singular pyramids with ‘hats’ on. If these hats fall off the pyramids quickly fall down. Locally called òmeni’ de Segonzan – the Segonzano ‘men’ – they are thus an ephemeral phenomenon.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is steep and south-west oriented. Therefore, we strongly suggest to avoid the central and the warmest daytime hours.

Once reached the hamlet Stedro its narrow streets deserve a visit before going back.

In the summer using the footpath requires buying a ticket costing a few euros.

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Paolo Piffer
Update: September 12, 2022
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Highest point
860 m
Lowest point
599 m
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Safety information

Even if this trail is not technically difficult and has no dangerous stretches, we always and in any case suggest to follow the general rules on safety for mountain hikes.

  • Prepare your itinerary
  • Choose an excursion appropriate for your real ability and training level
  • Choose the fitting equipment
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Hiking alone is risky
  • Give details about your itinerary and about the approximate hour of your return
  • Do not hesitate to entrust you to an expert
  • Pay attention to the indication and signals you will find along your journey
  • Do not hesitate to retrace your steps
  • In case of accident: ask for help and call the number 112

Tips and hints

Rete di Riserve Alta Val di Cembra-Avisio

www.reteriservevaldicembra.tn.it

 

Visit Trentino

www.visittrentino.info

 

Meteotrentino

www.meteotrentino.it

 

Start

Segonzano – Chiosco alle piramidi (kiosk) (599 m)
Coordinates:
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46.180866, 11.263777
DMS
46°10'51.1"N 11°15'49.6"E
UTM
32T 674715 5116634
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Destination

Segonzano – Chiosco alle piramidi (kiosk)

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the Ristobar Chiosco alle Piramidi car park the footpath climbs quickly to a first junction above the kiosk and continues climbing along a footpath with pyramid viewpoints along it. It then continues to the asphalt road and descends to the villages of Luch and Stedro. From Stedro it follows a country road and then returns to its starting point on a footpath after a detour to a panoramic point providing views of the highest pyramids from below.

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Getting there

To drive here from Trento, you need to follow the main road S.P. 71 north. After passing the crossroads to Faver-Cembra park in the forecourt of the kiosk Chiosco alle Piramidi on your right.

To drive here from the valley Val di Fiemme, you need to follow the main road S.P. 71 south. After passing the hamlet Scancio turn left and park in the forecourt of the kiosk Chiosco alle Piramidi.

Parking

Free parking at the parking place of the kiosk “Chiosco alle Piramidi”, before arriving to the hamlet Scancio arriving from Trento or just after the hamlet Scancio arriving from Cavalese.

Coordinates

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46.180866, 11.263777
DMS
46°10'51.1"N 11°15'49.6"E
UTM
32T 674715 5116634
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Equipment

  • Trekking shoes or mountain boots
  • Trekking poles

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Viviana Antinischa Gemmi
August 18, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? January 03, 2020

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
300 m
Highest point
860 m
Lowest point
599 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Geological highlights

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