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Geologists’ Trail

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This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 9.3 km
3:19 h
963 m
963 m
The Geologists’ Trail takes you on a journey through the history of the Earth. Over millions of years waters of the Frötschbach stream have eroded the rock strata, revealing how the Dolomites came into being. With spectacular waterfalls en-route, this trail offers hikers and amateur geologists a beautiful hike and a fascinating insight into the Earth’s history.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,817 m
Lowest point
1,201 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.533439, 11.583907
DMS
46°32'00.4"N 11°35'02.1"E
UTM
32T 698143 5156562
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Turn-by-turn directions

Leave from Bad Ratzes and cross the Frötschbach stream. After the bridge, take a left onto the trail signposted “Schlernbödelehütte mountain hut, Prossliner Schwaige mountain hut” (trail no. 1). The route then leads through the Frötschbach gorge and past a few waterfalls. At a fork in the road, head downhill to the left (trail no. 1A), over the stream and on to the other bank. From here, climb up the steep slope to the Alpine meadows of the Prosslinerschwaige mountain hut and carry on into the valley above the Frötschbach. Then head down to the Schlernbödele mountain hut (trail no. 1), and wind your way further down along the steep woody banks. The last stretch to Bad Ratzes follows the outward route.

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Getting there

From Seis follow the signs to Bad Ratzes (bus no. 15).

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Coordinates

DD
46.533439, 11.583907
DMS
46°32'00.4"N 11°35'02.1"E
UTM
32T 698143 5156562
w3w 
///liquidated.revisited.theatrical
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.2
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Simone Wunderlich
August 03, 2018 · Community
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Status
closed
Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.3 km
Duration
3:19 h
Ascent
963 m
Descent
963 m

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