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Lago del Naret-Sasso Nero-Lago del Naret

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    Diga del Narèt
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Mighty expanses, majestic mountains and crystal-clear lakes. A red-and-white waymarked tour through an alpine lake landscape.
moderate
Distance 8.6 km
3:50 h
731 m
731 m
2,625 m
2,180 m

Opened in 1970, the Narèt reservoir is used for hydropower; its impressive volume (31.6 million m3) is at 2300-plus metres above sea level. The surrounding peaks and diminutive mountain lakes make one curious to learn more about this area.

Leave the car park and follow the Lago del Narèt reservoir up to the pass and then through the somewhat barren Coro valley up to the Bocchetta del Lago Nero. The Lago Nero is below right, and with a little luck you might see wildlife such as chamois.

The descent from the Bocchetta is very steep. Once you have descended around 300 metres in altitude, the path passes the Laiòzz lakes with their little islands. The route continues downwards: on the left you can see the Sasso Nero with a little refuge. A final climb returns you to the Lago del Narèt.

The tour can be completed in either direction.

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Author
Mariano Berri 
Update: December 03, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
2,625 m
Lowest point
2,180 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 5.78%Path 94.21%
Forested/wild trail
0.5 km
Path
8.1 km
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Rest stops

Rifugio Sasso Nero

Safety information

https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ch/welcome-to-switzerlands-hiking-trails.html 

Start

Lago del Naret
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'686'566E 1'147'525N
DD
46.473456, 8.565794
DMS
46°28'24.4"N 8°33'56.9"E
UTM
32T 466666 5146745
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Destination

Lago del Naret

Directions

Arrival by car recommended. From Locarno to Fusio and to the car park at the Naret artificial lake.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'686'566E 1'147'525N
DD
46.473456, 8.565794
DMS
46°28'24.4"N 8°33'56.9"E
UTM
32T 466666 5146745
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:50 h
Ascent
731 m
Descent
731 m
Highest point
2,625 m
Lowest point
2,180 m
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