Trail Running recommended route

Locarno Trail

Trail Running · Ascona-Locarno Open
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Beautiful sunny panoramic path with views of Lake Maggiore: can be run all year round due to its low elevation and southern orientation. Moderate elevation gain, also suitable for beginners.
Open
moderate
Distance 16.3 km
4:00 h
989 m
989 m
1,007 m
398 m
From the Monti della Trinità (400 m) the path starts with a climb and leads above Orselina towards Ronco di Bosco (570 m). This is followed by the only steep climb of the tour to its highest point above Cordonico (1010 m). Downhill, up and down to the Tendrasca vantage point (690 m). A large loop to Contra and back to the starting point.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,007 m
Lowest point
398 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Track types

Asphalt 19.40%Forested/wild trail 4.29%Path 74.14%Road 2.14%
Asphalt
3.2 km
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Path
12.1 km
Road
0.3 km
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Safety information

No hazards, good phone reception.

Start

Monti della SS. Trinità
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'704'316E 1'114'479N
DD
46.173703, 8.789465
DMS
46°10'25.3"N 8°47'22.1"E
UTM
32T 483748 5113369
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Destination

Monti della SS. Trinità

Turn-by-turn directions

Monti della SS. Trinità-All'Eco-Ronco di Bosco-Cappella Rotta-Contra-Tendrasca-Sira-Monte Cordonico-Monte Baffi-Ronco di Bosco-All'Eco-Monti della SS. Trinità

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: bus 2 towards Brione sopra Minusio, Chiesa. Alight at Monti della Trinità.
Return from Monti della Trinità: bus 2 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station.
Further information: www.sbb.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'704'316E 1'114'479N
DD
46.173703, 8.789465
DMS
46°10'25.3"N 8°47'22.1"E
UTM
32T 483748 5113369
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Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

  • Light running backpack (approx. 5 to 10 liters) with rain cover if necessary
  • Trail running shoes
  • Special running socks if necessary
  • Adequate and breathable clothing in multiple layers
  • Trail running sticks if necessary
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Snacks and drinking water
  • First aid kit
  • Penknife
  • Mobile phone
  • Headlight and reflectors if necessary
  • Maps

Similar routes nearby

  • Cimetta Trail
  • Pizzo Leone Trail
  • Contra-Alpe Cardada
  • Valle Verzasca Trail
  • Gambarogno Trail
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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
989 m
Descent
989 m
Highest point
1,007 m
Lowest point
398 m
Public-transport-friendly Round trip Scenic

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