Trail Running recommended route

Pizzo Leone Trail

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This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information
closed
difficult
Distance 31.2 km
8:00 h
1,866 m
1,866 m
1,643 m
212 m

This trail starts in Losone and leads through dense forests, climbing quickly to the Corona dei Pinci (1294 m). From there you follow a path along the ridge to Pizzo Leone (1616 m) for few kilometres. It's peppered with multiple views of Lake Maggiore and the Centovalli.

The descent from Pizzo Leone to Rasa is rather technical, the path often covered with leaves in autumn. Water can be hard to come because you’re on a ridge.

On the way back you pass the picturesque villages of Corcapolo and Intragna – the latter has an imposing church tower. The final section is flat and follows the Maggia river – perfect for rounding off this 25 km run. 

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,643 m
Lowest point
212 m
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Track types

Asphalt 12.64%Dirt road 2.69%Forested/wild trail 16.55%Path 65.30%Road 2.80%
Asphalt
3.9 km
Dirt road
0.8 km
Forested/wild trail
5.2 km
Path
20.4 km
Road
0.9 km
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Safety information

Little or no phone reception in the area around Pizzo Leone and from Ca da l'Óm to Corcapolo. The descent from Pizzo Leone towards Rasa is rather technical and often covered with leaves in autumn.
Since you’re on a ridge, water is hard to come by.

Start

Losone
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'701'914E 1'113'372N
DD
46.164115, 8.758122
DMS
46°09'50.8"N 8°45'29.2"E
UTM
32T 481326 5112310
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Destination

Losone

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: bus 314 towards Ronco sopra Ascona, Posta. Alight at Losone, Posta. 
Return from Losone: bus 314 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station.
Further information: www.sbb.ch        

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'701'914E 1'113'372N
DD
46.164115, 8.758122
DMS
46°09'50.8"N 8°45'29.2"E
UTM
32T 481326 5112310
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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

  • Locarno Trail
  • Cimetta Trail
  • Contra-Alpe Cardada
  • Salmone Trail
  • Valle Verzasca Trail
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Status
closed
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
31.2 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,866 m
Descent
1,866 m
Highest point
1,643 m
Lowest point
212 m
Public-transport-friendly Round trip Scenic

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