Trail Running recommended route

Salmone Trail

Trail Running · Ascona-Locarno
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moderate
Distance 15.7 km
4:00 h
1,438 m
1,438 m
1,560 m
665 m

From Loco (670 m), where a brief look around the small village centre is recommended to view the typical Ticino houses, the route heads north. Without gaining much height, you remain in dense forest until you reach the clearing of the valley floor and a small group of houses at the foot of the Garina Pass.

From Mulegn the route descends gently to Auressio, where the steep ascent to Cortone (1000 m) begins: once there you have views over much of the Onsernone valley, which is still very wild.

The last climb over the west ridge is an easy one up the Pizzo Salmone (1553 m). Once at the top, you are high above Lake Maggiore.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,560 m
Lowest point
665 m
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Track types

Path 99.67%Road 0.32%
Path
15.7 km
Road
0.1 km
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Safety information

Poor phone reception towards Mulegn and from Cortone to below the Pizzo Salmone.

Start

Loco
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'695'392E 1'117'585N
DD
46.202967, 8.674563
DMS
46°12'10.7"N 8°40'28.4"E
UTM
32T 474892 5116650
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Destination

Loco

Turn-by-turn directions

Loco-Pezze Grosse-Sasièl-Ighelon-Mulegn-Pedesen-Urbiell-Ferreria-Auressio-Salmone-Auressio-Ferreria-Urbiell-Pedesen-Mulegn-Ighelon-Sasièl-Pezze Grosse-Loco

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: bus 324 towards Spruga. Alight at Loco Paese.
Return from Loco Paese: bus 324 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station.
Further information: www.sbb.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'695'392E 1'117'585N
DD
46.202967, 8.674563
DMS
46°12'10.7"N 8°40'28.4"E
UTM
32T 474892 5116650
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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

  • Pizzo Leone Trail
  • Cimetta Trail
  • Locarno Trail
  • Contra-Alpe Cardada
  • Valle Verzasca Trail
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
1,438 m
Descent
1,438 m
Highest point
1,560 m
Lowest point
665 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Out and back Insider tip

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