Lake Route (North)

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South Tyrol / East Tyrol, Austria, Europe
Route Type:
Hike and Scramble
Time Required:
Half a day

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Created On: Feb 4, 2005
Last Edited On: Jul 9, 2006


See the Getting There Section on the main page for the itineraries to the trailhead at Rein / Riva di Tures.

Route Description

  • General data
      - Start altitude: 1596m
      - Summit altitude: 3031m
      - Prevailing exposition: S
      - Type: 2h over roads, 2h 30min over steep paths
      - Protection: marked
  • Effort: 1500m of altitude gain, 9km distance to the summit.
  • Power: 1 - no difficulties
  • Psyche: 1 - easy (the part between Napfensee and Bärenluegscharte is moderately exposed)

    This is a long but relatively easy ascent route to Dreieckspitze. Leave Rein / Riva northwards along the (blocked) road through Knuttental Valley. The road is very popular among weekend visitors since at the end you find the Knuttenalm Hütte. Shortly after the hut the road bend eastwards and starts to climb the Klamml Bach Valley. It reaches the first of the lakes, Klammlsee, where you can find one of the former customs houses, which served the Italian part of the border ridge.

    From the lake follow the trail (marked 9a) southwards over a shoulder towards Napfen Seen. There you encounter beautiful patches of wool grass, a variety which occurs in fens and has cotton-like seeds. From Napfen Seen the trail gets steeper and exposed since it climbs up the northern slope of Sosseneck and needs to negotiate several large steps in the terrain. It finally reaches the Bärenluegscharte Pass, from where it turns eastward towards a shoulder south of Dreieckspitze. The going is quite rough, a scramble of some 100m with the remaining 50m northward along the Dreieckspitze South Ridge
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    Essential Gear

    Hiking Gear is sufficient