Morisciolo – Mognone

Signposts indicating the trail to Albagno are located at the cable car end station in Mornera. The trail first climbs westward through the woods, then heads northwest. The trail passes by the Pian di Nar pond, then continues higher through the pine woods until emerging into a clearing. The trail continues along the ridge into the Gorduno Valley to reach the UTOE Albagno Hut at 1,864 m a.s.l.
From Albagno follow the trail in the direction of Erbea, marked with white and blue bars. Above the Alpe Erbea, the same white and blue path climbs up towards the peaks of Erbea on fairly steep slopes and scree until it reaches the Cugnasco Valley above Alpe Ruscada. From there the trail continues downhill along the ridge – still marked in white and blue – until Morisciolo. Continue towards the Mognone Hut (always open) to then reach the villages of Sementina or Monte Carasso.

Difficulty level T4 – see the following link: Scala delle Difficoltà del CAS (montagneticinesi.ch)

General information for summer hikes:

  • The durations indicated are estimates based on previous experience.
  • The durations can vary according to weather conditions and a hiker’s own level of physical fitness.
  • Whoever intends to go on one of these hikes is strongly advised to consult an alpine guide — we suggest contacting CAS (Club Ticino Svizzero).
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3h30’ uphill and 3h downhill
Elevation difference
800 m
6h30’ (12.2 km)
Difficulty level
T4 alpine route

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