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The Three lakes

· 5 reviews · Mountain tour · Val di Fiemme
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  • Brutto Lake
    / Brutto Lake
    Photo:, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Lago Brutto
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Trote Lake
    Photo:, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / On the way
    Photo:, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Lago di Moregna
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Brutto Lake
    Photo:, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Trote Lake
    Photo:, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Latemar on the back
    Photo:, APT Val di Fiemme
  • / Lago delle Trote
    Photo: A. Campanile, APT Val di Fiemme
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The three lakes are blue pearls set in porphyry.
Distance 11.1 km
5:30 h
890 m
890 m
2,397 m
1,609 m
The excursion offers magnificent views of Cima Cece (the highest peak of the Lagorai chain) and the Dolomites of Val di Fassa. It is an itinerary that allows you to fully savor the wild nature of the Lagorai and to touch the variety of small rivers and alpine lakes that it hosts. As often happens when walking in the Lagorai, after the Forcella Moregna, there are remains of entrenchments and walkways of the Great War.

Author’s recommendation

It is funny that one of the three lakes, the "Lago Bruto" (meaning ugly in italian), is actually one of the most beautiful and deepest lakes in the Lagorai!
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Update: December 24, 2021
Highest point
Forcella Moregna, 2,397 m
Lowest point
Valmaggiore Alpine Dairy, 1,609 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Malga Valmaggiore

Safety information


  1. Prepare your itinerary beforehand
  2. Choose an itinerary that suits your physical abilities
  3. Choose suitable clothes and equipment
  4. Check the weather forecast
  5. Hiking by yourself is more risky; if this is the case, take a mobile phone with you
  6. Leave information about your itinerary and your expected return time
  7. If you are not sure about your itinerary, contact an Alpine Guide
  8. Pay attention to signposts and directions that you find along your way
  9. Do not hesitate in going back if you feel too tired
  10. In case of emergency call 112

Please note that the practicability of the itineraries in a mountain environment is strictly linked to the contingent conditions and is therefore influenced by natural phenomena, environmental changes and weather conditions. For this reason, the information contained in this page may have changed. Before leaving for a tour, make sure the path you will approach is still accessible by contacting the owner of the mountain hut, the alpine guides or the visitor centres of the nature parks, the info offices of the local tourist board.

Tips and hints

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Malga Valmaggiore (1,608 m)
46.280712, 11.649368
46°16'50.6"N 11°38'57.7"E
32T 704103 5128649


Malga Valmaggiore

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village of Predazzo take the road that leads to Valmaggiore. Park near the Valmaggiore Alpine Diary (1.630 m) and take the forest road No. 339 with directions to Lake Moregna.

The road (former mule track of the war), which later turns into a path, first goes into the woods and then comes out in the pasture. As soon as the path becomes almost flat, turn left where, after a few minutes, you see first Malga Moregna and then Lago di Moregna (2.058 m).

Retrace our steps and continue uphill, always on path No. 339 towards Lago delle Trote and Lago Brutto. At the junction, first take the path that leads to Lago delle Trote (2.103 m), then retrace your steps and continue for a short while until you reach Lago Brutto (2.207 m).

From here you can return back along the same route or continue on path No. 349 which leads to Forcella di Moregna (2.397 m).

From the Forcella take trail No. 349B which leads again to Lake Moregna walking along stretches of mule track. You return then back to Malga Valmaggiore along the route taken in the outward journey.


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Getting there

From the village of Predazzo take the road for Valmaggiore.


Near the Malga Valmaggiore (Alpine dairy)


46.280712, 11.649368
46°16'50.6"N 11°38'57.7"E
32T 704103 5128649
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tabacco – Val di Fiemme, Lagorai, Latemar N° 14

Kompass – Val di Fiemme, Catena del Lagorai N° 618

Hiking map available in all Val di Fiemme information offices.


Hiking shoes, rain-jacket, hiking poles, water, sun cream

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Francesco Pane
July 18, 2020 · Community
Lago Moregna
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Lago Moregna
Venerdì 5 Ottobre 2018
Steinwall am Weg zum Lago delle Trote
Blick auf den Lago delle Trote
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11.1 km
5:30 h
890 m
890 m
Highest point
2,397 m
Lowest point
1,609 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Scenic Cultural/historical interest


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