Hike Pizzo dell’Oro Southern – Val Masino


The hike to Pizzo dell’Oro Southern is at the limit between hiking and easy mountaineering with difficult until II grade. Only for expert.

Hike Pizzo dell'Oro Southern - Val Masino


  • Elevation gain: 1595 m.
  • Hiking time: 5 hours
  • Difficulty: EE (with really steep sections) + short sections of II grade (exposed)
  • Max elevation: 2695 m.
  • Trail: without number but with many white and red signs and red round marks

Trekking is an inherently dangerous activity. The hike here described can be a dangerous activity if faced without the right preparation. Mountain conditions can be very dramatically from one season to the next. Always seek local advice on current conditions, check the weather and don’t take anything for granted.

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Starting point:
Bagni di Masino 1172 m., reachable driving through the Val Masino till San Martino in Val Masino and continuing to the left until reaching the Terme of Val Masino (closed). Good parking area.

Trail description:
From the parking area follow the trail towards the Rifugio Omio, about 2,30 hours (←see hike), along a good and well marked path.

From Rifugio Omio continue towards the Ligoncio Pass (←see hike) and after 45 minutes leave the main trail in correspondence with a big boulder with the red writing P.zzo del Oro ⇑

Follow the trail, not always clear, marked with red round marks. The trail climbs easily along a dihedral to the left (simple steps until II grade, same for the descent).
Then follow the exposed trail that leads to the summit along easy slopes of grass and some short stretches of climbing. From Rifugio Omio 2 hours.

Along the same trail

Visit the website of Rifugio Omio to know the opening season.
Suggested Map: Kompass n° 92
More hiking Val Masino


By Serena Dalan

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