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To the Schwarzsee (Black Lake)
One of our open secret tips is the hike to the Schwarzsee (Black Lake).
Starting in Santa Maddalena, walk to the right over the Talbach and past signpost 12, continuing upwards through the Pfoital valley until you get to the edge of the forest. If you keep going straight ahead, you’ll reach the Pfoialm mountain pasture (2,134m up). Continue uphill through the Almtal until the path forks, following signpost 13, and take the steep incline to the Hintere Gsieser Lenke (altitude: 2,539m; also called ‘Inneres Schartl’). From here, you’ll walk downhill again, reaching the lake (2,455m) in just a few minutes. Experienced hikers will find this route quite easy, but all will find it particularly rewarding.