San Salvatore Forest Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,609' 490 m
Descent: -97' -30 m
High: 2,971' 906 m
Low: 1,459' 445 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 69% (35°)
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“A testing climb up San Salvatore with great views of Lake Lugano and Swiss Alps.”— Gavin Harte
The trail is mostly in the forest with a lot of rock steps rather than plain trail so your legs definitely get a good workout. You shouldn't have any difficulties in finding the way up as there is basically only one path. Just below the peak you can take one of two paths, but they both come to the same place.
This is not a long trail and if you're fit you should be able to be up and back in a little over an hour (with time for a quick break and photo opportunity at the top). If the climb took it out of you, or you don't like running downhill, then take the funicular back down to either the middle station or back to the city.
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