Views from Gorge Della Reina hike
Views from Gorge Della Reina hike

Gorge della Reina hike

Alpi Marittime Natural Park
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Gorge della Reina hike

Distance: 5.7mi
Elevation: 2,149ft
Time: 3-5h

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Behind Entracque, the "village between waters", winds the trail that leads hikers to Monte Lausa and the Gorge della Reina (the canyon of the queen), a small canyon dug into the limestone. While you hike the slopes, you can see many species of wild orchids.

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Getting there

When you arrive in Valdieri go straight and after 1.2mi go left to Entracque. When you arrive in the village, park the car behind the church, a few meters right of the service station.

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When to do

April to the end of October

Backcountry Campsites

Yes, in Entracque

Toilets

Yes, at Entracque

Family friendly

Yes

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Low

Route Type

Out and back


Gorge della Reina
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Route Description for Gorge della Reina

From the parking near the little church, to the left you’ll see a road that goes up. Take this road, and go ahead until you see another little church, Sant’Antonio. On the left there’s a little road you’ll take, that goes up between two new villas. After a few meters it becomes a dirt road.

The path winds its way up and, after a panoramic traverse, arrives at a crossroad with the Stramodin path. Go straight and continue on the path until a little bridge.
After few meters you’ll cross a dirt road. Take the left and follow the signs for “Gorge della Reina”.

The road goes up and after 328ft you’ll arrive at another crossroad: take a right. The path becomes narrow as it threads between two little walls.

After 15min you’ll arrive at another crossroad, take a left. After that crossroad, on the right, there’s the path that enters into the Gorge della Reina (3773ft).

The canyon is spectacular, although it has tight dimensions. In spring or during heavy rain the extra water in the river might make it hard to gain access to the Canyon. Take precautions when entering.

After the visit through the canyon, take the path that goes up on the right. In May and June you can find a lot of wild orchids in this area.

You will eventually arrive at Tetti Stramondin (4029ft). These are some ruins of an ancient hamlet. Over the pass in the woods, you’ll go down and to the right, towards “Colletto della Lausa”.

In less than 30 minutes, you’ll reach another pass (4413ft), and you’ll enter a larch forest.

The path goes down numerous bends, and shows off some views of what the Alpi Marittime Park and the village of Entracque have to offer.

At the end, you’ll have great views of Entracque, the Piastra dam, the Vallne Barra and the Lausetto mountain in front of you.

The path back to Entracque will be easy to follow and should bring you back on the other side of town. Walk down the main street until you find that first church you saw coming in and the rest should be familiar.

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Francesco D. 10 months ago

a beautiful place and a great hike with a great view of Entracque

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TeddyBear 12 months ago

Nice place to spend a relaxing afternoon with natural wonders in every corner

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Alexis Schweitzer 12 months ago

Beautiful panorama and splendid view of the dam

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Larry I. 2 years ago

Enjoyed the hike. The views I saw while I was traversing were pretty cool. Overall. It was a nice hike. Very good for the elderly and small children.

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Danny V. 2 years ago

Stunning views of the slopes! Nice scenery around every bend.

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Zachary L. 2 years ago

Gorgeous hike featuring some narrow paths and extensive scenery. Just amazing!

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Raymond G. 2 years ago

Fascinating hike. The views from the canyon were stunning. Even the photos I've taken won't give any justice to it.

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Tyler D. 2 years ago

Great views and fun trail to hike. My sweet babies 9 and 12 years old were able to complete it without any trouble.

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Saanvi Jt 2 years ago

Awesome moderate climb! Slopes are surprising!

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Daphne P. 2 years ago

This is a nice hike. It took us 4 hours to finish the hike, but the trail was fairly easy and straightforward. It was a nice, carefree experience.

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