- Status Open
Large or small, rounded or pointed, with a smooth, sinuous, serrated or needle-like edge... how diverse are the leaves of trees? This trail offers the opportunity to measure up with a "leaf hunt", looking for as many shapes as possible. With the coming of spring or autumn, it is possible to spot the various species of trees from far away: the beech, lighter in spring and brighter in autumn, the chestnut , which is slow to get its leaves that soon turn yellow, the coniferous' reforestation, and the scattered cherry trees with their white flowers or red leaves, and many others.
The trail starts from the town of Osiglia where the provincial road crosses Rio Osiglietta which originates the lake in the valley: take the road to Orticeti. The path makes some cuts of the road but you can follow it to the end, since it is not busy. Then the forest trails begin (main trail: T inverted yellow) that forward us into the realm of beech, and then the steep path that reaches the Cime Ronco di Maglio on the west side and descends on the south side (the less trained can cut south- east and jump the top). Upon reaching the "Tecchio Vecchio" hill, head south and climb the ridge on the right to reach Bric della Croce: a steep descent leads to the arrival at Colla Baltera (rest area). From here you can take a dirt track that goes down more directly to Osiglia (calculate additional 3km, about 1h).