Image 0 - Four Headwaters Trail: the Source of the Reuss
Image 1 - Four Headwaters Trail: the Source of the Reuss
Image 2 - Four Headwaters Trail: the Source of the Reuss

The Vier-Quellen-Weg (Four Springs Trail) in the Gotthard Massif leads to the sources of four rivers: the Rhine, Reuss, Ticino and Rhone. A tour through an exceptional Alpine landscape with a wide diversity of fauna, flora and witnesses to a historic past.

Stage 3: The Source of the Reuss (Gotthard Pass - Capanna Piansecco)

The route leads along the Lago Lucendro lake to the source of the Reuss at the foot of the Lucendropass and on over the pass.
fter a long and scenic high-level hike above the Bedrettotal valley, you reach your destination - the Piansecco Hut.


For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts:
Sentiero delle quattro sorgenti n. 49.

  • Waterproof clothing, light and warm
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves, sun cap, change of clothes
  • Backpack maximum 5-8 kg
  • First aid kit with penknife
  • Sleeping bag for overnight in alpine hut
  • Torch, sunglasses, sun cream, water-bottle
  • Hiking map/topographic map
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Raincover for backpacks


Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute: https://www.montagnepulite.ch/en/golden-rules.

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