Mt. Creta di Collinetta

Hiking Researchers
Hard | 7 hrs

Mt. Creta di Collinetta (Cellon)/Frischenkofel is located above the Plöckenpass/Passo di Monte Croce Carnico and overlooks two outdoor museums, Freikofel and Pal Piccolo/Kleiner Pal, on the other side of the pass. The top of Mt. Creta di Collinetta can be accessed either from the Austrian side (via ferrata) which requires better skills as some sections are fitted with steel cables and rungs (safety equipment recommended), or by a less demanding trail from the Italian side.
If you choose the access from the Austrian side you will have to climb up the 183 metres long Celon-Schulter tunnel with the elevation difference of 110 metres. The circular trail passes some observation posts, tunnels, which offered protection to the soldiers, remains of military buildings, caves, fortifications etc. The descent from the summit, where a cross stands, can be done on the Italian side of the mountain. Follow the marked trails CAI 147 and CAI 146.

Photo: PromoTurismoFVG

Access and useful info


Mt. Creta di Collinetta (Cellon)/Frischenkofel can be accessed either from the Austrian or from the Italian side of the Passo di Monte Croce Carnico/Plöckenpass. The Austrian access is recommended for expert hikers only; since there is also via ferrata, safety equipment is recommended. The Italian access to the mountain top (CAI 147 and CAI 146) is less demanding.


Associazione “Amici delle Alpi Carniche”
Via Nazionale, 90
I‒33020 Timau (UD)
+39 0433 779168

Arta Terme Infopoint
Via Umberto I°, 15
I‒33022 Arta Terme (UD)
+39 0433 929290

Tolmezzo Infopoint
Via della Vittoria, 4
I‒33028 Tolmezzo (UD)
Tel. +39 0433 44898

Hiking Researchers
Hard | 7 hrs


7 hrs

GPS coordinates

46.605558, 12.942601


2,226 m

Best time of year



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