From Locarno drive into Valle di Maggia to Bignasco and take the left turn into Valle Bavona. After 6,6 kilometer you see Cascata di Foroglio at the left side of the road. There is a big parking at the right side of the main road where you can park your car (gps 46.373334, 8.548537). You have to pay per hour for the parking.
When walking to the beautiful village and restaurant “La Frodo” you cross a pedestrian bridge where you have an awesome view on Cascata di Foroglio. From here it is also possible to walk towards the base of the waterfall. It is even possible to walk up.
With good weather it also possible to bath and swim in the river near Cascata di Foroglio. From the parking there is a trail directly going to the river. Also a perfect spot for a nice picnic.
Cascata di Foroglio is a “one of a kind” waterfall you don’t want to miss and is one of my favorite waterfalls in Switzerland.
Cascata di Foroglio is a quite powerful waterfall and one of the main attractions of the region Ticino. The river Fiume Calnegia drops down in a single drop over 80 meter. We visited the waterfall in 2003 and in 2021 (July) and we loved the valley, the atmosphere and the power of this gorgeous waterfall.
Cascata di Foroglio is being fed with water from several small lakes at the Wandfluhhorn (2.863 m) and Pizzo Sologna (2.697 m). The river Fiume Calnegia is being fed with melted snow and an overflow of water in the several lakes.
All the houses in the Valle Bavona are made of traditional stones which makes the valley picturesque and very photogenic. The village Froglio, near Cascata di Foroglio, is a place where all the houses are made of this typical stones with a nice 15th century church in the centre. This village guarantees the most beautiful pictures you can show at home.
There are several other great waterfalls in Valle Maggia and Valle Bavona but I think I like Cascata di Bignasco most. The nicest part is that most waterfalls are easy to reach and are located near the main road.