Mt. Corno Nero (2,439 m a.s.l.) is connected to its twin peak, Mt. Corno Bianco, by the Oclini Pass in the south-east of South Tyrol.
Mt. Corno Bianco and the 120 m higher Mt. Corno Nero (Schwarzhorn, in German - literally: Black Horn) owe their names to the colour of their rocks: White Sarl Dolomite forms the summit structure of Mt. Corno Bianco, whereas Mt. Corno Nero consists of volcanic rock and the reddish-grey quartz-porphyry of Bolzano. The two peaks of the Fiemme Mountains rise isolated above the village of Aldino and the Monte Regolo ridge in the south-east of South Tyrol.
From the Oclini Pass, in winter a skiing area at almost 2,000 m a.s.l., Mt. Corno Nero can be scaled on the north flank in an hour. Another route leads from Redagno on the south-west flank to the summit. The overwhelming view from the top of Mt. Corno Nero stretches from the Zillertal and the Stubai Alps to the Dolomites with Mt. Catinaccio and from the Lagorai peaks and the southern Garda Mountains to the Ortles Alps with “King Ortles”.