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Squirrel Trail Arosa

· 2 reviews · Theme trail · Arosa Lenzerheide · Open
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Family fun in all weathers and all seasons. The Squirrel Trail is undoubtedly the most popular themed trail with families. 
Open
easy
Distance 1.7 km
0:36 h
102 m
6 m
1,860 m
1,769 m
An idyllic path leads from the village through the forest to Maran and makes many a heart beat faster on the way. Squirrels and birds are quite trusting and will eat directly from your hand. You can observe and study these cute little animals over a distance of 1.7 km. Information boards with child-friendly riddles impart exciting knowledge about the forest dwellers. Towards the end of the trail, a spacious playground with barbecue area awaits visitors. An exciting puzzle booklet about the Squirrel Trail is available from Arosa Tourism.

Author’s recommendation

The cute little animals take great pleasure in local nuts and seeds. If you keep very still, the animals will eat directly from your hand.
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Author
Arosa Tourismus
Update: May 19, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,860 m
Lowest point
1,769 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.12%Forested/wild trail 76.58%Path 15.26%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
1.3 km
Path
0.3 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant "isblaatere"

Safety information

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please follow the rules and signposting. You will find further helpful tips under the hiking information.

Tips and hints

Themed hiking routes

Arosa strives to provide hikers with a well-developed and marked network of hiking trails. Please heed the rules and signposting.

  • Please keep your dogs on a leash
  • Please take litter and leftovers from picnics home again
  • You will often see game on your walks. Enjoy the sight of these animals and respect their familiar surroundings.
  • Leave trail markings where they are
  • Do not use closed paths (winter sports report)
  • Do not leave the officially marked winter hiking trails

Start

Behind the house Galerie Obersee (1,771 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'770'964E 1'183'404N
DD
46.779856, 9.677600
DMS
46°46'47.5"N 9°40'39.4"E
UTM
32T 551726 5180923
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Destination

Plateau Maran

Turn-by-turn directions

Arosa - Plateau Maran. The route is well signposted.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Rhaetian Railway leaves Chur to Arosa and back at hourly intervals. The squirrel trail starts only a few hundred metres above the train station Arosa.

On the way back it is possible to walk along the main street all the way back down to the train station, or to take the local bus (bus stop Maran) that brings you comfortably back to the train station.

Getting there

Once you arrive in Chur, follow the sign posts Arosa. There is no parking at the start of the Squirrel Trail. It is recommended to park at the car park Ochsenbühl.

Parking

It is recommended to park at the car park Ochsenbühl. It is located 200m from the train station Arosa. A bus stop is just outisde the car park. Further information can be found here

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'770'964E 1'183'404N
DD
46.779856, 9.677600
DMS
46°46'47.5"N 9°40'39.4"E
UTM
32T 551726 5180923
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

The path leads almost exclusively through the forest. Even though the sun's rays occasionally break through gaps between the fir branches, it is still a bit cooler there than in the blazing sun. Of course, the hike is also a good bad-weather option.

Clothing suitable for the weather is recommended.


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Rating

5.0
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Ralf Metz 
August 30, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 28, 2021
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Ivannina Zovko
July 22, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 22, 2019
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Martin Vogt 
August 09, 2017 · Community
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Status
Open
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
0:36 h
Ascent
102 m
Descent
6 m
Highest point
1,860 m
Lowest point
1,769 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Flora and fauna Accessibility Dog-friendly Linear route Suitable for strollers

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