Family fun in all weathers and all seasons. The Squirrel Trail is undoubtedly the most popular themed trail with families.
Distance 1.7 km
Highest point1,860 m
Lowest point1,769 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.
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.
Arosa - Plateau Maran. The route is well signposted.
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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.
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.
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.
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.