Squirrel Trail Arosa

The cute animals literally eat from your hand

The Squirrel trail is definitely the most popular themed route among families. The fluffy animals are coming up close and eat directly from the palm of your hand; enchanting young and old alike. The trail starts at Tomeli-Street (below Waldhotel National) the path leads into the forest and ends at the bus stop Maran. Towards the end of the trail is a big playground with a barbecue area.

Infos about squirrels and the Bear Gang

On the famous squirrel trail children can not only feed the cute animals, but also find out interesting information about squirrels.

Besides that, there are various information signs about the history of the local Arosa Bear Gang. Who are they? Find out more about the animated and guided children's programm.

The Bear Gang
Eichhoernliweg | © Nina Mattli

What the squirrel most like to eat

The forests of Arosa offer everything a squirrel’s heart desires: pine cone seeds for the summer and nuts for the winter stock. If you would like to feed the squirrel, please use unpeeled nuts – this helps to chafe the sharp rodent front teeth. An important part of the squirrels’ everyday life.

Hiking Route Squirrel Trail
© Arosa Tourismus / Nina Mattli

Not only squirrels are happy to see you

Besides squirrels the forest is a habitat for numerous birds who also like to be fed. Don’t be afraid, not only the small sparrows and tits like to eat from your hand, but also the bigger nutcrackers like to come close and peck nuts from the palm of your hand.

Eichhörnchen im Schnee | © Nina Mattli

Do squirrels hibernate?

In autumn squirrels start collecting their winter stock by burying seeds and nuts. They do not hibernate but do not like the bitter cold weather neither, so they stay hunkered down in their den. When there is a break in the weather, they will venture out to retrieve some of the food they hid. This is why in Arosa the cute animals can be observed and fed throughout the whole year.

The virtual reality squirrel

We visited Zurich and brought along a squirrel...

See what happened.