Raten Trail
Raten Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Raten Trail

Oberägeri, Raten–Gottschalkenberg–Oberägeri, Raten

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Raten Trail

Discover the wildly romantic side of winter high above the Ägerital valley on the highest snowshoe trail in the canton of Zug, traverse snow-capped forests, and gaze out on the Säntis from the Central Swiss Alps.
The starting point of the Raten-Gottschalkenberg snowshoe trail is opposite the Raten restaurant at 1077 metres above sea level. The trail leads through open meadows and fields, gently rolling terrain, and, for a change, through romantic wooded areas with coniferous and mixed forest. The first stretch is relatively flat and easy to walk on and offers a fantastic view of the near and distant mountain landscape. You can admire the Rigi and behind it the Pilatus, which loom majestically over the landscape. To the south, you can see the Urner Alps from afar, covered in a deep blanket of snow, while to the east tower the Säntis and the Speer.

The second stretch is somewhat more demanding, since it contains more uphill slopes and changes of direction. In the second stretch, you roam through the snow-covered pine and mixed forests. The beauty of the natural surroundings will distract you somewhat from the exertion, and during a short breather you can enjoy the silence of the pristine snowy landscape and breathe in the fresh, pure mountain air. Having reached the highest point, you'll find yourself in front of the Gottschalkenberg restaurant, where you can have a rest. From there, we recommend a detour to the Bellevue, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Zurich and the moraine landscape of Menzingen.

Then it's time to head in the opposite direction back to the starting point at Raten, first through the coniferous and mixed forests and later in the second stretch across open snowfields, while once again enjoying the magnificent views of the Uri and Glarus Alps, which have a particularly beautiful glow in the evening light.
Discover the wildly romantic side of winter high above the Ägerital valley on the highest snowshoe trail in the canton of Zug, traverse snow-capped forests, and gaze out on the Säntis from the Central Swiss Alps.
The starting point of the Raten-Gottschalkenberg snowshoe trail is opposite the Raten restaurant at 1077 metres above sea level. The trail leads through open meadows and fields, gently rolling terrain, and, for a change, through romantic wooded areas with coniferous and mixed forest. The first stretch is relatively flat and easy to walk on and offers a fantastic view of the near and distant mountain landscape. You can admire the Rigi and behind it the Pilatus, which loom majestically over the landscape. To the south, you can see the Urner Alps from afar, covered in a deep blanket of snow, while to the east tower the Säntis and the Speer.

The second stretch is somewhat more demanding, since it contains more uphill slopes and changes of direction. In the second stretch, you roam through the snow-covered pine and mixed forests. The beauty of the natural surroundings will distract you somewhat from the exertion, and during a short breather you can enjoy the silence of the pristine snowy landscape and breathe in the fresh, pure mountain air. Having reached the highest point, you'll find yourself in front of the Gottschalkenberg restaurant, where you can have a rest. From there, we recommend a detour to the Bellevue, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Lake Zurich and the moraine landscape of Menzingen.

Then it's time to head in the opposite direction back to the starting point at Raten, first through the coniferous and mixed forests and later in the second stretch across open snowfields, while once again enjoying the magnificent views of the Uri and Glarus Alps, which have a particularly beautiful glow in the evening light.
5 km | 1 Stage
170 m | 170 m
2 h 00 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Alosen, Raten
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from mid-December to mid-March.
Snow report
Latest information on snow conditions:
www.raten.ch

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site at the restaurant Raten (please check opening hours). Groups please register beforehands.
www.raten.ch

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Contact

Zug Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz
6300 Zug
Tel. +41 (0)41 723 68 00
info@zug.ch
www.zug-tourismus.ch

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