The circular footpath around Lake Rot is popular with walkers as well as joggers for its proximity to the city, the beauty of the nature reserve, the practical length of the path and the presence of playgrounds and a lido – amongst other reasons. The path presents no problems and is virtually flat all the way round.
Distance 7.1 km
The popular walk around Lake Rot is technically undemanding and virtually flat. Much of the path is asphalted, with a few gravelly sections. The only part where tree roots can be encountered is between the Lake Rot ferry terminus (south side) heading towards the lido. If that's a problem, take the asphalted Kaspar-Kopp-Strasse to the lido. Vehicles and bicycles are not permitted on the Lake Rot path. An occasional bench or barbecue spot is encountered on the way. The south side near the Lucerne-Rotsee rowing centre features a great playground, as well as a meadow that's good for picnicking. In summer you can enjoy the cool waters of the lido or a refreshment in the form of beverages and snacks there. Walkers are also welcome to eat at the lido restaurant, as well as at the Seehüsli restaurant at the western end of Lake Rot (open all year round).
The morning and evening atmosphere at Lake Rot is delightful and very special.
Update: May 15, 2020
Safety informationThe path in the Schachewald area can be slippery in wet weather.
Tips and hints
Siehe auch Blogbeitrag "Familienausflug zum Rotsee"
Getting thereTake motorway exit 24 "Rotsee" or 25 "Emmen-Süd" and follow the signs to "Spital Luzern" or "Rotsee".
ParkingParking is available at the Seehüsli restaurant at the west end of the lake.
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EquipmentSturdy footwear is recommended.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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