Tirol Lech Nature Park – Riedenersee Lake, © Tirol Werbung
Tirol Lech Nature Park – Riedenersee Lake, © Tirol Werbung

Nature Park Walk: Riedenersee Lake

Visit one of the most striking lakes in the Tirol Lech Nature Park’s wilderness: Mostly forested, Riedenersee Lake is an aquatic jewel framed by old-growth evergreens—and a great photo-op. The lake is relatively small, with a dense growth of unique plants around much of the marshy shoreline and provides an ideal habitat for Alpine salamanders named Salamandra Atra, mountain newts and raft spiders, along with wild orchids (i. e. Marsh Helleborine), cottongrass, sedges, sundew and deciduous woodland. Look for Europe’s rarest damselfly, Frey’s damselfly in the moist rocky soil, a protected endangered species. The trail that leads to the lake makes a pleasant hike for those with creaky knees, as it is not difficult. It's a pleasant, peaceful spot to enjoy—and to take great pictures so keep your camera charged.

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Starting point  

Car Park at Riedenersee Lake

Finishing point

Riedenersee Lake

Mountain chain

Lechtal Alps

Length

1.7 km

Approximate hiking time

0 h 30 min

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Hiking Route
  • Circular hike

Difficulty rating

easy (hiking trails)

Altitude

888m 882m

Elevation uphill 10m
Vertical metres downhill 10m

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Technique

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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

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Trail description

The tiny commune of Rieden is located on L260 Ehenbichl country road close to Weissenbach am Lech. Trailhead is the car park, some 100 meters off the lake. Walk toward Klausenwald Forest and turn right onto a tiny wooden bridge before reaching the shoreline to do an enjoyable loop around Riedenersee Lake.

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Your destination address: Riedener See, Rieden

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