The trail along the shores with lakes is populated by numerous waterfowl winds through various forests. It starts and ends at Sloka Lake, where there is a parking lot, a picnic area, and a 7 m high floating tower for sightseeing. Walking along the trail, you can see a number of interesting sites – swamp forests of Vēršupīte, sulphur spring near Sloka Lake, the great bolder, and several swamp lakes. Climbing the observing tower, you can dive into bird watching on Slokas Lake.
The trail is basically a ground trail. A boardwalk (of a width of 80 cm) was constructed through the Vēršupīte and covered other wetlands.
At the beginning of the trail, it goes as the ground path, with no marking along the sides, on the crossings with other forest paths there are red wood signs. The trail ends at the road that connects Sloka Lake with Ķemeri. If you left the vehicle in the parking lot of Sloka Lake, then you need to go back to the lake along the land road in the direction to the left.
It is recommended to visit the trail in late spring, summer, and autumn (in early spring and late autumn the trail may be flooded and slippery).
|Coordinates of the location||56.9573739, 23.5463500|
|Time required for observing||1.5h|
|Working hours||All year round|
|Accessibility||The boardwalk is not suitable for visitors in wheelchairs and is not equipped with a rail|
At the beginning of the trail, there is a parking lot and a place for a picnic, as well as a 7 m high floating tower for observing, from which you can comfortably view the entire lake.
The trail is equipped with various sports elements.Information stands provide an insight into the natural and cultural and historical values of Sloka Lake.
|Marking||No special marking|
In the base: ground trail. A boardwalk that leads through Vēršupīte and covers other wetlands is about 80 cm in width.
In spring and autumn, individual sections can be overflowed.Caution! During rain and in winter, plank roads can be slippery.
|How to get there||
By train - Rīga-Ķemeri-Tukums to Ķemeri rail station, then on foot (2.5 km) until “Meža māja”, then follow the sign to Sloka Lake (2 km).
By car - drive along Talsi (P128) or Ventspils (A10) motorways to the turning point to Ķemeri, then along the main street
through Ķemeri (2.5 km) and turn to the right at the sign “Slokas ezers” 2 km).
By bus No 6 from Sloka or minibus No 5 from Bulduri to Ķemeri, get off at the bus stop of “Meža māja” and follow the sign to Sloka Lake (2 km).
A GPX file of the Sloka Lake walking trail is available on* www.visitjurmala.lv/gpx/slokas-ezera-taka, which can be used offline.
* To open a file, you need to install an application that supports opening and displaying GPX files on your phone.