The adventure trail starts at Chabisstein; it can be reached by PostBus and is located near the Paradiesli animal shelter on Kernserstrasse between Ennetmoos and Kerns.
The Kernwald forms the legendary border forest between the two half-cantons of Obwalden and Nidwalden in the former legacy canton of Unterwalden. A prehistoric landslide from the Stanserhorn created a unique topography in the Kernwald. The Kernwald is also mentioned in stories and legends. Thanks to its uniqueness, it ranks amongst Switzerland's landscapes of national importance.
Lake Gerzen is a very special lake: it has neither inflow nor outflow, as it is fed only by groundwater. The lake and its surroundings lie in a cantonal nature conservation zone, so certain rules of conduct must be observed.