Study and hinking trails

Hüpassaare study trail

  • Start and finish: Kootsi village, Mart Saar home museum
  • Length: 4.4 km
  • Marking: information boards
  • Sights: drained swamp forest, Kuresoo bog, bog ponds, Mart Saar home museum
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Ignatsi study trail

  • Start and finish: Sandra village, end of the road to Karuskose
  • Length: 4.3 km
  • Marking: signs, information boards
  • Sights: swamped forest, bog ridge, Kuresoo bog, bog ponds, observation tower
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Koprarada study trail

  • Start and finish: Tipu Village, RMK Visitor Center of the Soomaa National Park
  • Length: 1.8 km, of which 660 m is accessible to wheelchairs and prams
  • Marking: signs, information boards
  • Sights: different forest types, Mardu stream, traces of beaver activity  
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Kuuraniidu study trail

  • Start and finish : Sandra village, parking lot at 15.6 km mark of Kildu-Tõramaa road
  • Length: 1 km
  • Marking: information boards
  • Sights: drained peatland forest, stem decay fungi, observation tower
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Lemmjõe forest study trail

  • Start and finish: Sandra village, parking lot at 19.6 km mark of Kildu-Tõramaa road
  • Length: 5.8 km
  • Marking: information boards
  • Sights: floodplain forest, traces of beaver activity, Lemmjõe dam, Lemmjõgi, Raudna river
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Meiekose study trail

  • Start and finish : the car park on the 26th kilometer of Kõpu-Jõesuu road and location some 200 m from Meiekose bridge over Raunda river towards Tõramaa
  • Length: 5.6 km
  • Marking: information boards
  • Sights: floodplains or flooded grassland and vegetation, Raudna river, study oaks, old farmsteads
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Riisa study trail

  • Start and finish: 32nd kilometre of Kõpu-Jõesuu road, Riisa village
  • Length: 4.8 km, of which 660 m is accessible by wheelchairs and prams
  • Marking: information boards
  • Sights: Riisa bog, bog ponds, Navesti river and high shore forest, observation tower
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Öördi study trail

  • Start and finish: Iia village, direction sign on 7th kilometre of Kõpu-Jõesuu road
  • Length: 2.4 km
  • Marking: information boards
  • Sights: lake remains, Öördi bog
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

 RMK hike trail Oandu-Aegviidu-Ikla

  • Start and finish: the part of the hiking trail on the territory of the Soomaa National Park runs from the Hüpassaare campfire site to the Pertlimets campfire site
  • Length: 56 km (total length of the Oandu-Aegviidu-Ikla hiking trail is 375 km)
  • Marking: signs and kilometer posts
  • Sights: Mart Saar House Museum, Oksa casing smokestack, Läti observation tower, National Park Visitor Center, Tipu Schoolhouse and Nature School
  • Manager: State Forest Management Center (RMK), +372 435 7164, info.soomaa@rmk.ee  
    regional nature manager Silver Sams + 372 5302 2170

Pauna cultural history trail

  • Start and finish: Kõpu-Jõesuu road, Tipu village, Tipu Schoolhouse
  • Length: 3 km
  • Marking: signs, information boards
  • Sights: Tipu Nature School, Halliste river, Villem Reiman's birthplace Pauna farm, floodplain grassland 
  • Managaer: Tipu Looduskool MTÜ, + 372 535 36961, info@tipulooduskool.ee


Ingatsi study trail. Photo: Krista Kingumets