Pauna hiking trail

The trail starts from the yard of the old Tipu schoolhouse by the Kõpu-Jõesuu road and is equipped with information boards introducing the nature.
The hiking trail reaches the Halliste River and runs downstream from the shore to Pauna Farm. Along the river, you can see traces of beavers. The trail then leads along an old causeway to Tipu meadow, which is special thanks to the great snipes and where, on summer nights, the crackling noise of corncrakes can be heard.

The 5-kilometre long Hüpassaare hiking trail winds through stunning forest to the Kuresoo bog. The trail starts at a camping site, where it is also possible to grill.

The boardwalk passes through a landscape of unique, oval-shaped bog pools to a viewing platform where you can rest your legs and admire the tranquility of the bog. The boardwalk then takes you to a bog island, where you can observe the resident crows flying back and forth, and onto a meadow covered with a scattering of trees.
At the end of the trail, you will find the Mart Saar Museum.

The Öördi hiking trails begins at a camp site where there's a hut and a bonfire site. The study trail goes along the road in the forest and takes you to lake Öördi. Sunsets create an especially romantic summer evening by the lake and there are lots of cranberries in the bog in autumn.

Tõramaa wooded meadow trail gives a great overview of the best preserved wooded meadow in Soomaa. There's a campfire and camping site on the other side of the meadow, by River Halliste, where you can also swim. The roundtrip hike is five kilometres. The best time to visit the wooded meadow is in June and July, when the rare Siberian Iris blossoms.

The Lemmjõgi forest is an old floodplain forest. These types of forests are rare in Estonia and have disappeared from Europe. The trail begins at the Kildu-Tõramaa road near the Kuusekäära Farm, goes along the floodplain meadow by River Raudna, then continues on the shore through the floodplain forest to the place Rivers Raudna and Lemmjõgi meet and fascinating oaks grow. The trail heads back along the shore of River Lemmjõgi.
 

Kuraniidu Nature Study Trail goes through a real virgin forest as the boardwalk takes you through an old drained peatland forest. Those who have gone hiking on this trail, can tell about the enormous amount of energy the walk in the forest gives. Extraordinary tall and grand aspens grow in this forest.

The Meiekose study trail winds along the banks of the Raudna and Tõramaa Rivers before reaching the meadows at the mouth of the Tõramaa River, which forms part of the heritage landscape of Soomaa National Park. At the Tõramaa end of the trail at the mouth of the Tõramaa River is an ancient village where you can see the huts, saunas and other aspects of the daily lives of Stone Age people. The 2.8-kilometre trail also boasts other sights: a wide variety of plants, some beautiful oxbows, gnarled oak trees and old farms. There are a number of rest points along the trail where you can make fires and camp. The Meiekose hiking trail ends approximately 2 km from its starting point on the Riisa-Tõramaa road.

The 3 km Ingatsi nature study trail starts at Karuskose before winding its way through the forest to Kuresoo bog, which, at 8 metres, is Europe's highest bog. The viewing platform offers beautiful views over the bog landscape, including the surrounding Toonoja forests. The boardwalk then continues on around picturesque pools, meandering through the bog before directing walkers back the way they came. The full hike takes at least 1.5 hours. The trail has a number of rest areas in which you can rest your legs and take a dip in the refreshing waters.

What do you know about beavers and their habits? Beaver is an enthusiastic rodent and known for its excellent dam building skills.
Starting from the Soomaa National Park Visitor Centre, the Beaver Trail introducing the habits of beavers takes you through the woods to see a number of beaver lodges and dams.
With plenty of evidence of beaver activity throughout the entire trail, it won't be long until you'll find chopped down trees and all sorts of den construction before finishing the trail surrounded by a variety of native plants.
Come and enjoy an adventure with friends and family!

You will find a sign by Jõesuu-Tõramaa Road that directs you to a boardwalk to the beautiful Riisa bog. The trail passes 8 rest stops and a watchtower.
A motorway, a car park, and an outhouse are located right by the gate at the beginning of the trail.
The hike begins in a spacious bog and briefly runs through the forest. In places like these, you can see the forest turning into a bog and vice versa – dry ground is replaced by wetland, and swamp plants with ancient spruce forests. You can also see some beautiful wetland pools along the trail.
This is the perfect location for a family picnic!
The Riisa study trail is also accessible with a wheelchair and a baby scroller until the first wetland pool at the 1.2 km mark.

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