Bogs and hiking trails
There are 10 different campfire sites and 8 study trails in Soomaa National Park. The RMK Oandu-Aegviidu-Ikla hiking trail runs through Soomaa, and it is possible to take a 56 km hike on your own (Kopra-Hüpassaare) starting from the Soomaa National Park visitor center.
Riisa bog trail (4.8km)
The Riisa bog trail goes through the picturesque bog and forests by the Navesti River. You can also see completely thick and watery plains. Along the way, you can sit and relax in the rest areas, swim and enjoy the silence of the bogs, and climb the lookout tower.
Riisa's disabled track has been renovated with the support of the ERDF in 2013: part og the trail can be passed through with a wheelchair and a pram - a total of 1220 meters.
There are 8 resting places, a lookout tower, a dry toilet on the trail.
SMART GAME - on the Riisa study trail, you can play the interactive smart game "Sookoll's Adventures in the Riisa Swamp" by downloading the Loquiz app from the Play Store/App Store. You can find the passwords and QR from the information board in the parking lot.
Ingatsi bog trail (4.3km)
The first part of the trail leads through a forest. There is an observation tower in the bog. The boardwalk takes you between the lakes. You will find several resting places on the trail with beautiful views of Kuresoo. It is also possible to swim.
There is a lookout tower, 5 resting areas and a dry toilet on the trail.
SMART GAME - make your trip more exciting by playing a smart game while going to the Ingatsi study trail! To do this, download the Loquiz app from the Play Store/ App Store. You can find the QR code of the game on the information board in the parking lot.
Meiekose study trail (5.6km)
The Meiekose study trail moves along the former Kõpu-Jõesuu road dam to get acquainted with the meadows of the Tõramaa river estuary, which is one of the heritage landscapes of Soomaa. The sights of the trail are meadows, various plant species, beautiful river meanders and harrowing oak trees. There are 2 campfire sites and dry toilets on the track.
The trail can be crossed on foot, by bicycle or in winter with skis.
Beaver trail (1.6km)
The trail, which introduces the valley of the Altja River where there are beautiful views of the rapids. The most important inhabitants of the river are the beavers that named the trail here. Despite the audience, beavers have always made some dams on the Altja River. The animals themselves are very timid and do not show themselves. In addition to the dams, you can also see the pencil-sharpened stumps on the shore and the lowered trunks.
SMART GAME Now you can also play the smart game "Trip to Oandu Beaver Trail" while exploring the Beaver Trail. To do this, download the Loquiz app from the Play Store /App Store, you will find more detailed instructions and the necessary passwords at the beginning of the track in the gate bar. The length of the trail is a little more than 1 kilometer and it is suitable for families with children as well as smaller groups of friends. Excursions full of discoveries!
Lemmjõe keelemetsa forest study trail (5,8km)
The trail runs along the banks of the Raudna River to the meeting point of the Raudna and Lemmjõgi rivers. From there, the trail goes along the banks of the Lemmjõgi River and ends again in Kuusekäära. The Lemmjõgi forest is a floodplain forest that has been flooded by rivers during the flood period. Traces of beavers' activities can be found along the study trail.
There is a campfire site with a grill, a tree shelter, a dry toilet, and information stands
Kuraniidu study trail (1.8km)
The boardwalk takes you through the old decaying forest and brings you back to the starting point in a circle. The sights are large and powerful aspens, which have been severely damaged by time and storms. There is a campfire and camping site at the beginning of the trail. With strong winds, the forest is dangerous due to falling trees.
SMART GAME - to make your trip more exciting play a smart game!
To do this, download the Loquiz app from the Play Store/ App Store. You can find the QR code of the game on the information board of the parking lot.
Hüpassaare bog trail (4.4km)
The beginning of the trail runs for about a kilometer through a forest. Moving on, the ground will gradually rise, you have reached the edge of Kuresoo bog. The bog is an excessively humid place where some of the plant remains remain undegraded and deposited as peat. The bog landscape in Kuresoo is diverse. The study trail passes Mart Saar House Museum.
SMART GAME - by going to the study trail, make your trip more exciting by playing the smart game "Sookoll's Adventures in Hüpassaare"! To do this, download the Loquiz app from the Play Store /App Store. You can find the QR code of the game on the information board of the parking lot. There is a relatively poor telephone coverage on the track, so you should equip yourself with a battery bank to play the game.
Öördi study trail (2.4km)
At the beginning of the trail there is a campfire site, a forest hut. The trail is partly a boardwalk, a resting place by the lake, a ladder to the water.