Hüpassaare study trail (4.4 km)

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
The first part of the trail (~1 km) goes through drained peatland forest. The drained peatland forest has formed from a swamp as a result of drainage. Next, the ground starts to rise gradually, and you arrive at the edge of Kuresoo raised bog. Mires are wetlands in which plant remains are partly undegraded and deposited as peat. The wetland landscape of Kuresoo is varied. At the end of the trail there is the Mart Saar museum.
Phone+372 435 7164
+372 526 1924
E-mail info.soomaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area
AmenitiesShelter, dry toilet, waste bins, information boards, fire ring with barbecue grill, firewood shelter.
Camping facilities yes
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
SightsKuresoo bog, M. Saar House Museum
Berries and mushroomscranberries, cloudberries
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsAbout restrictions please read here. Further information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (louna@keskkonnaamet.ee, phone +372 435 5610).
LocationKarjasoo village, Põhja-Sakala municipality, Viljandi County. Object no.7 on the national park map.
Driving directionsWhen coming from the direction of Tallinn–Tori, drive along Kõpu–Jõesuu road up to the junction at 24 km and turn towards Kildu. When driving from Tõramaa towards Tori, take the first turning to the right and drive 15.2 km towards Kildu. Turn left at the junction and drive 6.2 km to the sign and junction at Kibaru farm. Turn left at the junction and drive 3.4 km to the sign directing to Hüpassaare museum. It is 800 m to the campfire site from here.
When coming from the direction of Viljandi–Suure-Jaani–Vändra, Hüpassaare is accessible along Road no. 57. In Kootsi village, 200 m after Kootsi bus stop turn left towards Hüpassaare and Mart Saar museum. From the junction, drive 6.5 km along straight signposted forest roads. Attention! In winter and during heavy rain the road may not be easily passable.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.530547
longitude: 25.271794
L-EST 97 x: 6488528.4 y: 574080