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.
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area
AmenitiesShelter, dry toilet, waste bins, information boards, fire ring with barbecue grill, firewood shelter.
Camping facilities yes
Hiking options yes
SightsKuresoo bog, M. Saar House Museum
Berries and mushroomscranberries, cloudberries
RestrictionsIn the territory of the National Park certain restrictions are imposed pursuant to the nature conservation rules. Public events with more than 50 participants require the approval of the protected area manager (Pärnu-Viljandi region of the Environmental Board).
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LocationKarjasoo village, Suure-Jaani municipality, Viljandi County.
Driving directionsHüpassaare study trail is located in Karjasoo village, Suure-Jaani municipality, Viljandi County.
When 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.
* By public transport from the direction of Viljandi–Suure-Jaani–Vändra, you can get to Soomaa National Park by buses departing from Viljandi. See further: www.peatus.ee.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:25.271794 y:58.530547