Ingatsi study trail (4.3 km)

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
The first half of the trail goes through marsh forest, followed by a rise along the high bog ridge to the Kuresoo bog. There is an observation tower on the bog ridge. Next, the boardwalk meanders between bog pools. On the trail there are several recreation sites that offer scenic views of the Kuresoo bog.
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area
AmenitiesOn the trail there is an observation tower, 8 benches, 5 recreation sites and a dry toilet.
Hiking options yes
SightsKuresoo bog, Karuskose semi-natural landscapes, floodplain forest.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, cranberries, mushrooms
Additional informationWhen you come with a large group or by bus, please call RMK Soomaa information point to ask for information on road conditions.
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).
For further information on restrictions click here.
LocationSandra village, Suure-Jaani municipality, Viljandi County.
Driving directionsIngatsi study trail is located in Sandra village, Suure-Jaani municipality, Viljandi County. The study trail is accessible along the Karuskose road.
When coming from Tallinn–Pärnu–Tori, drive to Tori, turn onto the Võlli road that leads to the national park. Drive 6 km along the Jõesuu road to Jõesuu village and before driving into the village, turn right to Kõpu–Jõesuu road. From the bridge across the Halliste River in Riisa village, drive 2.3 km on to the sign directing you to Karuskose. From there it is 3 km to Ingatsi study trail.
When coming from Tartu or Viljandi, drive along Tartu–Viljandi-Pärnu road to the settlement of Kõpu. After passing the cemetery, turn right to the Kõpu–Jõesuu road. Drive 27 km to the bridge across the Raudna River in Riisa village, Tori municipality, drive across the bridge up to the sign directing you to Karuskose. Ingatsi study trail is 3 km from there.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:25.025786 y:58.455475