Kuuraniidu study trail (1 km)

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
The boardwalk goes through ancient drained peatland forest and back to the starting point. The attractions of the trail are the enormous mighty aspens, which have weathered storms and time. There is a campfire site and camping area at the beginning of the trail. The Kuuraniidu forest has been formed from swamp forest as a result of drainage. The forest can be dangerous in strong winds due to falling trees!
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area
AmenitiesObservation tower, recreation sites, dry toilet, firewood shelter, information boards, fire ring with barbecue grill.
Camping facilities yes
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
SightsDrained peatland forest, windthrow.
Additional informationAlong the trail there is a campfire site with camping area for 5 tents.
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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LocationSandra village, Suure-Jaani municipality, Viljandi County.
Driving directionsWhen coming from Tallinn–Tori, drive along the Kõpu–Jõesuu road up to the junction at 24 km and turn towards Kildu. Drive 9.1 km to the sign marking the Kuuraniidu parking area and start of the hiking trail.
When coming from the direction of Viljandi–Suure-Jaani–Vändra, drive from Kildu village 15.6 km towards Soomaa National Park to the sign marking the Kuuraniidu parking area and start of the hiking trail. Attention! In winter and during floods the road may not be easily passable by car.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.452496
longitude: 25.168456
L-EST 97 x: 6479727 y: 568212.8