Lemmjõe forest study trail (5.8 km)

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
The trail goes along the bank of the Raudna River up to the place where the Raudna and Lemmjõgi rivers join. Next the trail runs along the bank of the Lemmjõgi River and ends at Kuusekäära again. The “keelemets” is an often flooded floodplain forest by the Lemmjõgi River. Traces of beaver activity can be seen near the study trail.
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area
AmenitiesAlong the trail there is a fire ring with barbecue grill, firewood shelter, dry toilet, information boards.
Camping facilities yes
Hiking options yes
SightsRaudna River, Lemmjõgi forest, oak tree, Lemmjõe forest keeper’s office.
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, along Kõpu–Jõesuu road up to the junction at 24 km and turn towards Kildu. Then drive 5.5 km to Kuusekäära, the parking area and sign directing to Lemmjõgi study trail and campfire site.
When coming from Viljandi-Suure-Jaani-Vändra, drive from Kildu village 19.6 km towards Soomaa National Park, to Kuusekäära, the parking area and sign directing to Lemmjõgi study trail and campfire site. Attention! In winter and during floods the road may not be easily passable by car.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:25.110777 y:58.441736