Meiekose study trail (5.6 km)

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
Meiekose hiking trail takes you on a tour along the former Kõpu–Jõesuu roadbed to see the flooded meadows of the Tõramaa river mouth, which are a part of the semi-natural landscapes of Soomaa. The attractions of the trail are flooded meadows, different plant species, scenic river bends, and ancient oak trees.
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Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area for 5 cars.
AmenitiesAlong the trail there are 2 fire rings with barbecue grill, 2 firewood shelters and dry toilets
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 4 (in both fireplace).
Campfire site 2 fire rings with barbecue grill
Hiking options The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists or horse riders, or skiers in winter.
SightsSemi-natural landscapes, different plant species, scenic river bends, ancient trees, and old farmsteads, recognisable by the preserved foundations and fruit trees.
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsIn the territory of the National Park certain restrictions. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 435 5610; info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationSandra village, Põhja-Sakala municipality, Viljandi County / Riisa village, Tori municipality, Pärnu County. Object no 3 on the national park map.
Driving directionsThe study trail is accessible from the parking area located at 26 km along Kõpu–Jõesuu road, or 200 m towards Tõramaa from the Meiekose bridge over the Raudna River.
When coming from the direction of Tallinn–Pärnu–Tori, drive to Tori, turn onto the Võlli road that leads to the national park. Drive 6 km along Jõesuu road to Jõesuu village and before driving into the village, turn right onto Kõpu–Jõesuu road. From the bridge over the Halliste River in Riisa village drive 5.2 km straight on to the parking area and the sign marking the start of the study trail.
When coming from Tartu or Viljandi, drive along Tartu–Viljandi–Pärnu road to Kõpu. After passing the cemetery, turn right to the Kõpu–Jõesuu road. From there it is 25 km to the parking area and the sign marking the start of the trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.436594
longitude: 25.008163
L-EST 97 x: 6477804.2 y: 558882.5