Lake Kavadi hiking trail (2.2 km)

Võru County, Haanja Nature Park
The pearl of the Haanja area – Lake Kavadi with its winding shoreline and numerous islands can justly claim the title of the most beautiful lake in Estonia. The hiking trail starts in Uue-Saaluse manor park, goes along the shore of Lake Kavadi to the road. The out-and-back trail is 2.2 km long, running on the shore path and in the forest. In autumn hikers can find cowberries, bilberries and several edible forest mushrooms near the trail. The trail is equipped with wooden signs and information boards. In Uue-Saaluse manor park there are 2 fire rings with barbecue grill, where it is possible to camp and swim and enjoy the magnificent view of Lake Kavadi.
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesRoadside parking
AmenitiesThe trail starts in Uue-Saaluse manor park. The trail is equipped with wooden signs and information boards. Visitors can use 2 campfire sites with barbecue grills, shelter with table and benches, dry toilet.
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
SightsUue-Saaluse manor park, Lake Kavadi – the pearl of the Haanja area, heritage landscape – small field plots on hill slopes alternate with forest stands, lakes and valleys.
RestrictionsPart of the trail goes through private land.
FilesThe trail brochure was published by State Nature Conservation Centre in 2007. Download PDF.
LocationUue-Saaluse village, Haanja municipality, Võru County.
Driving directionsOn Võru–Haanja road, 9 km from Võru, turn left at the Risttee bus stop (signs: “Kavadi järv 4 km”, “Kavadi turismitalu 4 km”, “Uue-Saaluse 4 km”, “Vastseliina 16 km”, “Rõuge 9 km”). Drive 4 km along gravel road. Turn left after Kavadi tourist farm and drive 400 m to the bridge (there is a lake on your left). After crossing the bridge and passing the building on the right, there are signs on the left directing to the start of the trail and the recreation site.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:27.10477 y:57.74590