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.
Phone+372 501 9564
E-mailpahni.looduskeskus@rmk.ee
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 The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 4.
Campfire site 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.
Additional informationPart of the trail goes through private land, please show respect to the landowners. Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsThe trail is situated in Haanja Nature Park, about restrictions please read here. Further information about restrictions can be obtained, if necessary, from the Environmental Board,(louna@keskkonnaamet.ee, phone +372 786 8360 Võru office).
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 (sign “Uue-Saaluse 4 km”). Drive 4 km along the gravel road. Turn left (Räpo) on the next crossroad and continue 400 m on gravel road to the bridge (there is a lake on your left). After crossing the bridge and after the building on the right, there is an information board and signs on the left directing to the campfire site.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.74590
longitude: 27.10477
L-EST 97 x: 6404711.9 y: 684837.8