Luhasoo study trail (5 km)

Luhasoo study trail is under reconstruction and CLOSED for visitors.
Luhasoo, the only mire protection area in Võru County, is interesting because all the stages of bog formation can be seen here from fens to raised bogs. The study trail in Luhasoo is 5 km long; in its wet parts in the fen and bog there is a boardwalk. The trail passes by a bog lake and leads to a mineral soil island with a nice forest hut on it. Interesting information about wildlife is available on information boards in Estonian and English.
Phone+372 501 9564
E-mail info.pahni@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesAvailable
Amenities12 information boards, 2 fire rings with barbecue grill, picnic site with shelter, 2 dry toilets, hut with fireplace.
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
Accommodation yes
SightsDifferent mire communities (fen, transitional mire and bog communities), the fauna and history of the area.
Berries and mushroomsCranberries, bilberries, mushrooms
Winter accessibilityAccess road and parking area is kept clear of snow.
Additional informationNB! Please take the firewood for use in the hut from the shelter at the beginning of the boardwalk.  Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsThe study trail is in Luhasoo Landscape Protection Area. Information about restrictions can be obtained, if necessary, from the Environmental Board (louna@keskkonnaamet.ee, phone +372 786 8360 Võru office).
LocationRõuge municipality, the area bordering on the Pärlijõgi River and Latvia.
Driving directionsOn Võru–Rõuge–Vastse-Roosa road, 22 km from Võru, turn left after the Pärlijõe bus stop (follow the sign “Luhasoo maastikukaitsala”) and after 4.4 km turn left again (follow the sign “Luhasoo õpperada”). After 400 m turn right to the parking area of Luhasoo study trail. The trail starts at the parking area.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.640603
longitude: 26.887318
L-EST 97 x: 6392417.6 y: 672411