Luhasoo study trail (5 km)
Võru County, Haanja–Karula Recreation Area
Some trail sections are in poor condition and therefore, please be careful.
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.
|Type of object||Study trail|
|Amenities||12 information boards, 2 fire rings with barbecue grill, picnic site with shelter, 2 dry toilets, hut with fireplace.|
|Sights||Different mire communities (fen, transitional mire and bog communities), the fauna and history of the area.|
|Berries and mushrooms||Cranberries, bilberries, mushrooms|
|Winter accessibility||Access road and parking area is kept clear of snow.|
|Additional information||NB! Please take the firewood for use in the hut from the shelter at the beginning of the boardwalk. |
|Restrictions||The study trail is in Luhasoo Landscape Protection Area. Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).|
|Location||Rõuge municipality, the area bordering on the Pärlijõgi River and Latvia.|
|Driving directions||On 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 coordinates||Long-Lat WGS 84|
|L-EST 97 x: 6392417.6 y: 672411|