Kärdla–Tõrvanina hiking trail (5.5 km)

The 5.5 km hiking trail is suitable for a longer walk on a day off. The trail goes in one direction and stretches through various forest and coastal ecosystems.

NB! Kärdla-Tõrvanina hiking trail is not passable by bicycles or motor vehicles.
Phone+372 676 7111, Ristna Nature Centre
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking at the end of Tiigi Street in Kärdla (the start of the trail) and in Tõrvanina
AmenitiesThe trail runs along the coast from Kärdla to Tõrvanina, is marked with signs and is suitable for all seasons. Stretches of boardwalk help you across wet and boggy spots. The trail takes 2 to 3 hours to complete, and in the summer can be walked through without getting feet wet. There are 3 large information boards with the trail map, the map of RMK Hiiumaa Recreation Area and 5 information spots on the trail. Observation platforms for a migratory birds’ stopover site in Kärdla and Tareste. The trail passes the Autobaasi campfire site, from where it is possible to walk back to Kärdla. At the end of the trail, in Tõrvanina, there’s a campfire site, a campsite, an outdoor toilet and a beautiful sandy beach.
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Water Water from the artesian fountain at the end of Tiigi street, suitable for drinking.
Hiking options Camping on Tõrvanina campsite.
SightsWalking on the borderland of sea and forest is highly interesting because of the constant alternation of open and closed landscape. Visitors have a chance to observe migratory birds stopping in the Kärdla bay area.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, cowberries, mushrooms
LocationThe trail starts at the end of Tiigi Street in Kärdla. Object no. 10 on recreation area map.
Driving directionsYou can start the trail either from the parking lot at the end of Tiigi Street in Kärdla, or from Tõrvanina at the Lehtma road.  
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:22.725023 y:59.000912
L-EST 97 x:426730 y:6540914