Orjaku study trail (0.7 km to 2 km)

Please do not use the Roostikuring section of the trail, which is partly flooded depending on the weather conditions and where the boardwalk is dilapidated and broken at places. Climbing to Silmakare observation platforms is strictly prohibited for safety reasons. We apologise for the inconveniences!
The trail consists of the longer Orjaku trail (2 km) and the shorter Roostikuring (Reed loop) (0.7 km). Accessible without getting your feet wet, the trail is marked with arrow signs. Enjoy the vistas to the Käina and the Jausa bay, and observe the birds’ activities and migration. The short circular boardwalk trail (Roostikuring) takes you through the tall reeds to Silmakare.
Phone+372 676 7111, Ristna Nature Centre
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking near the Orjaku bay and next to the bird observation tower
AmenitiesThere are 3 information boards, a recreation site with shelter, and about 0.5 km boardwalk through reeds on the trail. A large information board and 11 smaller ones. Passable without getting your feet wet, marked with arrow signs.
Hiking options yes
SightsThe Käina bay resembles a coastal lake rather than a sea bay. Its average depth is only 0.5 m and three canals join the bay and the sea. There are 23 low flat islands in the bay, mostly surrounded by reeds. The bird population in the Käina bay is interesting and highly diverse. In the autumns 10,000 to 15,000, sometimes up to 20,000 water and coastal birds choose the bay as their stopover site.
LocationIn Käina Bay–Kassari Nature Reserve. The trail starts at the parking area near the Orjaku bay and next to the bird observation tower. Object no. 5 on recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive 3.2 km on Suuremõisa–Käina–Emmaste road to Emmaste, pass the Käina–Kärdla junction. Turn left at the Orjaku junction, drive 2.3 km towards Orjaku. There’s a lighthouse to your left; the parking area, which marks the start of the trail, is next to the lighthouse. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84 x:22.75978 y:58.80012
L-EST 97 x:428314.1 y:6518514.5