Kurtna hiking trail (9 km)

Ida-Viru County, Alutaguse National Park
The hiking trail is located in the Kurtna Lake District and is part of the Alutaguse National Park. The trail starts from the parking lot of Nõmmejärve campfire site. The density of lakes of different types, variable landscapes, beauty of wetlands and vegetation form an enchanting mosaic to enjoy.
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Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking at Nõmmejärve campfire site parking area for about 20 cars
Amenities300 m boardwalk, 3 bridges, 12 small information boards. Passes Nõmmejärve and Martiska campsites. Section of the RMK Penijõe-Aegviidu-Kauksi hiking route
Camping facilities Nõmmejärve campfire site, Martiska campfire site
Campfire site Nõmmejärve campfire siteMartiska campfire site
Water Non drinking water from lakes
Hiking options yes
SightsThe various terrains and forest growth types of the Kurtna lake group, Pannjärve sand mine
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, wild strawberries, chanterelles, milk-caps
Additional informationThe trail passes the shores of 11 lakes; swimming and fishing.
Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsKurtna Landscape Reserve was established in 1987 on 2,557 hectares to protect the Kurtna lake group and Kurtna kames.
According to the nature conservation rules, motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited outside roads and paths. Campfires can be made only in designated sites.
Alutaguse municipality, Ida-Viru county
Object no. 1 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 17 km on Jõhvi–Vasknarva road, turn left (at the sign to Niinsaare Recreation Centre). Before the ditch where the road branches, turn left onto the gravel road (signs Niinsaare and RMK hiking trail) and drive about 1.5 km to the parking area of Niinsaare Recreation Centre. The trail starts about 20 m before the parking area and proceeds towards the lake. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.2641
longitude: 27.5707
L-EST 97 x: 703553.7 y: 6575013.9