Rebäse landscape trail (7 km)

Valga County, Karula National Park
Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. The need for firewood in our campsites is very high during the summer, therefore firewood may be out. To avoid disappointment, please take firewood or barbecue coals with you when traveling by car. Do not leave a burning fire unattended! When using a charcoal grill, pour the coals on the fireplace, not under the forest. Extinguish the fire properly, when leaving.
Rebäse landscape trail starts from the parking area of the Tornimäe observation tower near a threshing barn in Rebäse. There are 16 boards with information in Estonian and English along the trail, and a parking area and campsite at the start of the trail. You might need sturdy boots to pass the trail as in rainy weather the trail may be partly muddy and the boardwalk slippery. The trail passes pastures so you might encounter curious but generally friendly cows on your way.
Hikers can climb up the local “Mount Ararat” (103.1 m above sea level), admire Lake Raudjärv with its ice-cold water and pass the oldest farmstead, established in 1585, in the area. The trail also passes the Linnamägi hill with traces of settlement from Early Iron Age, a new beaver habitat and wild boar feeding sites.
Up on the slope of the Tornimägi hill, hikers can admire the largest gullies of Karula upland in the shade of a thicket. The gully is a wonderful sight in early spring when snowdrop anemones are in full bloom.
You can also make a detour and visit the Rebäse threshing barn, the fieldstone building near the parking area and the local manor’s bench-shaped flogging stone built into the rear wall.
Phone +372 782 8350
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesAvailable
AmenitiesThere are 16 information boards, observation deck, piers and pasture gates along the trail. The trail is marked with wooden arrow signs and blazing on trees.
Camping facilities At the Rebasmõisa campfire site.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill.
Hiking options by walking
SightsThe nature, history and cultural heritage of the region.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
RestrictionsThe trail is situated in Karula National Park, about restrictions please read here. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationRebasemõisa village, Valga municipality. Object no 19 on the national park map.
Driving directionsDrive 8 km from Antsla towards Haabsaare, turn right 50 m after the Haabsaare bus stop (signs “Karula rahvuspargi külastuskeskus 7 km”, “Saru 20 km”). Drive 1.5 km on Haabsaare–Saru road to the junction. Turn right (sign “Valga 32 km”). Drive 5.6 km on Valga–Lüllemäe–Litsmetsa road and turn left after the Rebasemõisa bus stop and then right immediately. Drive to the parking area of the Rebasemõisa observation tower, which marks the start of the trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.744427
longitude: 26.417718
L-EST 97 x: 6402864.3 y: 643961.4