Viru bog nature trail's observation tower (1300 m from the parking)

Harju County, Lahemaa National Park
Please use the new parking lot, which is located 700 meters from the old one towards Tallinn-Narva highway.
The observation tower is located 1300 m from the parking lot of the Viru bog study trail. The length of the trail is 3.5 km from one end of the bog to the other. Returning to the beginning of the trail along the forest road around the bog, the length of the circle is 5,7 km. The 11.4 m high tower offers a view of the beautiful bog landscape.
Phone +372 676 7010
+372 329 5555
Type of objectObservation Tower
Parking facilitiesParking for 91 cars (including 2 spaces for disabled), for 5 buses; bike racks
Amenities11,4 m high wooden observation tower with two platforms and a roof, boardwalk
Camping facilities Kalmeoja campfire site (300 m from the end of the trail)
Wheelchair accessibility The path to the tower 1,3 km is passable by a wheelchair with an assistant. The gravel road leading from the new parking lot to the marsh is not yet completely finished: we are letting the gravel pad compact before covering it with a finer fraction.
The observation towers first platform is accessible by wheelchair with assistance.
Dry toilet accessible with wheelchair in the beginning of the trail.
Hiking options Viru bog nature trail  is the part of Oandu-Aegviidu-Ikla hiking route
SightsViru bog is a small beautiful bog with many bog pools. You can learn about bog plants, insects and other small creatures with the help of information boards there. In the end of the trail is a restoration area of a former peat mining field with explanatory boards.
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
RestrictionsUp to 25 people can go to the upper platform of the tower at the same time. It is forbidden to go to the tower during thunderstorms.
The trail is situated in Lahemaa National Park, view the restrictions on visiting here. Additional information from the Environmental Board: +372 662 5999,
Location Kuusalu Municipality, Harju County
Object no.19 on the national park map
Driving directions The observation tower location marker on the map shows the location of the nature trail's parking lot. Drive 52 km on Tallinn–Narva road (Road no. E20), turn left (sign “Võsu 22, Loksa 15”), the parking area is to the right of the road. The trail starts from the parking area.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.468533
longitude: 25.654498
L-EST 97 x: 6593465 y: 593791