Kuuraniidu study trail (1,8 km)

Viljandi County, Soomaa National Park
The Kildu-Tõramaa road (23 kilometers) leading to the object of visit is in bad condition in the spring and difficult for vehicles to pass.
The boardwalk goes through ancient drained peatland forest and back to the starting point. The attractions of the trail are the enormous mighty aspens, which have weathered storms and time. There is a campfire site and camping area at the beginning of the trail. The Kuuraniidu forest has been formed from swamp forest as a result of drainage. The forest can be dangerous in strong winds due to falling trees!
Phone+372 526 1924
E-mail info.soomaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area for 6 cars.
AmenitiesObservation tower, recreation sites, dry toilet, firewood shelter, information boards, fire ring with barbecue grill
Camping facilities The maximum number of tents (for 4) allowed is 5.
Campfire site Fire ring with barbecue grill
Hiking options by walking
SightsDrained peatland forest, windthrow.
Additional information
RestrictionsIn the territory of the National Park certain restrictions. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationSandra village, Põhja-Sakala municipality, Viljandi County. Object no 6 on the national park map.
Driving directionsWhen coming from Tallinn–Tori, drive along the Kõpu–Jõesuu road up to the junction at 24 km and turn towards Kildu. Drive 9.1 km to the sign marking the Kuuraniidu parking area and start of the hiking trail.
When coming from the direction of Viljandi–Suure-Jaani–Vändra, drive from Kildu village 15.6 km towards Soomaa National Park to the sign marking the Kuuraniidu parking area and start of the hiking trail.
Attention! In winter and during floods the road may not be easily passable by car.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.452496
longitude: 25.168456
L-EST 97 x: 6479727 y: 568212.8