Kirna study trail (6.8 km)

Jõgeva County, Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve
  • In case of melting snow or heavy rain, be prepared for extremes, it is difficult to cross several sections of the trail, in some places the trail may be under water. Even in drier conditions, it is not a "white shoe trail".
  • Several bridges on the track are waiting to be upgraded, be careful, please.
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.
Kirna study trail gives an excellent opportunity to get familiar with the meadows and floodplain forest of the Pedja river. To get a better overview of the flood meadows and the river, an observation tower has been built at Altmetsa farmstead. Further on the trail there is a suspension bridge across the river.
Phone+372 676 7122
E-mail info.kiidjarve@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking area for 8 cars before the bridge over the Pedja River.
AmenitiesRMK Altmetsa and Pedja River campfire sites, parking area, 15 information boards, 10 bridges, 1 suspension bridge.
Camping facilities At the Pedja River and Altmetsa campfire sites.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill in the Pedja River and Altmetsa campfire sites.
Hiking options by walking
SightsPedja River, flooded areas, floodplain forest and wooded meadow. The majestic oak tree Musutamm stands on the right bank of the Pedja River. In several places signs of wild boar and beaver activity can be seen.
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.
  • On the trail you can hear the gunshots accompanying the shooting exercises of the Defense League.
  • The access roads to the meadows intersect with the study trail in several places, please follow the indication of the trail.
Cattle also help to maintain the meadows, please keep a safe distance from electric shepherds!
Restrictions The study trail is situated in Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve, view the restrictions on visiting here. Camping and making campfire are only allowed in prepared and marked places. Further information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationPõltsamaa municipality, Jõgeva County. Object no 3 on the nature reserve map.
Driving directionsDrive along the Tartu-Tallinn road, 30 km from Tartu, turn left in Puurmani towards Jüriküla (there are 2 signs under the bridge – “Kirna 5” and “Jüriküla keskus”) and drive 5 km. Before the bridge over the Pedja River, there is a parking area and information board. The study trail starts here.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.544423
longitude: 26.237857
L-EST 97 x: 6491545.1 y: 630283.7