Kirna study trail (6.8 km)

Jõgeva County, Alam-Pedja Nature Reserve
  • During September the trail is VERY wet especially at the first kilometer (see picture 1). The section of the trail will be arranged by the nature conservation works according to the possibilities.
  • The study trail is partly under the water!
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
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 informationDuring high water the study trail is impassable. On the trail gun shots can be heard – this is because of the shooting practice of the Defence League.
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,
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