Männikjärve bog study trail (7.3 km)

Jõgeva County, Endla Nature Reserve
  • Follow the indication in the nature as Tooma Horse Farm`s territory is closed.
  • On rainy days, some parts of the trail may be muddy.
Dear visitor! There is fire hazard in Ida-Virumaa, Lääne-Virumaa, Jõgeva, Tartu and Pärnu County. It is forbidden to make open fire, even with your own gas burner equipment etc, smoking, use of motor vehicle out of roads. Follow the Rescue Board's website and the Weather Service's fire hazard map.
The trail starts and ends at Tooma. On average, it takes 2 hours to walk the trail. The entire 210-hectare Lake Männikjärv bog is visible from the 7-metre observation tower built at the study trail. There are more than 120 pools located in a curve around the paludification centres of Lake Männikjärv bog.
Phone+372 676 7495
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 10 cars and 2 buses in the centre of Tooma.
Amenities1.3 km boardwalk, 7 m observation tower, 13 information boards, 2-stall toilet, 5 bridges, the trail is marked with blue spots on the trees.
Hiking options yes
SightsLake Männikjärv bog with all the species who are living there. The historical Tooma village, in which mire research in Estonia started in 1910. Since 1950 meteorological observations have been conducted and also the movement of water in the bog has been monitored here.
Additional informationDuring high water periods some sections of the trail can be impassable. Making campfire and camping along the trail is prohibited. 
Before going to nature, please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Restrictions Situated in Endla Nature Reserve.
For going on Lake Männikjärv, organising public events with more than 20 participants, and driving an off-road vehicle, a permit must be obtained from protected area manager. Additional information from the Environmental Board: +372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee. 
LocationJõgeva Municipality, Jõgeva County
Object no 1 on recreation area map
Driving directionsThe distance to Tooma from Tallinn is 143 km (along the Piibe road 136 km), from Tartu 72 km, from Rakvere 61 km, from Jõgeva 21 km.
When coming from Tallinn, drive along Tallinn–Tartu road, turn left at Mäeküla towards Koeru, drive through Koeru and turn towards Tartu at Kapu junction. On Tartu–Rakvere road (66 km from Tartu, about 3 km from Vägeva towards Jõgeva) a brown sign directs you to Endla Nature Reserve. Turn right on the hill (follow the sign to the parking area) and drive ca 400 m to the parking area at the centre of Endla Nature Reserve. Follow RMK signs to the study trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.875922
longitude: 26.27165
L-EST 97 x: 631000 y: 6528513