Sopa spring study trail (900 m)

Järva County, Endla Nature Reserv
The walk to Sopa spring and back is about 900 m long and takes about one hour. On the trail one can watch the grassland and drained peatland forest communities, the species living there, and the Sopa stream and spring, which is the deepest spring in Estonia.
Phone+372 676 7495
E-mailinfo.elistvere@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesRoadside parking
AmenitiesObservation platform around the spring, partly boardwalk, partly wood chip path, 2 information boards, 1 small bridge
Hiking options yes
SightsThe deepest spring in Estonia (4.8 m), Sopa grassland, Sopa stream, Sopa spring and protected orchid species.
Additional information Before going to nature, please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Restrictions Situated in Endla Nature Reserve.
Camping and making campfire is prohibited along this trail. For driving an off-road vehicle and organising a public event with more than 20 participants, a permit must be obtained from the protected area manager. Before going to nature, please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
LocationJärva municipality, Järva County
Object no 7 on recreation area map
Driving directionsOn Tallinn–Tartu road at Mäeküla junction turn towards Koeru (sign “Koeru 34 km”). Just before Koeru turn to the right (follow the sign “Norra-Oostriku allikad 7 km”). Drive 10.6 km. The trail starts at the edge of the Sopa grassland to the right of the road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.871294
longitude: 26.048027
L-EST 97 x: 618124 y: 6527582