Hinni canyon

Võru County, Haanja Nature Park
Hinni canyon is a ravine 15-20 m in depth. This majestic natural monument in Devonian sandstone is unique in Estonia for its depth. No other deep sandstone canyons are known. The canyon is about 200 m long, 6-10 m wide, narrowing quickly to 3 m. Uniqueness is added by the crisscross of fallen trees and a small cave with a spring. According to the lore, the spring water has a treating and rejuvenating effect. Boardwalk and stairs are provided to access to the narrow and steep canyon.
Phone+372 501 9564
E-mail info.pahni@rmk.ee
Type of objectRest Stop
Parking facilitiesGravel parking space for max 3 buses and 6 cars.
AmenitiesStairs, footbridges, boardwalks, railing, barrier, benches, 1-stall dry toilet, information boards.
Hiking options The canyon is on the Rõuge primeval valley hiking trail (10 km).
SightsNatural monument of Devonian sandstone, ravine, dry mixed forest, Rõuge primeval valley hiking trail (10 km), spring.
Additional information
RestrictionsCanyon is situated in Haanja Nature Park, about restrictions please read here. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee). Hinni Canyon is in private land.
FilesHinni Canyon brochure was published by Environmental Board in 2012. Download PDF
LocationNursi village, Rõuge municipality, Võru County. Object no 16 on the nature park map.
Driving directions1. Drive 8 km from Võru towards Valga (Road no. 67) and turn left towards Rõuge (follow the sign “Rõuge 8 km”). Drive 6.5 km to the signs “Hinni kanjon 3 km”, “Nursi 4,5 km”. Turn right and drive 3 km to the sign “Hinni kanjon 400 m”. Turn left and go to the parking area. There are signs directing to the object.                                                          
2. Drive 13 km from Võru towards Valga (Road no. 67) to Nursi. Find the sign “Rõuge 5 km” directing to the left. Follow the sign and drive 1.5 km to the sign “Hinni kanjon 400 m”. Turn right and drive to the parking space.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.76521
longitude: 26.87915
L-EST 97 x: 6406263.8 y: 671333.6