Kütioru hiking trail (9.6 km)

Võru County, Haanja Nature Park
The 9.6 km trail starts at the parking area near Kütioru Alpine Skiing Centre. The trail is varied and the terrain is quite steep and difficult. This is why you should allow 4-5 hours to go through this trail. The trail has been prepared so that the hiker gets the best possible overview of Estonia’s largest and mightiest primeval valley – the Kütiorg, with former mill sites and other objects of cultural heritage. In the forests on the slopes of the Kütiorg valley there are spruce forests that are more than a century old and extraordinarily big and tall aspens.
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Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking area at Kütioru Alpine Skiing Centre and parking space at the Ilmamägi hill.
AmenitiesThe trail starts at Kütioru skiing centre and is equipped with wooden signs and information boards introducing nature and heritage. The trail is intended for walking and cycling.
Hiking options walking, by bicycle
SightsEstonia’s largest and mightiest primeval valley, gullies, former mill sites, working flour mill, ancient sacrificial site.
Additional informationParking area at Kütioru Alpine Skiing Centre is kept clear of snow. Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsThe trail is situated in Haanja Nature Park, about restrictions please read here. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
FilesKütioru hiking trail brochure was published by Environmental Board in 2008. Download PDF.
LocationVõru municipality, Võru County. Object no 8 on the nature park map.
Driving directionsDrive towards Luhamaa from Võru (Road no. 2, E263), at the Tootsi bus stop turn left, follow the sign “Kütioru matkarada 3 km”. The same road also takes you to Kütioru Alpine Skiing Centre. Go along the asphalt road, which later turns into gravel road (2.6 km), to the buildings of the skiing centre. There is also a parking area and the map of the hiking trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.78751
longitude: 27.14706
L-EST 97 x: 6409457.1 y: 687134.7