Lake Pühajärv hiking trail (14 km)

Valga County, Otepää Nature Park
Lake Pühajärv hiking trail is a 14 km trail designed for walkers. This hiking trail offers the best way to get familiar with Lake Pühajärv and its surrounds. Natural objects near the trail: Lake Pühajärv, Armuallikas (the Spring of Love), head of the Väike-Emajõgi river, Koolirand, Murrumets, Pühajärve War Oak and oak stand.
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking in the parking area of the Otepää office of the Environmental Board or in the parking area of Pühajärve beach.
AmenitiesThere are 8 information boards and an observation platform. Boardwalk, bridges and stairs facilitate the hike. On the western coast of the lake in Angunina2 there is an outdoor fireplace,a picnic table and a shelter.
Camping facilities In Kiigemäe campfire site camping for 30 tents (for 4) and in Kooliranna campfire site for 10 tents (for 4)
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options In the southern part the trail crosses Lake Pühajärv sensation trail and by SPA Murrumetsa hiking trail
SightsLake Pühajärv hiking trail invites you to discover the surroundings of one of Estonia’s most unique and beautiful lakes. Lake Pühajärv, Kolga farms, Love spring, Hobustemägi (“horses’ hill”), the source of the Väike-Emajõgi River, Murrumets forest, Pühajärve Sõjatamm (“war oak”).
Additional information
RestrictionsAbout restrictions please read here. Further information can be obtained from the Environmental Board (, +372 662 5999).
FilesThe brochure introducing the trail was issued by the Environmental Board. Download PDF file here.
LocationThe trail is situated in the Pühajärve village, Otepää municipality and runs around Lake Pühajärv.
Driving directionsIn Otepää, at the junction with traffic lights, choose Otepää–Kääriku–Kurevere road (Road no. 23195) and drive 1.6 km towards Lake Pühajärv. Then turn left (at the sign “Nuustaku pubi ‘Valge Kroon’”) and drive 0.9 km on Kolga road to the parking area by the left side of the road. The hiking trail starts on the right side, at the road leading to the beach of Lake Pühajärv. The trail leads along Poslovitsa–Pühajärve road towards Poslovitsa. Follow the trail signs.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.042225
longitude: 26.474230
L-EST 97 x: 6436132.7 y: 646101.7