Luhasoo study trail (5 km)

Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. The need for firewood in our campsites is very high during the summer, therefore firewood may be out. To avoid disappointment, please take firewood or barbecue coals with you when traveling by car. Do not leave a burning fire unattended! When using a charcoal grill, pour the coals on the fireplace, not under the forest. Extinguish the fire properly, when leaving.
Luhasoo, the only mire protection area in Võru County, is interesting because all the stages of bog formation can be seen here from fens to raised bogs. The study trail in Luhasoo is 5 km long; in its wet parts in the fen and bog there is a boardwalk. The trail passes by a bog lake and leads to a mineral soil island with a nice forest hut on it. Interesting information about wildlife is available on information boards in Estonian and English.
Phone+372 501 9564
E-mail info.pahni@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesAvailable
Amenities12 information boards, 2 fire rings with barbecue grill, picnic site with shelter, 2 dry toilets, hut with fireplace.
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill.
Hiking options by walking
Accommodation yes
Sleeps (no. of people)Hut for 4 people.
SightsDifferent mire communities (fen, transitional mire and bog communities), the fauna and history of the area.
Berries and mushroomsCranberries, bilberries, mushrooms
Additional information
RestrictionsThe study trail is in Luhasoo Landscape Protection Area. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationRõuge municipality, Võrumaa, the area bordering on the Pärlijõgi River and Latvia. Object no 27 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsOn Võru–Rõuge–Vastse-Roosa road, 22 km from Võru, turn left after the Pärlijõe bus stop (follow the sign “Luhasoo maastikukaitsala”) and after 4.4 km turn left again (follow the sign “Luhasoo õpperada”). After 400 m turn right to the parking area of Luhasoo study trail. The trail starts at the parking area.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.640603
longitude: 26.887318
L-EST 97 x: 6392417.6 y: 672411