Vanajõe valley study trail (1 km)

Reconstruction works will take place on the Vanajõe Valley study trail from 16.05 to 31.10.2024.
The work will take place in stages, according to how different conservation restrictions allow the work to be done.
During the reconstruction works, the stairs, landings and fences will be renewed. A new cover will be added to the walkways. The path will not be closed to visitors, but we will ask for  understanding attitude during the works.
Along the trail, the river has formed particularly enchanting curves, running deep through the valley. The trail takes the hiker high up to the valley slope and then back into the bottom to cross a river curve and listen to the sound of a rapid flow.
3 km from Puski to Emmaste, on Emmaste–Puski road.
Phone+372 676 7111
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesAt the start of the trail for 5 cars or a bus
AmenitiesThe trail starts on the parking area. The trail is 1 km in total, a shorter loop 0.4 km. There is a large information board and 5 smaller information stands along the trail, and an extra board introducing Tihu Nature Reserve next to the parking area. The trail has a campfire site and is marked with wooden arrow signs. The trail can be passed without getting feet wet, and takes about 0.5 hours to complete. The trail runs along the banks and slopes up to 6 m high above of the most beautiful river on the Hiiumaa Island.
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
SightsThe Vanajõgi River is a geologically fascinating cold-water river, offering stunning views to four sand outcrops. The river runs in total length through pristine bogs and forests without human settlements. The mixed forest rich in species, growing in the Vanajõe valley is a fine example of the impact of natural conditions on the biota of the forest. The European mink introduced in the Hiiumaa Island has found a favourable habitat here at the Vanajõgi River.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, mushrooms
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
RestrictionsThe trail is situated in Tihu Nature Reserve. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationJõesuu village, Hiiumaa municipality
Object no 32 on recreation area map
Driving directionsThe trail starts on Puski–Emmaste road (route 84). Drive 4 km from Puski to Emmaste, turn right at the campfire site sign. The trail starts at the campfire site. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.885132
longitude: 22.434758
L-EST 97 x: 6528462.7 y: 409719.3