Roiupalu study trail (2.5 km)

This 2.5 km trail introducing the wildlife of South Estonia offers many good emotions to visitors. A good place to spend an active afternoon. In this trail you can see a surprising number of sights that are characteristic to the whole of South Estonia: the twisting Hatiku stream, views down on the Ahja river, the only patch of marsh at Lake Linajärv on the slopes of the Ahja river valley, a spruce tree with atypical bark ("cork spruce") and the record-breaking pine-tree.
Phone+372 676 7122
E-mail info.kiidjarve@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for max 10 cars in Kiidjärve visitor centres parking area.
AmenitiesInformation boards along the study trail, dry toilet at the parking area
Campfire site Fire ring with a grill.
Hiking options Kiidjärve-Taevaskoja-Kiidjärve hiking trail (11,8 km) is the part of Roiupalu study trail.
SightsSõnajalamägi hill, Palanumägi hill, Linasoo bog, Kunnimägi hill, spruce with atypical bark (Picea abies f. Tuberculata), the tallest pine tree, sacrificial rock, Hatiku stream, Ahja River.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, mushrooms
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsThe trail is located in the Ahja River Valley Landscape Protection Area. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 799 0900, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationPõlva County, Põlva municipality, Kiidjärve. Object no 12 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive along Põlva–Reola road from Tartu towards Põlva. 10 km before Põlva turn left at the Koorvere junction towards Kiidjärve. Continue 4 km along Akste–Häätaru road (Road no. 18138). 1 km after the Kiidjärve Park bus stop there is a large parking area to the left of the road. This is the parking area of RMK Kiidjärve Nature Centre/information point. Take the path on the opposite side of the road by the river.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.138947
longitude: 27.020814
L-EST 97 x: 6448216 y: 677872