Roiupalu study trail (2.5 km)

The beginning and end of the hiking trail are on private land, please respect the rights of landowners!
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 Linapatch on the slopes of the Ahja river valley, a spruce tree with atypical bark ("cork spruce") and the record-breaking pine-tree.
The trail is only for walking!
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for max 10 cars in Kiidjärve visitor centres parking area.
AmenitiesInformation boards (in Estonian-English) along the study trail, dry toilet at the parking area. The study trail map is available at the Visitor Centre.
Hiking options The trail is only for walking! 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).
The parking area is kept clear of snow; no snow removal on the trail.
RestrictionsThe trail is located in the Ahja River Valley Landscape Protection Area. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
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). 0,6 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 Visitor 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