Soontaga hiking trail (2.9 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.
The hiking trail introduces typical South-Estonian mixed forests, plants and the flooded meadows of the Väike-Emajõgi River.  
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 20 cars at Soontaga campsite, where the trail starts and ends.
AmenitiesInformation boards, indication, two bridges
Camping facilities In the Soontaga campsite for 50 tents (for 4).
Outdoor fireplace 3 outdoor fireplaces.
Berries and mushroomsMushrooms
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
The trail is situated in the Soontaga Nature Reserve, information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationOn the shore of Lake Saeveski, in Tõrva municipality, Valga County. Object no 41 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsSoontaga hiking trail starts at Soontaga campsite. On Võru–Kuigatsi–Tõrva road, 3 km from the Jõhvi–Tartu–Valga road junction, turn right onto the small gravel road (follow the sign “RMK Soontaga telkimisala”), drive about 3 km and turn left (sign “RMK Soontaga telkimisala”). After about 1 km you’ll arrive at the campsite, where the hiking trail starts.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.021916
longitude: 26.067585
L-EST 97 x: 6433059 y: 622168