Valgesoo study trail (1,8 km)

The trail is usable, but the texts of the information boards are still being prepared.
Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. 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 circular 1.8 km study trail goes around Valgesoo bog. On the trail you can see typical bog vegetation, old forest, the so-called Baron's pine stand and the wood ant population at the edge of the forest. Driving on the trail with any vehicle is prohibited!
Phone+372 676 7122
E-mail info.kiidjarve@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesThere is room for up to 20 cars in the parking lot, the bus parking lot is located by the entrance road.
Amenities1.6 km of the trail is a 1.2 meter wide boardwalk, 200 m is a gravel covered trail, information stands on the trail. Next to the parking lot there is a campfire site and an observation tower.
Camping facilities Camping space for 5 tents (for 4) in Valgesoo bog campfire site.
Outdoor fireplace Covered fire pit with grill grate
Wheelchair accessibility The whole trail is accessible with wheelchair and pram, inva DC is next to the parking lot. 
Hiking options The trail is only for walking! Peraküla-Aegviidu-Ähijärve hiking route  passes the beginning of the trail and Valgesoo campfire site.
SightsValgesoo bog (354 ha), primeval forest, old pine plantations (“Baron’s pine forests”), National Goegraphic`s yellow window, observation tower  reconstructed in 2018-2019.
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
Restrictions The trail is situated in the Valgesoo Nature Reserve, information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationPõlva County, Põlva municipality, near Kiidjärve–Kärsa road. Object no 17 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive along Põlva–Reola road from Tartu towards Põlva (road no 61). 10 km before Põlva turn left at the Koorvere junction towards Kiidjärve. Continue 7 km along Akste–Häätaru road (Road no. 18138) and turn right onto the forest road at Valgesoo sign. Continue 150 m to the observation tower`s parking lot. The study trail starts by the information board.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.153267
longitude: 27.057250
L-EST 97 x: 6449907 y: 679944