Viitna nature study trail (7 km)

Lääne-Viru County, Viitna Landscape Protection Area
The trails introduce the various glacial landforms and lakes of different trophicity between kames. Walking along the Viitna trail you can enjoy wonderful views of the "Lake Hills" - eskers and forests. 
The 7 km long study trail starts on the northern shore of Viitna Pikkjärv, takes you to all three lakes and introduces the formations of the ice age, and the forest growing there. The study trail has 27 points of interest. The trail is marked by white marks on trees with a green stripe in the center. Caution! In rainy weather, the steep slopes  and the boardwalk along Lake Nabudi are slippery.
It is also possible to do only a circle around Pikkjärv - the length of the hike is 2.5 km.
Phone+372 329 5555
+372 676 7010
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 25 cars or 4 buses at the northeast corner of Lake Pikkjärv (Viitna Suurjärv), on the opposite side of the road
Amenities3 big and 28 small information boards, partly boardwalk, sight platform, bridge, 2 dry toilets including inva DC in the parking lot, 4 waste bins
Camping facilities Camping and campfire on Oandu campsite (20km) and Võsu campsite (17 km).
Hiking options 7 km, You can limit the hike and walk just around Lake Pikkjärv (2.5 km).
SightsVarious glacial landforms, lakes
Additional information
RestrictionsThe nature trail is situated in Viitna Landscape Protection Area.
Motorised and off-road (incl. ATVs and snowmobiles) traffic is forbidden outside public roads. Camping and making campfire is not allowed in the protected area.  Fishing is permitted only in Lake Linajärv. Underwater sports are also prohibited in Lake Pikkjärv in Viitna. Motorised water vehicles are prohibited on all lakes of the nature reserve.
More information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board, +372 662 5999.
LocationViitna, Kadrina Municipality, Lääne-Viru County Object no. 30 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 73 km from Tallinn to Narva (Road no. E20), at Viitna turn right towards Kadrina. Drive 1 km until you see the information board of Viitna Landscape Reserve. Turn to the parking area at the opposite side of the road. The trail markings start from the parking area.
Viitna can also be reached by public transport, it is 1 km from the Viitna bus stop to the start of the trail. From the stop, go a bit towards Narva and then turn right onto Kadrina Road. After 1 km, turn from the information board to the track.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.447440
longitude: 26.013848
L-EST 97 x: 614227 y: 6591674