Kurtna hiking trail (9 km)

During the time of a risk of a forest fire in Estonia: • You can make fire only in designated places. • You can make fire only with a wind up to 5 m/s. • Watch out your fire!
The hiking trail is in Kurtna landscape reserve and starts in the parking area of the campfire site by Lake Martiska. Unique on this hiking trail are the numerous lakes that are located close to one another, and the possibility to see very different lake types, enjoy the beauty of the bog and the mosaic pattern of the terrain and vegetation.
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Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking at Lake Martiska parking area for about 5 cars
AmenitiesAlong the trails there are altogether 12 points of interest, 4 campfire sites, map, 2 dry toilets, partly boardwalk.
Camping facilities yes
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
SightsThe various terrains and forest growth types of the Kurtna lake group, Pannjärve sand mine
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, wild strawberries, chanterelles, milk-caps
Winter accessibilityThe trail is accessible on skis and snowshoes. You park at Pannjärve Health and Sports Centre.
Additional informationThe trail passes the shores of 11 lakes; swimming and fishing.
RestrictionsKurtna Landscape Reserve was established in 1987 on 2,557 hectares to protect the Kurtna lake group and Kurtna kames.
According to the nature conservation rules, motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited outside roads and paths. Campfires can be made only in designated sites.
LocationKurtna lakes, Illuka municipality. Object no. 1 on recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive 17 km on Jõhvi–Vasknarva road, turn left (at the sign to Niinsaare Recreation Centre). Before the ditch where the road branches, turn left onto the gravel road (signs Niinsaare and RMK hiking trail) and drive about 1.5 km to the parking area of Niinsaare Recreation Centre. The trail starts about 20 m before the parking area and proceeds towards the lake. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.2641
longitude: 27.5707
L-EST 97 x: 703553.7 y: 6575013.9