Meenikunno hiking trail (5.8 km)

The forest side of the hiking trail is difficult to pass due to the high water, and high rubber boots are definitely needed. Hikers with children are advised to follow the boardwalk.
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 5.8 km circular hiking trail runs on 2.4 km boardwalk and 3.4 km forest path. There are 13 information points introducing the bog and forest along the trail. There is an observation tower on the Liipsaare end of the hiking trail. It is a fascinating trail for nature enthusiasts—hikers, berry-pickers, bird-watchers, etc.
Phone+372 676 7122
E-mail info.kiidjarve@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking in Liipsaare or Päikeseloojangu parking areas.
AmenitiesThere are 13 information points introducing the bog and forest along the trail. There is an observation tower on the Liipsaare end of the hiking trail.
Outdoor fireplace Outdoor fireplace
Wheelchair accessibility The trail is accessible by wheelchair (also with pram) ca 1,1 kilometres (from the Päikeseloojangu rental hut).
Hiking options by walking
Accommodation yes
Sleeps (no. of people)Liipsaare forest hut for 4 people.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, cowberries, cranberries, mushrooms
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
RestrictionsThe hiking trail is situated in the Meenikunno Landscape Protection Area, information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
FilesA brochure of the Landscape Protection Area was issued by Environmental Board.
Download PDF.
LocationRäpina municipality, Põlva County. Object no 25 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive 15 km from Räpina towards Võru, turn left towards Värska. Drive 3.8 km and turn right towards Meenikunno Landscape Protection Area. Drive another 5.5 km and turn right. Drive about 1.5 km to the parking area, where the sign “Liipsaare” points to the right. The start of the hiking trail is about 500 m away.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 57.932105
longitude: 27.310046
L-EST 97 x: 6426011 y: 696026