Saarjõe study trail (8 km)

Järva County, Sakala Recreation Area
As is typical of an old natural forest, trees and other obstacles can fall on the trail and enliven the hike. The trail is suitable for experienced hikers.
The 8 km loop trail offers views of the varied natural landscape on the scenic banks of the Saarjõgi River. The trail provides a pastime for hikers who are not in a hurry to leave. The forest, quite wild-looking in places, and the secret tunnels made in the bank by beavers make the trail exciting and mysterious. The trail is marked with blue paint on trees. Please note that depending on the season of the year, some parts of the trail may be wet.
Phone+372 526 1924
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesSaeveski parking area and Metsavenna campfire site.
AmenitiesThere are several information boards along the trail, introducing objects
Camping facilities Camping is possible at Metsavenna campfire site and Saeveski forest hut.
Hiking options yes
SightsThe trail largely follows the route of the river Saarjõgi with its valley, which in places is 5 m deep and 40-50 m wide. Varied landscape, different forest communities and cultural heritage objects. Along the trail there are the dunes of the onetime Baltic Ice Lake, popularly known as Kabelimägi hills.
Additional information The hiking trail is not kept clear of snow.
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 in Saarjõe Landscape Protection Area. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (, phone +372 662 5999).
LocationRassi village, Türi municipality, Järva county
Object no 5 on the recreation area map
Driving directionsOn Imavere–Viljandi road, 31 km from Imavere turn towards Vändra and drive 11.3 km to the sign “Jälevere 4 km”. Follow the sign to the right and drive 9 km through Jälevere to the centre of Tõrvaaugu village, where the sign “Türi 23 km” directs to the left. Drive towards Türi to the Rassi bus stop (about 2.6 km) and the sign “Saeveski metsaonn” on the left. Follow the sign for about 4.4 km, then turn right (follow the sign “Saeveski metsaonn”). Drive about 400 m across the bridge and you’ll arrive at the parking area of Saeveski forest hut. When approaching from the direction of Türi, follow the sign “Rassi 19 km”. At the Rassi bus stop turn right towards Saeveski. When coming from the direction of Vändra, drive about 22 km along Vändra–Suure-Jaani road and then turn left towards Saeveski forest hut. Drive 4.6 km and turn right, drive 2.5 km to the road fork, keep right and continue ahead for 0.4 km. The study trail starts at the campfire site near the forest hut.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.634418
longitude: 25.285768
L-EST 97 x: 6500111 y: 574672