Elva river primeval valley hiking trail (15 km)

The trail starts and ends in a small parking pocket before reaching the Tartu County Recreational Sports Centre near Elva. The trail runs along forest roads and trails of the primeval valley of the Elva River, where you can see several lakes, streams and sandstone outcrops. The trail is indicated with RMK signposts and white-red-white markings on trees.
Phone+372 676 7122
E-mail info.kiidjarve@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking pocket on the left side of the road before reaching the Tartu County Recreational Sports Center. It is also possible to park in the parking lot of the center.
AmenitiesThe trail is indicated with RMK signs, there are information boards introducing the trail, several campfire and campsites are on the way, Viti observation tower
Camping facilities Illi campsite, Jõeharu campsite, Lake Umbjärv campfire site, Viti campfire site, Primeval valley campfire site
Campfire site Illi campsite, Jõeharu campsite, Lake Umbjärv campfire site, Viti campfire site, Primeval valley campfire site
Hiking options On foot. The trail is not fully accessible by bicycle.
SightsThe primeval valley and sand outcrops of Elva River with streams flowing into it, the Vitipalu kames, several larger and smaller lakes, beautiful forests.
Berries and mushroomsBlueberries, mushrooms
Additional information Before going to nature please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Guided trips in the area offers foundation  Vapramäe-Vellavere-Vitipalu SA.
Rules of conduct when the track overlaps with the Tartu Marathon track:
• On the days of the Tartu Marathon events, the sections of the marathon track are closed for public use, as dangerous situations may arise.
• During the winter (snowy) period, we ask the hiker to move on the right side of the trail. It is forbidden to walk on the ski slope!
Restrictions Campsite is situated in Elva Landscape Reserve. For additional information about restrictions contact the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
FilesMap of the trail
LocationUdema village, Elva municipality, Tartu County
Driving directionsFrom Elva to Tartu County Recreational Sports Center
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.206709
longitude: 26.425579
L-EST 97 x: 6454335,54 y: 642567,83