Padakõrve hiking trail (3.6 km)

To complete the trail, only gravel roads can be used.
Make a fire only in a place prepared and marked for it. The need for firewood in our campsites is very high during the summer, therefore firewood may be out. 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 hiking trail runs along a gravel road in the forest, introducing the life of ants. Visitors can go along the gravel road only. At the roadside there are information boards and certain boards and signs at the ant hills. The trail can also be completed by a vehicle.
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesAt the start of the trail near the fire water reservoir.
Amenities2 large protection area information boards, 4 interest point boards, explanatory signs.
Hiking options walking, by bicycle, by car
SightsPopulation of Formica aquilonia wood ants.
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 located in Padakõrve Nature Reserve. Camping and making campfire and walking aside of the roads and paths is not allowed. To organise public events with more than 10 participants and driving ATVs, a written permission must be obtained from the protected area manager (the Environmental Board +372 662 5999;
LocationPeipsiääre municipality, Tartu County. Object no 51 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsOn Jõhvi-Tartu-Valga Road (No. 3), drive 8 km from Tartu towards Jõhvi, turn right at Aovere and drive 14.5 km towards Kallaste. In Kusma village turn left (sign "Välgi 12") and drive 7 km to the intersection, and turn right there. Then drive 4.5 km straight on up to the protection area information board, which marks the start of the trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.584869
longitude: 27.042325
L-EST 97 x: 6497888 y: 676886