Jalase nature trail (2 km)

Rapla County, Jalase Landscape Reserve
  • Access to the boardwalk is only through the beginning of the Jalase nature trail. It is forbidden to drive a car to the starting point of the boardwalk!
  • Camping and making a fire is not allowed by the lake and on the nature trail.
  • In wet weather the boardwalk is slippery!
Jalase landscape reserve aims to protect mire, alvar and forest communities, protected species, geological objects and the unique village landscape of Jalase. There are three western capercaillie courting grounds in the reserve area.
Jalase nature trail starts at the rest stop on Jalase-Ohukotsu road. At first the trail goes for 1 km through the varied forests of Arbumetsa Special Management Zone, then 300 metres along the edge of a field to the start of the 0.7 km boardwalk. The boardwalk runs in Sõbessoo Special Management Zone and leads the visitor to Lake Sõbessoo aka Lake Jalase. From the lake, hikers are recommended to take the same route back to the start.
Phone+37 2676 7842
Type of objectHiking trail
Amenities750 m of boardwalk, 1280 m of trail
Hiking options yes
SightsLake Sõbessoo, Lipstu moor
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
Located in Jalase Landscape Reserve.
Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationJalase village, Rapla municipality, Rapla County
Driving directionsFrom Tallinn:
Drive to Rapla. Drive bu Rapla-Märjamaa road for 9 km then turn towards Jalase. Drive for 3.5 km until you reach Jalase village then turn right and drive by the forest road for 2.2 km.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.974548
longitude: 24.598504
L-EST 97 x: 6537434.2 y: 534422.3