Beaver trail (1 km)

Lääne-Viru County, Lahemaa National Park
Oandu Beaver trail is a kilometre from Oandu towards Altja. Introducing the Altja river valley and its biota, the trail runs along the high slopes of the esker, where scenic views open on the river rapids. The most important inhabitants here are the beavers who have also given the name to the trail. Despite the people on the trail, beavers have always built dams on the Altja river, as the primeval valley offers them perfect conditions for that. The beavers are very shy animals, and you can hardly ever see them. In addition to the beaver dams on the riverbanks, you will also see pointed stumps and felled logs here, and sliding tracks ending in the Altja river.
Phone+372 676 7010
+372 329 5555
E-mail info.oandu@rmk.ee
info.lahemaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 1 bus or 5 cars
AmenitiesInformation boards, stairs, boardwalk, benches, DC, waste bin
Camping facilities Oandu campsite (1,5 km)
Hiking options yes
SightsTraces of beaver activity—beaver dams, lodges constructed along the riverbank and felled trees—can be seen in the deep river valley.
Additional information Before going to the nature please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
Restrictions The trail is situated in Lahemaa National Park, view the restrictions on visiting here. Additional information from the Environmental Board: +372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee.
LocationHaljala Municipality, Lääne-Viru County
Object no. 4 on the national park map
Driving directionsDrive 73 km from Tallinn towards Narva (E20), turn Võsu, Palmse direction and drive 6.5 km to Palmse village, turn right (at the sign 6 km to Sagadi). Drive on Palmse–Sagadi road, cross Rakvere–Haljala road (sign 2.5 km to Sagadi manor) and arrive at Sagadi Manor. Turn left (at the sign 5 km to the Altja fishing village), drive 4 km on Sagadi–Altja road, pass Oandu campsite, the parking area of Oandu nature trail and the trailhead of Kõrve trail to the parking area at the right side of the road. The trail starts with a trailhead “Koprarada”(Beaver trail).  
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.571846
longitude: 26.111830
L-EST 97 x: 6605698 y: 619347