Salevere hiking trail (1.5 km)

Pärnu County, Matsalu National Park
The 1.5 km trail runs along the ridge rising a dozen metres above the surrounding ground level. The ridge is covered with alvar forest rich in different species, the cliff towers above a nemoral forest, which is quite a rare forest type in Estonia. The trail starts on an alvar with juniper bushes, in the middle part offers you a detour to the ridge of a prehistoric defence structure, and at the end a chance to drink refreshing natural spring water.
Phone+372 472 4236
E-mailinfo.matsalu@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 10 cars on roadside patch of grass, for tour buses at roadside.
AmenitiesThe trail starts on a recreation site, which has a picnic table with shelter, dry toilet, information boards with maps of the trail and the area. The trail runs along a surface path and is well visible on the landscape. Beneath the cliff there is a 120 m long boardwalk and 30 m and 13 m stairs going up and down. The trail passes the Midsummer bonfire site of the Salumäe Society which maintains the trail, but this is not an official campfire site. There is a bench at the end of the trail and another at the bonfire site, and a waste bin.
Hiking options yes
SightsSalumägi hill in Salevere, Silma spring, ridge of a prehistoric defence structure, nemoral forest beneath and alvar forest on the cliff.
Additional information Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
RestrictionsMatsalu National Park, limited management zone. Before your visit, please get acquainted with valid nature conservation rules of Matsalu National Park. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationSalevere village, Lääneranna municipality, Pärnu County
Object no 1 on the national park map
Driving directionsDrive 56 km on Risti–Virtsu road (Road no. 10) to Ridase, turn left towards Salevere. Drive 9 km on gravel road to Salevere village, pass the two-storey residential houses and arrive at the parking area and recreation site, which also mark the start of the hiking trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.690320
longitude: 23.580652
L-EST 97 x: 6505698 y: 475684