Suitsu hiking trail (1,3km)

Pärnu County, Matsalu National Park
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.
This is 1,3 km long surface road, which runs in parallel with the flood meadow of the Suitsu River. The trail is well worth hiking in early spring, early in the morning or late in the evening, when the animals and birds are the most active.
Phone +372 472 4236
E-mailinfo.matsalu@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking near Suitsu recreation site, about 200 m from the start of the trail, for 8 cars or 2 buses.
Amenities1,3 km long surface road. There is 1 information stand along the trail.
Hiking options yes
SightsMatsalu forest, floodplain meadow, reed beds, Suitsu River, old fishing huts, Suitsu observation tower.
Additional information
RestrictionsMatsalu National Park, Matsalu forest special 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 (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationKirikuküla village, Lääneranna municipality, Pärnu County
Object no 4 on the national park map
Driving directionsDrive 43 km from Risti to Virtsu (Road no. 10), turn right towards Penijõe. Drive 1 km and turn left towards Kirikuküla village (at the sign pointing 5.5 km to the Suitsu observation tower). Drive on the gravel road to the parking space on the bank of the Suitsu River. A surface road takes you to the Suitsu river and this marks the start of the hiking trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.723178
longitude: 23.746772
L-EST 97 x: 6509309 y: 485330