Audaku study trail (2.8 km)

Viidumäe Nature Reserve is located in the western part of Saaremaa, in the vicinity of the ancient Antsülusjärve escarpment. This is the oldest and highest part of the Saaremaa island, with its top height 59 metres over the sea level. On the escarpment a number of biotopes characteristic of western Saaremaa can be found. The hiking trail starts and ends at the parking area near the office of Viidumäe Nature Reserve.
Phone +372 454 6880,  +372 527 7421
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 5 cars and a tour bus at the start of the trail
AmenitiesThe trail passes the plant communities and forest types characteristic of western Saaremaa uplands. You can cross the rich fen area on boardwalk, there is a large information board near the restored wooded grassland.
SightsThe trail passes the communities characteristic of western Saaremaa uplands—several forest types, rich fen, restored wooded grassland.
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 Viidumäe Nature Reserve.
Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationSaaremaa municipality
Object no 15 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 73 km on Kuivastu–Kuressaare road, turn right onto the Kuressaare roundabout and drive 2.8 km to the next roundabout, exit towards Kihelkonna. Drive 12.6 km on Kuressaare–Kihelkonna–Veere road and turn left onto Käesla–Karala–Loona road. Drive 8.9 km and turn right, following the sign to Viidumäe Nature Reserve Centre. Drive 2.3 km on gravel road and turn right to the small parking area which marks the start of two trails introducing Viidumäe Nature Reserve—the Audaku hiking trail and the Viidumäe study trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.297766
longitude: 22.097812
L-EST 97 x: 6463481 y: 388474