Rebastemäe study trail (1.5 km)

The trail is situated in the oldest and highest place in the entire western Estonia, on the Kõpu peninsula. Scenic views over the forests and the sea open up from observation towers on the hills of Kaplimägi, the second highest peak (63.5 m) on the Hiiumaa Island, and Rebastemägi.
Phone+372 676 7111
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesThe start of the trail is accessible by any form of transportation. Parking on the state road, in designated parking spaces.
Amenities8 small information boards in Estonian and English throughout the trail, a large information board introducing the nature reserve at the start of the trail. The trail is marked by wooden arrow signs and blue marking ribbons. There are several steps along the trail and 2 observation platforms.
Hiking options yes
SightsThe hiker is greeted by heath pine forest, under-terrace nemoral forest of rich biodiversity, a natural old spruce grove with storm damage. The trail is situated in the oldest and highest area in the entire western Estonia, on the Kõpu peninsula, which only 8,000 years ago was a tiny islet of one square kilometre in the middle of the open sea. In the spruce grove you can find an evergreen subshrub, Linnaea borealis, commonly known as twinflower. On Kaplimägi, the second highest peak (63.5 m) on Hiiumaa Island, you can get acquainted with popular lore about the local chapel.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, mushrooms
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
RestrictionsThe trail is situated in Kõpu Nature Reserve. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,  
LocationKõpu village, Hiiumaa municipality
Object no 31 on recreation area map
Driving directionsDrive 3.4 km from Kiduspä crossroads along Puski–Kõpu–Ristna road towards Kalana. The trail starts at the right side of the Puski–Kõpu–Ristna road. Follow the signs marking the trail. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.91816
longitude: 22.24028
L-EST 97 x: 6532328.8 y: 398637.1