Ristna study trail (1.5 km)

The study trail begins from the yard of Rista Visitor Centre and takes you on a discovery to and old-growth forest full of forestry heritage. It might feel as if you've entered a different world as you pass by this pine forest of dignified age.
The trail is marked with wooden signs,  takes 30 to 50 minutes to complete.
Before starting your discovery we advise you to stop at the Ristna Visitor Centre. You might get some valuable tips.
Phone+372 676 7111
E-mail info.ristna@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 10 cars or 2 tour buses in parking area of Ristna Visitor Centre
Amenities7 information boards
Camping facilities yes
Outdoor fireplace yes
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
SightsThe study trail runs through the extant primeval forest and key habitat. Next to the trail you can still see the former forest keeper’s pastures and drainage ditches.
Additional informationCamping and setting up tents allowed with prior agreement with the head of Ristna Visitor Centre. Contact Liis Soonik, head of visitor centre, phone +327 5322 9499.
Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
LocationKalana village, Hiiumaa municipality
Object no 28 on recreation area map
Driving directionsThe study trail is at Kõpu–Ristna road, 8 km from Kõpu. The Metsavahi bus stop is in front of the Ristna Visitor Centre. The trail starts and ends at the Visitor Centre. 
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.925420
longitude: 22.094441
L-EST 97 x: 6533367 y: 390262