Tihu study trail (1.2 km)

One-way study trail leads to the largest lake in Hiiumaa, located in a hollow between dunes. The paludification process can be observed here. At the end of the trail, a 200 m boardwalk leads to an observation deck at Lake Tihu. Take binoculars with you and watch the interesting water and wetland birds, enjoy the silence or the voices of the surrounding nature.
Phone +372 676 7111
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesRoadside parking at the beginning of Tihu study trail
AmenitiesInformation board introducing the recreation area is at the beginning of the trail. Information board of the nature reserve is at the middle of the trail. 5 information boards introducing paludification processes. 200 m boardwalk, observation deck with benches. DC at the trail near Tihu forest hut.
Outdoor fireplace yes
Hiking options yes
SightsHere the visitor will find ancient forests, patches of marsh and bog pine forests that smell of marsh Labrador tea. Lake Tihu is found in the silence of the bog. On the observation deck there you can listen to and watch different water birds and in summer, admire the water-lilies.
Berries and mushroomsBlueberries, mushrooms
Additional information
  • Campfire can be made at Tihu forest hut at the trail. Outside the forest hut, campfires are prohibited! Accommodation is also possible there.
  • In summer, please take mosquito repellent with you! Take drinking water with you! You cannot count on taking water from Lake Tihu, as the water layer above the floating mud may be too thin!
  • Before going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam), rules of conduct and waste-sorting policy
RestrictionsTihu Nature Reserve. Information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee).
LocationHiiumaa municipality
Object no 37 on recreation area map
Driving directionsWhen coming from Õngu (road no. 84), turn to the village road opposite Õngu bus stop. Go straight over Lelu-Leemeti road and continue to an intersection of four roads, where the main road turns left. There a sign directs to Tihu forest hut. Leave your car at the roadside near the crossroad.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.853588
longitude: 22.527056
L-EST 97 x: 6524704 y: 414924.5