Soontaga hiking trail (2.9 km)

In connection with the long-term road repair on the Võru-Kuigatsi-Tõrva highway (no. 69) on the section between Valga road and Soontaga village (see, the Rõngu-Pikasilla highway (no. 52) must be used to reach the Soontaga camping area. 900 m from Pikasilla Väike Emajõgi bridge towards Rõngu, turn to the forest road to the south (RMK sign), after 2.4 km drive along the right branch of the road and after 4 km turn right again at the sign and after about 1 km you will be there! Detour plan in the first photo.
The hiking trail introduces typical South-Estonian mixed forests, plants and the flooded meadows of the Väike-Emajõgi River.  
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 20 cars at Soontaga campsite, where the trail starts and ends.
AmenitiesInformation boards, indication, two bridges
Camping facilities In the Soontaga campsite for 50 tents (for 4).
Outdoor fireplace 3 outdoor fireplaces.
Berries and mushroomsMushrooms
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
The trail is situated in the Soontaga Nature Reserve, information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 680 7438,
LocationOn the shore of Lake Saeveski, in Tõrva municipality, Valga County. Object no 41 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsSoontaga hiking trail starts at Soontaga campsite. On Võru–Kuigatsi–Tõrva road, 3 km from the Jõhvi–Tartu–Valga road junction, turn right onto the small gravel road (follow the sign “RMK Soontaga telkimisala”), drive about 3 km and turn left (sign “RMK Soontaga telkimisala”). After about 1 km you’ll arrive at the campsite, where the hiking trail starts.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.021916
longitude: 26.067585
L-EST 97 x: 6433059 y: 622168