Valgesoo study trail (1,9 km)

Valgesoo campfire site has been liquidated and trail is closed for reconstruction until November 2022.
The circular 1.9 km study trail goes around Valgesoo bog. On the trail you can see peninsulas (strips of land cutting into the bog), typical bog vegetation, old forest plantations, the so-called Baron's pine stand and the wood ant population at the edge of the forest.
Phone+372 676 7122
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking space for 6 cars.
Amenities1 km of the trail is boardwalk, 900 m is forest trail, information boards, accessible by car
Camping facilities Camping space for 5 tents (for 4) in Valgesoo bog campfire site
Outdoor fireplace Outdoor fireplace.
Wheelchair accessibility The trail is accessible by wheelchair (also with pram)- 400 metres.
Hiking options The trail is only for walking! On the Peraküla-Aegviidu-Ähijärve hiking route.
SightsValgesoo bog (354 ha), primeval forest, old pine plantations (“Baron’s pine forests”), National Goegraphic yellow window, observation tower.
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
Restrictions The trail is situated in the Valgesoo Nature Reserve, information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board (+372 662 5999,
LocationPõlva County, Põlva municipality, near Kiidjärve–Kärsa road. Object no 17 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive along Põlva–Reola road from Tartu towards Põlva. 10 km before Põlva turn left at the Koorvere junction towards Kiidjärve. Continue 7 km along Akste–Häätaru road (Road no. 18138) and turn right onto the forest road at Valgesoo sign. Continue 200 m to the parking area. The study trail starts at the information board.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.153267
longitude: 27.057250
L-EST 97 x: 6449907 y: 679944