Neeruti nature trail (1,5 km and 3,5 km)

Lääne-Viru County, Neeruti Landscape Reserve
Neerut nature trail offers an exciting opportunity to hike with a guide - an audio guide! There are 15 information boards on the trail, each with a square code. By scanning the code, you can hear stories about Neeruti nature and place names, how Kalevipoeg plowed here and was in trouble with wolves, and also just an information - how to get to the next point of interest.
The trail starts and ends at Eesjärve campsite.
Neerut nature trail can be hiked in 1.5 and 3.5 km circles.
From the Eesjärve campsite, the trail goes around the lake and climbs to Sadulamäe - the ancient town hill. There is an information house on the slope of Sadulamäe, where you can get detailed information while resting your feet. It is a nice place for nature education for schools, kindergartens and families.
The trail continues on long ridges - oases, with a steep slope of up to 45 degrees in some places. There, too, you can hear a lot about Neeruti forests, big trees, birds and where the fascinating place names come from. The longer circle(3.5 km) extends to Kiissaaugumägi and from there along Nuuskaugumägi and around Tagajärve again to the Eesjärve parking lot.
Neerut nature trail and camping area were renovated in 2020 as a part of the Estonian-Finnish cooperation project "Lights on!", which shed light and gave new life to eight objects related to history and heritage in Estonia and Finland.
Phone +372 676 70107
+372 329 5555
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 4 cars or 1 bus
AmenitiesLarge information board, indication
Camping facilities Eesjärve campsite, Tissipuu campfire site, Leivaahjumäe campfire site
Campfire site yes
Hiking options RMK Penijõe-Aegviidu-Kauksi Hiking Route
SightsLake Neeruti Eesjärv, Lake Neeruti Tagajärv, Sadulamägi hill and the view from eskers.
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 nature trail is located in Neeruti Landscape Reserve.
Human activity is prohibited in the Sinijärve special management zone from 15 March to 15 July.
Only un-motorized water vehicles are allowed on the lakes of Neeruti Landscape Reserve. On Lake Sinijärv all water vehicles are prohibited from 15 March to 15 July.
Additional information from the Environmental Board: +372 662 5999
LocationNeeruti, Kadrina Municipality, Lääne-Viru County
Driving directionsDrive on the Tallinn-Narva road for 63 km and keep right towards Viitna. Drive 2,4 km and turn right to Kadrina-Viitna road and drive 14,8 km.
On the Kadrina roundabout turn right on the Pärnu-Rakvere-Sõmeru road and drive 3,1 km. Then turn left on the road heading to Neeruti, drive 2,8 km and you have arrived.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.306556
longitude: 26.123484
L-EST 97 x: 6576178 y: 620940