Poruni hiking trail (5 km)

The hiking trail introduces the floodplain forest and ancient deciduous stands. The trail goes along the Poruni river bank to the Narva river and back. Information boards along the trail introduce the birds, animals and plants living in the nature reserve and the military history of this area, and point out the geological strata exposed in some places on the banks.
Phone+372 5681 5722
E-mailinfo.kauksi@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesParking for about 10 cars
AmenitiesRoad barrier, 3 campfire sites, 1 information stand, 12 information boards (along the trail), dry toilet. The trail is marked with signs, blue blazes and runs partly on boardwalk.
Camping facilities yes
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
SightsPoruni River, primeval forest, the legacy of military operations, Puhatu bogs
RestrictionsThe hiking trail is situated in Puhatu Nature Reserve (total area 12,320 ha) and the state border area.
According to the nature conservation rules, motorised vehicle traffic is prohibited outside roads and paths. Campfires can be made only in designated sites.
LocationGorodenka village, Illuka municipality, Ida-Viru County
Driving directions
Drive 36 km on Jõhvi–Vasknarva road, turn left (at the sign to the Poruni hiking trail). Drive 12 km to the border guard station, turn left (follow the sign at the junction) and drive 4 km to the road barrier. The parking area is to the left; here you can leave your car. Walk about 400 m forward and find the start of the Poruni hiking trail on the left. 
NB! When driving from Narva direction,  Google Maps offers a trip trough Auvere, which is a wrong way. The only way to access the hiking trail is from Jõhvi–Vasknarva road.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 59.1743389
longitude: 27.7975472
L-EST 97 x: 717038.7 y: 6565680.9