Rannametsa–Tolkuse nature study trail (2.2 km)

Pärnu County, Pärnumaa Recreation Area
Dear visitor!
The construction work of the new observation tower is still ongoing! We will inform you as soon as possible about the completion of the tower and release to the track. Thank you for your understanding.
The circular 2.2 km trail, partly on boardwalk, is situated in Luitemaa Nature Reserve. At leisurely pace it takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. The trail winds to sandy dunes covered with airy heath pine forest and rises to Tornimägi hill where there is an 18 m high observation tower offering stunning views of Häädemeeste coastal meadow and the Pärnu bay from one side and the Tolkuse bog from the other side. The end of the trail leads through Tolkuse bog.
Phone+372 505 8242
E-mail info.kabli@rmk.ee
Type of objectStudy trail
Parking facilitiesParking for 10 cars or 3 buses.
AmenitiesThere is a large information board introducing the nature reserve at the start of the trail; the trail is of medium difficulty level and runs in a loop and partly on boardwalk. Information boards with descriptions in Estonian and English, observation tower, dry toilet.
Campfire site Tõotusemäe campfire site on the other side of the road.
Hiking options by walking
SightsDunes of the coastal forest, Tolkuse bog, channel Timmkanal and its outcrop, Luitemaa Nature Reserve. The upper platform of the Rannametsa observation tower rises 18 m above the sea level. Adding the 34 m height of the Tornimägi hill, the visitors will be more than 50 m above the sea level. The study trail leads to the largest bog pool, where the water lily, bog bean and dwarf water lily grow. Along the boardwalk you can spot sundews, beak-rush, tussock cottongrass and sphagnum mosses of various colours.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, mushrooms (Rufous milk-caps)
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 study trail is situated in the Luitemaa Nature Reserve, information about restrictions can be obtained from the Environmental Board +372 662 5999, info@keskkonnaamet.ee
LocationHäädemeeste municipality, Pärnu County. The trail starts at the information board in the parking area, 162 km on Tallinn–Pärnu–Ikla road. Object no 19 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsDrive 162 km on Tallinn–Pärnu–Ikla road to the parking area. The trail starts at the information board to the left of the parking area.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.134570
longitude: 24.511862
L-EST 97 x: 6443838 y: 530153