Sakala Road hiking trail (12 km)

Viljandi County, Sakala Recreation Area
This 12 km trail is intended for a longer hike. There are nice campfire sites along the trail for camping and also Saeveski forest hut, where hikers can find shelter in bad weather. The trail can be completed on foot and by bicycle. When planning the hike, it is reasonable to organise transport at the other end of the trail. Different events are organised on the trail. The longest tradition is the Sakala Road Hiking Day, which is held in March.
Phone+372 435 7164
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E-mail info.soomaa@rmk.ee
Type of objectHiking trail
Parking facilitiesRoadside parking.
AmenitiesThe trail is marked with yellow and red stripes on wooden posts. Along the hiking trail one can find the Mullasamba and Maltsaare recreation sites, Kabelimäe campfire site, Luite campfire site with camping area and the Saeveski forest keeper’s place on the bank of the Saarjõgi River.
Camping facilities In the campfire site Luite.
Outdoor fireplace yes
Campfire site yes
Hiking options yes
Accommodation yes
Sleeps (no. of people)Saeveski hut for 20 people.
SightsThe trail runs along forest paths, which were used by C. R. Jakobson, when he went from his home at Kurgja through Vanaõue to Viljandi, to work at the editor’s office of the “Sakala” newspaper.
Berries and mushroomsBilberries, cowberries, mushrooms
Additional informationBefore going on a nature walk please read the Environmental code of conduct (freedom to roam).
LocationStart at Vanaõue Holiday Centre in Põhja-Sakala municipality, Viljandi County. Object no 3 on the recreation area map.
Driving directionsOn Imavere–Viljandi road, 31 km from Imavere, turn towards Vändra and drive 16.8 km, over the bridge across the Navesti River, until you see the information board of the Sakala Road hiking trail by the right side of the road. This is where the hiking trail starts. When coming from the direction of Pärnu, head from Vändra towards Suure-Jaani and drive 24 km. Alternatively, you can start Sakala Road hiking trail at Kurgja Farm Museum. To get there, drive 13.5 km along Vändra–Paide road, turn right and drive 3.1 km. There is an information board at the start of the trail.
Geographic coordinatesLong-Lat WGS 84
latitude: 58.58262
longitude: 25.34858
L-EST 97 x: 6503129 y: 572858