Beaver trail

The 1 km long ‘beaver trail’ is located in Oandu, in the Lahemaa National Park, and takes around half an hour to cover. It passes through the Altja River valley, in which you will see a diversity of plant and animal life. You will spy beaver activity in the valley too: the dams they build, their dens on the banks of the river and the trees whose trunks they gnaw through. The trail is a great place to stop in Lahemaa National Park if you're on a long journey.

Features and amenities

Location

Oandu küla, Vihula vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

Getting there

At the 73 km mark on the Tallinn-Narva highway (E20) at Viitna, turn off towards Võsu. Follow the Viitna-Võsu road for 6.5 km until you reach Palmse, then turn off to the left towards Sagadi. Take the Palmse-Sagadi road, crossing the Rakvere-Haljala road until you come to Sagadi manor. Here, turn off to the left (where you see thre sign "Altja kaluriküla 5 km"). Follow the Sagadi-Altja road for 4 km, passing the Oandu campsite, Oandu Nature Centre, Oandu nature trail car park and Kõrve trail gate until you come to a car park on the right-hand side of the road. There is a gate at the start of the trail marked 'Koprarada'.

Access

  • Signposted
  • By car
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus

Coordinates

59°34'20''N 26°6'43''E | Download GPX file