Valgehobusemägi

Valgehobusemägi is an upland area in Albu municipality, which is in Järva County. Valgehobusemägi rises to a height of 106 m. At the top is an observation tower with a view of the forests of the Kõrvemaa region. At the foot of the hill is the Valgehobusemägi skiing and recreational centre. Interesting to know: Once the Estonian epic hero Kalevipoeg is said to have been ploughing with his horse on the outskirts of Mägede village. While his horse grazed, he lay down for a nap. Wolves came out of the valley and attacked the white steed. The remains of the animal formed a hill which in Estonian means White Horse Hill. There are other features on the hill that are reminiscent of anatomical equine features. A bit farther off in the forest are great furrows said to have been left by Kalevipoeg's plough.

Features and amenities

Location

Valgehobuse, Mägede küla, Albu vald, Järva maakond

Getting there

Access

  • Signposted
  • By excursion bus
  • By car

Coordinates

59°13'24''N 25°33'46''E | Download GPX file