Oandu küla, Haljala vald, Lääne-Viru maakond
Located in Oandu, part of the Lahemaa National Park, this 1 km long ‘beaver trail’ takes around half an hour to complete.
Passing through the Altja River valley, it provides hikers an opportunity to witness a diversity of plant and animal life, and to spy on the beaver activity of the valley too. The dams they build, the riverbank dens and the trees whose trunks they gnaw through.
This trail is a great place to visit in Lahemaa National Park for those seeking a break from a long journey.
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'.