Lake Pühajärv hiking trail

Kolga tee-28, Otepää linn, Otepää vald, Valga maakond

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The hiking trail that encircles Lake Pühajärv starts near the centre of Otepää Nature Park. The 12 km trail takes you on a voyage of discovery around one of the most unique and beautiful lakes in Estonia.

Covering the whole track takes from 3–6 hours. There are rest areas and barbecue sites along the way. Part of the track (approximately 2.2 km) runs along the Pühajärve–Kääriku exercise track by the Otepää–Kääriku highway.

You can cover the track by foot or bike. Cyclists must bear in mind that there are parts of the track on which you will have to push your bike instead of riding it. The RMK Kiigemäe and Koolirand campfire sites are located on the trail. There, you can make a fire and camp.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
Getting there

The trail starts near the car park of the centre of Otepää Nature Park and runs clockwise around the lake.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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