Padakõrve Hiking Trail

Padakõrve Hiking Trail

Padakõrve küla, Peipsiääre vald, Tartu maakond

View on map

The hiking trail runs along a gravel road in a forest and introduces the life of ants. There are information boards next to the gravel road, as well as signposts near the ant colonies. The trail can also be explored in a vehicle.
The 3.6 km trail starts at the information board at the roadside.
The hiking trail is located in Padakõrve Nature Reserve. Its most important values include one of the largest populations of Scottish wood ants, diverse forest communities, and a multifaceted landscape. The purpose of the protected area is to protect the Scottish wood ants, as well as other protected species and their habitats, the forest communities, and the Kärgandi kame field.

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Take the Jõhvi-Tartu-Valga (No. 3) road. Drive 8 km towards Jõhvi from Tartu, turn right in Aovere, and continue for 14.5 km towards Kallaste. In Kusma village, turn left (signpost 'Välgi 12') and drive for 7 km. Turn right at the intersection. Then, continue straight for 4.5 km, until you see an information board of the protected area on the left side of the road. The trail begins there.


  • Signposted
  • By car


View on map

Places nearby

View on map