Ähijärve küla, Antsla vald, Võru maakond
Peräjärve forest trail guides the hiker through different forest types - fresh boreal forest, dry boreal forest, boreal heath forest, carr, and swamp forest. You will get an overview of the different uses of the forests throughout history, a living example of this are the trees near the trail, which are used to extract resin from.
The study trail can be visited all year round: in spring there're a lot of bird sounds and the daphne mezereum blooms, in summer and autumn the forest is full of berries and mushrooms, and in winter you can see interesting animal tracks in snow.
On the 8th kilometre of the Antsla-Haabsaare road, turn right 50 m after the Haabsaare bus stop (signs "Karula rahvuspargi külastuskeskus 7 km", "Saru 20 km"). From there, drive 9.5 km along the Haabsaare-Saru road and turn left from Peräjärve bus stop (sign "Peräjärve metsarada") to the parking lot. The beginning and end of the hiking trail are next to the parking lot.