RMK Taevaskoja–Otteni–Taevaskoja hiking trail

RMK Taevaskoja–Otteni–Taevaskoja hiking trail

SAESAARE PARKLA, Taevaskoja küla, Põlva vald, Põlva maakond

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The hiking trail, which starts from Suur Taevaskoda, runs on the high banks of the Ahja River and on the tracks of the menu film The Last Relic. Suur Taevaskoda, the partially preserved Otten or Valgesoo watermill complex, the two-vaulted Otten mill bridge, and the miniature canyon, which became famous thanks to the film The Last Relic, picturesque views of the Ahja River, and a pit of a forest brothers' bunker can be seen on the hiking trail.

The trail is marked with green colour on the trees and signs and there are several information boards on the trail. It is possible to camp and make a campfire at the Otten campfire site. When coming by car, the hike starts from Saesaare car park and therefore, the trail is about 2 km longer.

Times and prices

24 hours

Features and amenities
  • Camping area

Getting there

Drive along the Tartu–Põlva highway in the direction of Põlva. 6 km before Põlva, turn left in the direction of Taevaskoda. Drive along the Kanariku–Kiidjärve road (road no. 18146) for 3.5 km. Drive through the settlement of Taevaskoda until a sign points to Taevaskoda to the right before the Saesaare bus stop. From there, drive another 400 m to the Taevaskoda car park. From there, go on foot to the hiking trail which starts from under the Suur Taevaskoda.

  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By car
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