North Estonia

Rutkaste hiking trail

Enjoy the beautiful nature and pick berries and mushrooms. The trail is accessible by bicycle, on skis, or on foot. Once you reach Ohepalu, you can continue your hike to Udriku lakes or even Mõndavere, Viitna, or Lahemaa.

The first 1.5 kilometres of the trail are boggy, but after you cross Valgejõgi River, you will reach the Rutka hills, which run along eskers and are dry. This part of the trail is located in Ohepalu Nature Reserve.

In the autumn of 2018, the first 1.5 km section of the trail was reconstructed from the resources of the Tapa Municipality Government’s 2017 participatory budgeting project.

Rutkaste hiking trail is also called the Tapa–Ohepalu hiking trail.


North Estonia

Opening times

Open all year round

Round the clock


Porkuni metskond 120, Tapa linn, Tapa vald, Lääne-Viru maakond