Rutkaste hiking trail

Võidu puiestee, Tapa linn, Tapa vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

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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.

Times and prices
Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities
Getting there

The hiking trail starts in Tapa, at the end of Võidu puiestee. The first signpost is also there. You can park you car near the Tapa wastewater treatment plant. The trail is 1.2 km from the bus and train station.

Access
  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
Stops nearby
Bus: Tapa
Train: Tapa
Coordinates
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Places nearby
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