Viru bog study trail

Viru bog study trail

Kolga alevik, Kuusalu vald, Harju maakond

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Viru Bog, one of the most accessible bogs in Estonia, passes through the forest and bog landscapes characteristic of Lahemaa National Park. The trail is 3.5 km and the lap is 6 km long. The study trail introduces the bog's flora, former sand dunes, eskers, and heath forest. There is a boardwalk with an observation tower in the middle of it.
The trail is marked and there are signposts.

Good to know: the boardwalk leading to the observation tower (1,400 meters) is accessible to wheelchair users and families with strollers. The entrance to the first viewing platform was also designed with accessibility in mind.
To preserve the flora and soil, only walk on the boardwalk. Not suitable for cyclists.

Times and prices

Open all year round

24 hours

Features and amenities

  • Camping area

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

At the 52nd km mark on the Tallinn-Narva highway (E20), turn towards Loksa. Drive for 1 km, until you see the sign on your right for 'Viru raba' (Viru Bog) and the car park. The study trail starts there.


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

Stops nearby

Bus: Ulliallika


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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating



Big walk

The big trail is very nice and has a tower in the middle to look things over. It’s an easy and flat walk. I enjoyed it a lot. And the mosquitos were only in the forest, once on the bog they were...

Joe d

Joe d

Beautiful hike through unique area, can be short or longer

Unique hike through a beautiful natural area. The first 1/3 of the hike (after a short walk on forest trails) is on a wide and easy boardwalk until you get to the observation tower. Most people...



Magical walk

This is the MUST DO in the Lahemaa National Park. After youve walked for twenty minutes it really does open up into a true bog and is very pretty and a neat viewing tower. Bring a picnic and some...

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