Taevaskoja Nature Trail
Taevaskoja Nature Trail
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Taevaskoja nature trail is 3 km long and goes along both banks of the Ahja River. The trail starts in the Saesaare parking lot of the State Forest Management Centre which is situated near Saesaare small town on the road between Taevaskoda and Kiidjarve. The entire trail runs in the landscape reserve of the Ahja River. There are 10 observation points on the trail with boards providing information in English, Russian and Estonian. At the beginning of the trail there is also a board displaying maps of the trail and recreation area, and direction signs. At the level of difficulty it ranks in the middle.Interesting to know:The folk call high sandstone outcrops Heaven’s Hall (Taevaskoda).
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Teele
Tallinn, Estonia232 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Free parking and outdoor toilets. Free entrance.

There are several hiking trails nearby, we went on a 3 km trail that went through several viewpoints. The track was rather flat and suitable for everyone.
Written 7 August 2022
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Luca A
Aberdeen, UK122 contributions
Sep 2019
We spent the whole morning walking around the paths at the Taevaskoja nature trail. Wonderful calming scenery. Would recommend spending some time as the walks are nice and you can choose between different paths with different lenghts. A must stop if passing by, a good place to spend the day with family.
Written 13 October 2019
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MeMock
Warragul, Australia1,742 contributions
Aug 2019
Nice to get into the bush and explore the walks around here. Lots of trees, greenery and water and some nice history signs that are also in English.
Written 15 September 2019
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Kristi L
Espoo19 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
I think Nuuksio-lovers (of Finland) would enjoy this.
We took the green route (aprox 4km) and it was super nice! Lovely touch with all the mystical stories during the route.
Pack a lunch and have it by the river.
Written 16 July 2019
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Lynne S
Winters, CA595 contributions
Jun 2018
Multi-colored sandstone cliffs on the Ahja River. Swallows nests in the wall. A small maiden's cave with many myths. Natural spring water to drink - bring your bottle.
Written 2 August 2018
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Tagg2244
Liverpool, UK141 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Well-constructed and ecologically sensible paths (circuits of different length) through forested area including medium-sized lake, rapids, meanders, an open meadow, impressive sandstone cliffs and caves, etc. Highly recommended. Great for kids, too.
Written 10 September 2017
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Karin V
Tallinn, Estonia43 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
If you plan to visit Taevaskoja, then be sure that you have enough time to enjoy it. Views are very beautiful hiking roads are pretty good and interesting, but no chance to get lost.
Written 11 June 2017
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Tanel D
8 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Most of people are visiting only main hiking trail, which leads to two sandstone cliffs. But if you have extra time and stamina, there are more great spots and walks.

In the field behind Suur Taevaskoja (bigger, second cliff), there's sign post and marked path to Otteni. There you can find stone bridge; and when you cross the river, there's canyon-like road going uphill - both of them are nice and iconic. Although sign post tells, that distance is 2 km's, it's barely 1 km.

From Otteni, if you dare, you can cross the bridge and return on the other bank of river. It's not marked yet (as in 2016), but there are several easy-to-find roads and smaller paths, so you should be OK. Most of distance can be covered on the bank of river (except very first couple of hundred meters). That way, you will end up in the top of Suur Taevaskoja after about 2 km-s.

Otteni can be visited also with car.

Other nice walk is in the east bank (the one with cliffs) of water reservoir. There's marked path, you can follow it for km or two and enjoy several views. You have to return on same way (you can also go around lake, but that's too long for a walk).
Written 28 September 2016
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Ana Isabel C
23 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We went on a Sunday so this trail was very busy with families full of (noisy) children. The cycling trail seems long and nice, but the walking trail is rather short. The caves/rocks are very damaged with engraved words from not so good "artists". Could not see any animals or birds... too much noise.
Written 16 August 2016
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DaffyDW
Andover, UK113 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
A calm and peaceful place to walk. Beautiful sandstone walls with the birds nesting in them. The River Ajha flows through and in places you can spot small fish and fresh water mussels. There is also a boat trip if you wish to go on it. Cover up if mosquitos like you as there are plenty about but don't let that deter you.
Written 1 July 2016
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