Having crossed the border of Latvia and Estonia via a small local road, the Forest Trail follows a country road, passes solitary farmsteads and villages, then drifts upward the west slope of Haanja Upland until reaching Suur Munamägi (‘Great Egg Hill’ in Estonian). This is the highest peak on the entire route from Riga to Tallinn. Feel free to linger here for a while to enjoy the Haanja scenery and the local cuisine.
Length: 23 km
Duration: 7-9 h
Starting point: Latvian/Estonian border between Lake Mazais Baltiņš and Loogamäe
End point: Haanja village by Suur Munamägi
The course of the route: Loogamäe‒Luutsniku‒Viitina‒Haanja
Road surface: Gravel roads and paved roads. Stairs on Suur Munamägi Hill.
Danger points: Be careful on the smaller and winding rural roads!
Keep in mind! The only places to eat and shop are located in Haanja village.