Dunika Bog Trail

Distance: 5 km (one way)

Marking: Not marked, but can easily follow the trail

Dunika bog trail is one of the longest bog boardwalk trails in Europe – it is 5 km long, though point-to-point type, which means that you should either arrive with two cars, leaving one at the end of the trail, or hike the trail twice – out&back, hiking the total distance of 10 km and leisurely enjoying the fantastic bog atmosphere twice. The small pine-trees in the bog are in reality already more than 100 years old. The trail ends with the Lukne Hornbeam stand, which is also more than 100 years old and is the only one in Latvia. The boardwalk through the Hornbeam stands has just been renovated. Yet, there are some obstacles in the central part of the trail in the bog due to the poor condition of the boardwalk (broken, rotten planks), therefore some caution is advised. You may use the same route on your way back or take the gravel road which goes around the bog.

During a walk along the 6 km long Dunika bog footbridge path you can see unbelievably many beautiful and special landscapes with small lakes and clusters of islands. At the end of the trail, you will be able to see Latvia’s only hornbeam pure stand, which is more than one and a half a century old.

Dunika Bog Trail is located in the Nature Reserve “Dunika”. The nature reserve with the 7000-year-old Tīrspurvs bog is a peculiar place to visit for everyone. Tīrspurvs bog is a moss or raised bog, and different protected plant species grow there.

Rucava district, Dunika parish, LV-3480
+371 26335266

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