Cliffs and waterfalls of Northwestern Estonia.

Section 57. Kersalu - Laulasmaa.

Practical information

Length: 12 km

Duration: 4 – 6 h

Start: Kersalu village

Finish: Laulasmaa,  opposite to Laulasmaa school

Itinerary: Kersalu – Kloogaranna – Laulasmaa

Road surface: Short sections of beach covered in stones, pebbles and dolomite slabs, sandy beaches, forest trails, an asphalt pedestrian sidewalk.

Difficulty level: 

Obstacles: You can wade across the small Klooga River during low water (a plank-way in the dunes), the little Treppoja River can be crossed by bridge.

Dangerous places: You must not approach the upper part and the base of cliffs because rockfalls occur regularly as a result of the waves washing away the cliffs. The cliffs consist of comparatively unconsolidated sedimentary rocks (limestone, dolomite, sandstone, etc.), the slabs or blocks of which often hang over empty spaces. In two places, you will have to carefully cross the Kloogaranna – Laulasmaa road (No. 390).

Good to know! There are shops and catering services in Kloogaranna and Laulasmaa. Suitable (closed, water resistant) footwear is necessary, walking poles are advisable for support.

Alternatives: The section between Kloogaranna and Laulasmaa can be covered via the beach. Vigorous walkers can combine this section with the one from the previous day and start in Paldiski or at the Pakri Lighthouse.