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Description of the trail
The trail is located at the Raganu (Witches) bog, which is one of the largest raised bogs at Ķemeri National Park. Here you may see a rare natural phenomenon in Latvia – several ponds have formed at sites where sulphur water outflows onto the surface, where the water flowing out of the springs accumulates. A quite unique sight turns out in spring, when different microorganisms start breeding, shading the water in ponds yellow. Being here, you shall feel a strong rotten eggs’ aroma, typical for sulphur water. Yet, before wrinkling the nose, remember – sulphur water has healing properties.
The trail is of good quality, covered with wooden planks. It is one-way (out&back) with a small loop at the end.
In order to open the GPX file with the trail route on a mobile phone or computer, please install one of the hiking apps or maps, e.g., Wikiloc, Outdooractive, ViewRanger, OS Maps or any other GPX file reading programme or application.
Atrašanās vieta: Ķemeri National Park, Lapmežciems Parish
Starting poing of the trail in the map: Lat: 56.96522, Lon: 23.46955
The trail constructions have not been adapted for people in wheelchairs and parents with baby-strollers. However, depending on the type of the stroller and skills of the drivers, the boardwalk, although quite narrow, might be accessible – yet, at one’s own responsibility
Hiking time: 20 min (onw way)
Distance: 0,8km (one way)
Marking: Not marked, but can easily follow the trail
Trail surface: Wooden boardwalk
(During rain and in winter the trail is slippery)
Bicycle parking stand at the start of the trail
Getting there: by car, by train or bus till Ķemeri. When reaching Ķemeri, drive along Robežu Street in the direction of Antiņciems, 2 km along forest/bog road, parking lot on the left side, start of the trail on the right side
Rules to follow:
Trail administrator: Nature Conservation Agency, Pierīga Regional Administration, +371 67730078, email@example.com
Nature Education Centre Meža māja, Ķemeri, +371 29149365, https://www.daba.gov.lv/
Closest shops: Lapmežciems, Ķemeri
Closest gas stations: Lapmežciems, Kauguri