Līgatne Nature Trails are a well-established network of trails in the traditional forest landscape of Gauja National Park where everyone can observe and get to know wild animals of Latvia in conditions almost completely identical to their natural habitat.
Līgatne Nature Trails provide excellent chance to observe intact landscapes and various animals living in Latvia, listen to the voices of woodland and meadows, explore the ravines and mounds of the ancient valley of River Gauja, as well as enjoy active recreation and wonderful peace.
The total distance of the hiking trails is about 4-5 km with various stages of complexity and different surfaces (soil, gravel, wooden staircases at some parts). The average time needed to walk all the trails is about 2-3 hours.
Līgatne Nature Trails were established in 1975 in order to educate visitors about Latvian natural treasures and local species of wild plants and animals.
The first inhabitants of this territory were six red-deer, joined by two wild boars a year later. Over time, many other animals joined – all of them abandoned, injured or tamed animal babies. Līgatne Nature Trails are managed by the Nature Conservation Agency.