Skaņaiskalns Nature Trail

The trail covers the most beautiful part of the ancient Salaca valley with scenic red mid-Devonian sandstone outcrops, caves, springs, a mighty pine forest and natural formations surrounded by legends. This is a great place to relax. In addition to natural wonders, specially designed wooden sculptures and interactive wooden objects are displayed along the trail.

Valtenberg Manor ensemble - formed on the banks of the Salaca in the 18th century. at the end of the 19th century. in the first half in the style of late classicism. The castle was built for Baron V. G. von Fölkersahm;

Liv sacrificial cave - 10 m long, 3.5 m wide and 4 m high cave with a domed ceiling. Legend has it that a spring with salt water flowed from the cave. The name Sālsace or Salaca is also derived from it. Now the source is exhausted;

The Liv castle mound is located on the left bank of the Salaca opposite the Valtenberg manor. It is 70 m long and 30-60 m wide. In ancient times, a Liv wooden castle was built here. An open-air stage has been built on the castle mound;

Swallow cliffs - up to 10 m high and 200 m long sandstone outcrop with caves; one of the most scenically attractive cliffs along the coast of Salaca;

Werewolf pine - with the top of the roots exposed by erosion; wrapped in legends about the possibility of turning into a werewolf at midnight; a spring with a flow rate of 1.1 l / sec is nearby; about 100 m down the river at the foot of the same bank there is a stronger spring with a flow rate of 1.5 l / sec;

Devil's Stone - is located at the beginning of the Kurbada trail, driving to Skaņaiskalns on the left side of the road;

Cave of Angels - the most beautiful of the outcrops of Dzelves Hill, a nicely expressive niche; the legend has it that here God sent angels to the people to frighten the devils who had ravaged the people in Salaca;

Devil's Cave and Sour Barrel - at the beginning of the Carnation Cliffs - is Mazsalaca Devil's Cave - 16 m long, 3.4 m wide and 1.2 m high cave with expanded space. Near the cave, a spring called the Acidity Bowl flows out of a small grotto;

Devil's Chancellery - walking further from the Sour Barrel, the stairs lead up to the steep bank of the ancient valley to the 10m high cliff ridge - the Devil's Chancellery, which offers a beautiful view of the Salaca and Carnation cliffs;

Carnation cliffs - the largest sandstone outcrop on the banks of the Salaca, more than 200 m long and up to 18 m high; at the top of the outcrop there are caves - Devil’s Cave (16 m long, wide), to which several legends and the Sour Barrel (20 m long, almost inaccessible) are connected with a spring with a flow rate of 1.5 l / sec;

Skaņaiskalns - one of the icons of Latvian nature - a sandstone outcrop with a peculiar echo effect - the surface of a broken fracture in the rock of the ancient Salaca valley; the outcrop has two caves and a spring with a flow rate of 1.2 l / sec; exposure length 95 m, height up to 12 m.