12 Km
Level of difficulty: Easy
  • 3-4h

Vangaži-Rāmkalni is part of long distance cross-border hiking trail “The Forest Trail” .Along Inčukalns hunting palace towards Gauja National Park. After leaving Vangaži, the Forest Trail leads through smaller paths, reaching Vangaži Lutheran Church and the Werewolf Pine. On its way to the Hunting Palace, it goes along the so-called Katrīna Road, disappears into the forest for a while and after the Hunting Castle continues along the Hunting trail. The first side ravines with pronounced relief of the ancient Gauja valley can be seen here. One of them is located by Inčukalns Velnala (Devil’s) Cave, surrounded by small river channels of old Gauja. From there, the Forest Trail continues through meadows and crosses the Murjāņi–Valmiera motorway, where the recreation park “Rāmkalni” is located.

Pine forests of various ages. By the end of the section, coniferous forests are gradually replaced by deciduous stands, and the landscape features sandstone outcrops – Devonian sedimentary rocks and habitats protected in Latvia.

The route changes were published in March 2022.

Sightseeing objects

Inčukalns Devil’s Cave
Inčukalna medību pils
Recreation Park “Rāmkalni”
Vangažu Evaņģēliski Luteriskā baznīca
forest trail linear routes nature routes routes of 10km and longer routes with caves routes with picnic areas