A nature trail on Komio. Photo: JANIMAGE.COM / Janne KoivuniemiHiking Trails

Starting Points for Trails

The nature trails which lead up and down the area's ridges are loop trails starting at Luutalammi parking area. For the area's maintained ski trails there are three starting points: Luutasyrjä parking area, Luutalammi parking area and Rajala cabin which is outside the boundaries of the nature reserve.

Nature Trails

  • Luutaharju Samo Nature Trail approx. 6.5 km is a loop trail which has its starting point at Komio Nature Reserve parking area. The trail has information on the area's signature natural features and biodiversity. By hiking this nature trail visitors will get a good overview of the entire nature reserve. There are 16 signs (in Finnish) which give additional information about the area's nature, decaying old forest, lakes and hills.

    The nature trail leads over versatile terrain along forested ridge slopes, past a boggy Lake Lukkolampi, and climbs up, sometimes steeply, towards the highest point on Samo Nature Trail - Komionvuori Hill. After reaching the peak the trail gradually descends to the edge of the pine boggy Luutasuo Mire and from there past wilderness-like Lake Luutalammi to the parking area. There are duckboards across the trail's boggy sections and steps going up the steepest slopes. The trail should be travelled clockwise. Hikers should reserve about 3 hours to travel this trail.
    • Services: A campfire site and dry toilet can be found at Lake Luutalammi near the end of the nature trail.
    • Sights: The diversity of the landscape, gorgeous ridge chains, wilderness-like Lake Luutalammi and Luutasuo Mire which is near its natural state.
    • Connecting trail: There is a 2 km long connecting trail between Paaran Patikka Route and the Luutaharju Samo Nature Trail.
  • Pikku-Samo approx. 3.5 km is a shorter loop trail and has its starting point at Komio Nature Reserve parking area. There are 9 signs with information (in Finnish) about the restoration methods used in the area's esker forests and tree filled mires. The trail leads across an easy terrain in esker forests and at some points across tree filled mires. The trail should be travelled clockwise. Hikers should reserve around 2 hours to travel the trail.  

Other Trails

  • Paaran Patikka Route travels partially through Komio Nature Reserve. It is a section of the over 200 km long Häme Ilvesreitti Trail Network (www.luontoonhame.fi, in Finnish). The trail network is marked with yellow lynx symbols.
    • Services: It is possible to spend the night in your tent, in a lean-to shelter, in a kota shelter or in a paid accommodation along the trail.
    • Connecting trail: There is a 2 km long connecting trail between Paaran Patikka Route and the Luutaharju Samo Nature Trail.
  • The Loppi Poronpolku Trail connects 30 km of local trails. It partly follows the Paaran Patikka Route and within the nature reserve follows the same path as Luutaharju Samo Nature Trail. Poronpolku Trail is marked with blue-green Poronpolku symbols.

Cross-country Skiing Trails

There are maintained but unlit classical cross-country ski trails in Komio Nature Reserve. The trails form several circle trails, which together add up to 20 km of ski trail. There are three starting points for ski trails. The first is Luutasyrjä parking area (by the Loppi - Pilpala road), the second at Luutalammi parking area and the third is outside the nature reserve at Kalamaja cabin. During ski season there is a map of the area's ski trails hanging on the wall of Kalamaja cabin. The ski trails are also marked on maps on information boards at Luutasyrjä parking area and Luutalammi parking area. The ski trails are maintained by Lopen Samoojat and the municipality of Loppi.

Excursionmap.fi: Komio

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!