Western Finland, Oulu Region, Central Finland, Central Ostrobothnia and North Ostrobothnia
Kivijärvi (www.kivijarvi.fi, in Finnish), Kinnula (www.kinnula.fi, in Finnish), Perho (www.perho.com, in Finnish), Lestijärvi (www.lestijarvi.fi, in Finnish) and Reisjärvi (www.reisjarvi.fi, in Finnish)
Salamajärvi National Park, Lehtosenjärvi Nature Reserve (www.ymparisto.fi, in Finnish), Vuorenkangas Nature Reserve, Etelä-Sydänmaa Nature Reserve (www.ymparisto.fi, in Finnish)
Peura Trail's 115 km long route travels in Northern Ostrobothnia and Central Finland across the rugged Suomenselkä watershed area. The landscapes along the trail include mires, forests and lakes. These have remained as sparsely inhabited backwoods to this day. The area's nature is closest to its natural state within Salamajärvi National Park, Salamanperä Strict Nature Reserve and Etelä-Sydänmaa Nature Reserve.
Peura Trail for the most part travels across state-owned lands. It is part of European long-distance hiking trail E6. As there are numerous rest points and places to stay overnight the trail offers versatile hiking possibilities from short day-trips to long treks. The route for Peura Trail is made up of a 77 km long main trail from Reisjärvi to Perho outdoor recreation centre as well as a 58 km long Hirvaa circle trail and 15 km long Mäntyjärvi circle trail. The main trail and the circles can each be travelled in smaller sections or as a whole.
The route can be hiked when the ground is not frozen. During spring floods some of the area's duckboards may be submerged in water. During winter the route can be skied but it is not a maintained ski trail. The trail is marked with orange paint on tree trunks, but during winter the markings may be covered by frost.
This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/peuratrail