Nuuksio National Park Trails

Hiking Trails

Starting Points for Trails

All the circular trails in the National Park start and end in front of the Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut. Takala Trail begins at the main building of Kattila. There also is one trail that goes through the whole of the park, from Siikaniemi to Haukkalampi, and from there via either Kattila or Högbacka to Salmi recreational forest.

Printable Map of Nuuksio Hiking Trails

You can print a trail map here (PDF-file, 840 kt): Map of nuuksio hiking trails (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Map of Nuuksio National Park. © Metsähallitus 2014

Nature Trails

 

Nahkiaispolku Nature Trail, 2 km circle trail

Starting Point
Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut

The Nahkiaispolku Nature Trail, 2 km, begins at Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut. Along the trail you find information on habitat restoration. The interesting trail in quite difficult terrain is marked with cone signs.

Nahkiaispolku Nature Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail, 2,7 km circle trail

Starting Point
Parking place in Veikkola industrial area, at the end of the Soidentaantie Road

Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail is marked with brown cone signs. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail, 2,7 km is located in the South West corner of Nuuksio National Park. The trail designed for school group use. The starting point for the trail is a parking place in Veikkola industrial area, at the end of the Soidentaantie Road. The trail is marked with brown cone signs. Along the trail the terrain varies from mossy spruce forests to beautiful Haaversopakko bog, and from spectacular rocky forests to an old disposal site.

Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Circle Trails, Starting at Haukkalampi

 

Punarinnankierros Trail, 2 km circle trail

Starting Point
Haukkalampi

Punarinnankierros Trail, 2 km, has the easiest terrain of the trails in the National Park. Along the trail you can see small lakes and beautiful heath. The trail is marked with red signs.

Services
Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut at starting and ending points, water available at the Guide Hut, camping site, campfire site and cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi.

Sights
The turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

Lake Mustalampi campfire site. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Haukankierros Trail, 4 km circle trail

The quickest way to get a general impression of the Nuuksio National Park is to walk the Haukankierros Trail.

Snowshoeing in Nuuksio. Photo: Markus Sirkka

The trail goes up to high rocks, where you have the great scenery towards Haukkalampi and Brook Myllypuro valley. The trail is marked with blue signs. At the halfway of the trail, west side of Haukkalampi lake there are about 30 meters long steel stairs. It is possible for a dog to walk beside the stairs.

Services
Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut at starting and ending points, water available at the Guide Hut, camping site, campfire site and cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi.

Sights
The scenery to Brook Myllypuro valley, and the turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

At the halfway of the trail, west side of Haukkalampi lake there are about 30 meters long steel stairs. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Korpinkierros, 8 km circle trail

Starting Point
Haukkalampi

Korpinkierros, 8 km, crosses Rajakallio Rock with a long uphill climb. Along the trail you can see many small lakes and ponds. The trail is marked with yellow signs.

Holma-Saarijärvi's campfire site at Korpinkierros Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Services
Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut at starting and ending points, water available at the Guide Hut, camping site, campfire site and cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi, reservable camping site at Lake Kolmoislampi, two campfire sites/ camping sites and a lean-to shelter at Lake Holma-Saarijärvi.

Sights
The turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

Photo: Jukka-Pekka Ronkainen

Other Circle Trails

 

Klassarinkierros, 4 km circle trail

Klassarinkierros (4 km) is a circle trail that takes you around Kurjolampi at the western part of the national park, and then ascends to the gorgeous sceneries of Klassarinkallio. The trail is marked with violet signs.

Klassarinkierros Trail is marked with violet signs. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Services
Saarilampi camping site and campfire place

Sights
Saarilampi and the view from Klassarinkallio to the west

Saarilampi campfire site at Klassarinkierros Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen

Other Trails

 

Takala Trail, 1,5 km

Starting Point
Kattila

Takala Trail, 1,5 km, from Kattila to the lean-to shelter in Takala is marked with black stripe on orange signs.

Services
Lean-to shelter in Takala, campfire site and water available in Kattila.

Connection trail Haukkalampi-Haltia, 4,6 km

Starting Point
The Haukkalampi main entrance

There is a connection trail from the Haukkalampi main entrance to the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia's nature trail Päivättärenpolku (1,4 km). Another circle trail starting around the corner from the centre is Maahisenkierros (2 km). Maahisenkierros trail is accessible for prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs (when assisted). Haltia's nearby nature trails (www.haltia.com) are located on lands owned by the City of Helsinki and the Solvalla sports institute. 

Along the connection trail Haukkalampi-Haltia (4,6 km) there are demanding ascents and descents, and at the steepest points there are stairs. Between Nuuksiontie road and Nuuksionpää road there are about 30 meters long steel stairs in the trail. It is possible for a dog to walk beside the stairs.

Maps: The trails nearby Haltia and Nuuksio National Park (www.haltia.com, in Finnish)

Veikkola-Salmi Trail, 20 km

Starting Point
Veikkola

From Veikkola it is possible to walk via Siikajärvi and Haukkalampi all the way to Salmi recreational forest. The connecting trails are marked with black stripe on orange signs.

Services
Camping sites and other services depend on your choice of the route.

Trail 2000, 110 km

Starting Point
Laakso in Helsinki

Trail 2000 is a 110-km-long hiking trail, which begins in Laakso in Helsinki, and goes through the National Park. The trail is marked with blue band on the trees.

 

Biking Trails

For cyclists there are circular and through trails in the National Park, and they continue onto the surrounding recreational forests. The trails consist of roads accessible by car, small cart roads, and short footpath sections. The trails are not as good as urban cycle tracks, but they are driveable by an ordinary bike, walking the footpath sections and hills, if necessary. Also the National Bike Trail Network's route number 2 goes through the National Park from Siikajärvi via Haukkalampi to Salmi.

Altogether there are about 30 km of trails designated for cycling. Please note that cycling is only allowed on the trails designated for this purpose.

Services
Oravankolo and Tikankolo Rental Huts, the reservable camping site at Lake Kolmoislampi, camping site at Lake Saarilampi and camping site/cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi.

Sights
The turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

Riding Trails

There are about 22 km of trails designated for horse riding in Nuuksio National Park. Most of them are former cart tracks, which are used by for example hikers too. Please note that horse riding is only allowed on the trails designated for this purpose.

Customer Service

Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Tel. int. +35840 163 6200
nuuksio(at)metsa.fi

Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut

Services Offered by Partners in Nuuksio National Park

Partners operating in Nuuksio provide e.g. accommodation, restaurant, conference, training and programme services and guided tours all year.

Parking Areas 

Haukkalampi
  • Haukkalammentie 32, Espoo
    • Haukkalammentie can become congested from time to time. Parking on the shoulder is strictly prohibited to ensure constant access for emergency vehicles. For visitors arriving by car, the best starting points for excursions are the parking areas of Kattila, Högbacka, and Siikaniemi. Haukkalampi can also be reached on foot from the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, but the hiking trail is challenging.
Kattila
  • Kattilantie 424, Vihti
Högbacka
  • Kattilantie 31, Espoo
Siikaniemi
  • Kolmoislammenranta, Espoo

Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.

Other parking areas

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 3.3 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Hiking Tips

Own paths
If you know how to orientate, in the National Park area it is possible to hike outside the marked trails. With the Nuuksio-Luukkaa outdoor map and a compass, you can enjoy the diverse natural features of Nuuksio.

Destinations accessible in wheelchair and/or baby pram:
The National Park landscape is quite demanding, due to differences in altitude. However, the closest destinations around Haukkalampi and Kattila can be reached with a baby pram. There are also grounds of old roads in the area, and some of them are quite easy to access. The Haukanholma camp fire site can be reached also by a wheelchair.

In the winter
it is quiet and peaceful in Nuuksio. You can ski, and walk with or without snow shoes. In the winter there are no maintained skiing or hiking trails. The nearest maintained skiing trails are in the recreational forests of the surrounding towns.

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

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

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