Rokua National Park Trails

A smiling hiker sitting on a wooden rail. A sunny pine forest in the background.

There are about 40 kilometres of marked trails in Rokua area. Man can also travel from Oulu to Rokua along The Tar Route Hiking Trail.

The trails are easy or mid difficult. To prevent the erosion caused by the feet of hikers, it is recommended that hikers stay on the marked trails.

Easy Trails

Harjunpolku 2.5 km, Circle Trail

Available when the ground is unfrozen. No winter maintenance.
Travel time 1 Hour.
Category: Easy Intermediate (slight altitude differences)
Starting Point: Rokua Health & Spa, Kuntoraitti 2, Rokua
Description of Harjunpolku Hiking Trail

 

Demanding Trails

Pookinpolku 4,9 km, Circle Trail

Available when the ground is unfrozen. No winter maintenance.
Travel time 2 Hours.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots).
Starting Point: Pooki parking place and Pitkäjärvi parking place
Description of Pookinpolku Hiking Trail 
 

Syvyydenkierros 6,2 km, Circle Trail

Available when the ground is unfrozen. No winter maintenance.
Travel time 2-3 Hours.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots.
Starting Point: Rokua Outdoors, Rokuanhovintie 2, Rokua.
Description of Syvyydenkierros hiking trail
 

Keisarinkierros 20 km, Circle Trail

Available when the ground is unfrozen. No winter maintenance.
Travel time 1-2 Days.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots).
Starting Points:

  • Rokua Outdoors, Rokuanhovintie 2, Rokua.
  • Rokua Health & Spa, Kuntoraitti 2, Rokua.
  • Rokuanhovi, Jaakonjärventie 43, Rokua.

Description of Keisarinkierros Hiking Trail  
 

Winter Trails

Skiing tracks

There are resting spots along the tracks and you can reach the highest point of the national park, Pookivaara, in both traditional and free skiing style.
Descriptions of Rokua ski tracks.

Other Trails nearby

Oulujoki River Valley Tar Trail (Oulujärven Tervareitistö) 100 km

Starting Point
Rokuanhovi (Jaakonjärventie 43, 91670 Rokua) or Rokua Health & Spa (Kuntoraitti 2, 91670 Rokua)

This trail follows the Oulujoki river banks via Utajärvi and Muhos to Sankivaara, Oulu. The trail is marked with grey signs, orange-tipped trail marks and orange paint marks. The symbol of the trail is a logo depicting a tar boat. 

Read more about the Oulujoki River Valley Tar Trail (pdf, 1.9 Mb, www.ouka.fi). 

Mountain Bike Trail

Starting point: Hotel Rokuanhovi or Rokua Health & Spa
Trail markings: brown mountain biking symbols, and yellow paint signs on poles

MTB trails are maintained by the municipality of Utajärvi.

Across the national park runs about 40 kilometers of mountain bike trails. All trails are renewed in 2021-2022. There are different sections along the trail in terms of challenges. There are flat sections that can be cycled fast but also demanding sections due to the altitude differences. Part of the trail runs along a base of a forest road. Please note that in the national park, cycling is only allowed along the trail designated for the purpose. Stay on the trail and avoid any unnecessary erosion of the terrain. Some sections of the trail are shared with pedestrians. Please use the appropriate speed for the situation.

MTB map can be found here (rokuageopark.fi).


 

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When there is a forest and field fire warning in force, making fires in prohibited throughout Rokua National Park, including in fireplaces with air chimneys. The area’s dry lichen heaths can very easily catch fire. The person starting the fire is always responsible for its safety. Please note that making fires may also be prohibited for specific locations.

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).