Rokua National Park Trails

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

There are about 57 km 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.

Starting Points for Trails

  • Rokua National Park parking areas on the Keisarintie (Emperor's Road, southern side of the park) and Pooki (northwest side of the park) 
  • Jaakonjärvi parking space (former Visitor Center Suppa)
  • Rokua Health & Spa
  • Hotel Rokuan Hovi
  • Rokuan leirikeskus, Rokua YMCA Centre

Easy Trails

Harjunpolku 2.5 km, Circle Trail

A sunny lake landscape, green forest and a blue sky in the background.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
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 6 km, Circle Trail

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

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2 Hours.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots).
Starting Point: Pooki parking area on the northwestern border of the national park
Description of Pookinpolku Hiking Trail  
 

Rokuansydän 8 km, Partly Circle Trail

Two hikers having a break on wooden stairs.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2-3 Hours.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots.
Starting Point: Jaakonjärvi parking space, Jaakonjärventie 2, Rokua (former Visitor Centre Suppa).
Description of Rokuansydän Hiking Trail  

 

Keisarinkierros 19 km, Circle Trail

Three young hikers standing on wooden stairs, they are leaning against the handrail admiring the view. After the stairs, a pine forest opens up with ground covered in lichen.

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 1-2 Days.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots).
Starting Point: Jaakonjärvi parking space, Jaakonjärventie 2, Rokua (former Visitor centre Suppa).
Description of Keisarinkierros Hiking Trail  
 

Winter Trails

Skiing tracks

Two snowshoers in a snow-covered forest. A clear blue sky can be seen in the background.

Rokua ski tracks follow hiking trails.
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). 

Trails Maintained by the Municipalities

The trails maintained by the surrounding municipalities add to the trail network in the area. They are marked in the forest and in Rokua outdoor map with yellow colour.

 

Mountain Bike Trail

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

The trunk of the mountain bike trail is formed by a 27-km-long trail that circles in the national park. There are very 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.
 

Other Maps

 

 

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).