Torronsuo National Park Trails
Starting Points for Trails
All the trails of the National Park start at Kiljamo parking area (Somerontie 732). A section of Ilvesreitti trail begins at Häme Nature Centre and ends on the eastern edge of Torronsuo mire, in the area which was burnt in 1997 in a large forest fire.
- The 1,5-km-long trail round the island of Kiljamo is easy to walk, and there are duckboards on the mire sections. In this trail you can get a good picture of the open middle parts of Torronsuo Mire, the pine bogs and the diverse natural features on the islands with small patches of herb-rich forest.
- Services: Nature observation tower in Kiljamo, nearby the tower there are a campfire site and a dry toilet, both accessible.
- Sights: The mire scenery from the tower
- There is a 150-metres-long duckboard trail suitable for wheelchair and baby pram. It begins at the parking area of Kiljamo. At the end of the trail, on the edge of the open mire, there is a platform where you can admire and smell the domain of the Sphagnum moss and the Marsh tea. From the parking area, it is also possible for wheelchair users to go to the campfire site by the nature observation tower of Kiljamo, which is 300 metres away along a forest road. There is an accessible dry toilet near the campfire place.
- The 3-km -long trail, which begins next to the campfire site of Kiljamo, goes across Torronsuo Mire to the old quarry of Härksaari. On the mire section, you can admire the open landscape of Torronsuo Mire on the duckboards. On the southern edge of the mire, the trail goes into a forest for a while. On the forest section the trail is marked with yellow paint on trees. Quarz and feldspar were mined from the open quarry of Härksaari in the old times.
You can return on the same trail from Härksaari to Kiljamo, or continue to Haiponniittu (about 1 km away), where you find a sandy road going to the village of Torro. From the village you can walk on the road back to the duckboards in the National Park just before the parking area of Kiljamo. When hiking this trail via Torro, a map is needed, because the trail is not marked at all the places. The length of this trail from Kiljamo via the village of Torro back to the parking area is about 10 km.
Services: Nature observation tower in Kiljamo, nearby the tower there are a campfire site and a dry toilet, both accessible.
Sights: The mire scenery from the tower, the old quarry of Härksaari, the traditional agricultural landscape of the village of Torro.
Cross-country Skiing Trails
The skiing trails in Torronsuo National Park are suitable for classical style skiing trips. The trails are not lit. The volunteers of Torro Village Association make and maintain skiing trails in the National Park 1.1. - 30.3. The maintenance is mostly done in the weekends. When the snow conditions are good, there can be as much as 45 km of skiing trails in the National Park. Torronsuo skiing trail map (tammela.fi, in Finnish) can be printed from the webpage of the village of Torro, or picked up from Häme Nature Centre.
- Kiljamo - Lake Talpianjärvi Kallio - Kiljamo, 13,5 km, is an easy skiing trail with quite even terrain. Part of it goes outside the National Park.
- Services: Nature observation tower in Kiljamo, nearby the tower there are a campfire site and a dry toilet.
- Sights: The mire scenery from the tower in Kiljamo
- Kiljamo - Katavasaari Island - Kiljamo, 15 km, is an easy skiing trail with quite even terrain.
- Services: Nature observation tower in Kiljamo, nearby the tower there are a campfire site and a dry toilet. A campfire site in the island of Katavasaari (only for winter use, no dry toilet)
From Katavasaari Island, it is possible to get to Koskihaara forest loop, 9,5 km. The direction of skiing is clockwise. This is a hilly skiing trail in the forests outside of the National Park. There are no services along this trail.