What can one do in Riuttaskorpi?
Notice! Trail markings and trails in Riuttaskopri area are in poor shape. If you plan to go to Riuttaskorpi, make sure you have a map and compass with you.
Walk on Marked Trails
Riuttaskorpi is a brilliant place for day-trips. There are about 15 km of hiking trails in the area.
Go Wilderness Trekking
You can extend your hike by following Pirkan Taival Hiking Route. It is maintained by surrounding municipalities and leads to Ikaalinen (www.ikaalinen.fi), the town of Parkano (www.parkano.fi, in Finnish) or in the directions of Ylöjärvi (www.ylojarvi.fi), Ruovesi (www.ruovesi.fi, in Finnish) or Virrat (www.virrat.fi). The trail also connects the region's two national parks, Seitseminen and Helvetinjärvi. Hikers travelling along the trail can stay overnight in tents, lean-to shelters or rental huts.
Go Canoeing and Rowing
The River Keihäsjoki Canoe Route (www.pirkanmaan virkistysyhdistys.fi, In Finish) can best be canoed in springtime when there is plenty of water. The rapids along the route are not for beginners. Some of the rapids and damns in the area must be passed on land carrying your canoe. At the parking area situated on the north shore of Lake Kalliojärvi there is a launching ramp for canoes.
Ski Cross-country off Trails
Skiers may ski off-trails in all parts of Riuttaskorpi Recreational Forest.
Go Ski Trekking
Overnight ski excursions are possible along the traditional cross-country which are maintained along the route of Pirkan Taival Trail that runs along the southern boundary of Riuttaskorpi. The ski trail is maintained by the municipality of Ylöjärvi (www.ylojarvi.fi). Skiers in the area can stay overnight in tents, lean-to shelters or rental huts.
Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are Everyman's Rights in Riuttaskorpi. Lure fishing is permitted once you have purchased a fisheries management fee (www.eraluvat.fi) or a Metsähallitus recreational licence (www.eraluvat.fi, in Finnish). To be able to lure fish you must also have paid the national fisheries management fee (www.eraluvat.fi). Permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (www.eräluvat.fi). Fishers need to check the restrictions on fishing sites at kalastusrajoitus.fi (In Finnish).
Riuttaskorpi Recreational Forest is included in Metsähallitus small game area 6645. Small game hunting permits can be bought from Metsähallitus netstore (www.eräluvat.fi).
Go Berry and Mushroom Picking
Picking berries and mushrooms is permitted in the recreational forest.
Swimming is permitted in the area's waters. There is a pier on the northeast side of Lake Haukijärvi, which is primarily intended for those using the rental sauna there. There is no official swimming spot in the area.