Hossa National Park Trails

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There are about 90 km of trails in the Hossa National Park. The trails, most of which are easy to travel on, run through the most handsome esker and lake scenery in Hossa. You can set off for a long hike by linking circle trails by means of the connecting trails. There are trails, destinations and accommodation that are accessible to all in the national park and close to the visitor centre.

In many places, the hiking and biking trails run along the same trails. Hossa also provides trails that are accessible to all. Please be considerate to the others on the trail.

There is no winter maintenance on the hiking or biking trails.

Easy Trails 

Lihapyörre Accessible Trail, 200 m / Direction

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time (there and back) less than 30 minutes
Category: Symbol for Easy wheelchair trail an easy wheelchair trail
Starting point: Lihapyörre parking area
Description of the Lihapyörre Accessible Trail   

 

Huosilampi Accessible Trail, 500 m/ Direction

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time (there and back) less than 1 h
Category: Symbol for Demanding wheelchair trail a demanding wheelchair trail
Starting point: the parking area opposite to the Lihapyörre parking area
Description of the Huosilampi Accessible Trail 

 

Muikkupuron mutka Accessible Trail, 1.5 km / Direction

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 1 h by wheelchair / direction, on foot 0,5 h.
Category: Symbol for Demanding wheelchair trail a demanding wheelchair trail Symbol for Easy trail easy
Starting point: Hossalaislammet parking area
Description of the Muikkupuron mutka Accessible Trail 

 

Hossa Nature Trail, 3 km, Circle Trail

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 1 h
Category Symbol for Easy trail easySymbol for Intermediate trail intermediate
Starting point: visitor centre
Description of the Hossa Nature Trail   

 

Hakokosken hujaus Trail, 5 km, Circle Trail

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 2 hrs
Category: Symbol for Easy trail easy - Symbol for Intermediate trail intermediate
Starting point: Huosivirta parking area
Description of the Hakokosken hujaus Trail


 

Other Hiking Trails 

Huosiuksen huikonen Trail, 8 km, Circle Trail

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 3‒4 hrs
CategorySymbol for Intermediate trail intermediate
Starting pointHuosivirta parking area
Description of the Huosiuksen huikonen Trail 

 

Värikallion kaarros Trail, 8 km, Circle Trail

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 3 hrs
CategorySymbol for Intermediate trail  intermediate-demanding
Starting pointLihapyörre 
Description of the Värikallion kaarros Trail 

 

Laukkujärven lenkki Trail, 10 km, Circle Trail  

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 3 hrs
Category: Symbol for Intermediate trail intermediate 
Starting pointHossalaislammet 
Description of the Laukkujärven lenkki Trail 

 

Kokalmuksen kierros Trail, 14 km, Circle Trail 

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 4‒5 hrs
Category: Symbol for Easy trail easy 
Starting pointHossalaislammet 
Description of the Kokalmuksen kierros Trail

 

Ölökyn ylitys Trail, 5 km, Circle Trail 

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 3 hrs 
CategorySymbol for Demanding trail demanding 
Starting pointJulma-Ölkky parking area 
Description of the Ölökyn ylitys Trail 

 

Ölökyn ähkäsy Trail, 10 km, Circle Trail 

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 5 hrs
Category: Symbol for Demanding trail demanding 
Starting pointJulma-Ölkky parking area 
Description of the Ölökyn ähkäsy Trail 

 

Mountain Biking Trails

Jatkon valkea Trail, 10 km, Partly a Circle Trail 

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 1 h 10 min
CategorySymbol for Easy trail easy
Starting point: visitor centre, the starting point for mountain biking trails
Description of the Jatkon valkea Trail  

 

Harjujen huikonen Trail, 12.5 km, Circle Trail 

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 1.5 h
CategorySymbol for Partly demanding partly demanding / intermediate
Starting point: visitor centre, the starting point for mountain biking trails
Description of the Harjujen huikonen Trail 

 

Kokalmuksen kierros Trail, 14 km, Circle Trail 

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 1.5 h
Category: Symbol for Partly demanding partly demanding
Starting point: Hossalaislammet parking area
Description of the Kokalmuksen kierros Trail 

 

Sininen saavutus Trail, 50 km, Circle Trail 

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 4.5 h
CategorySymbol for Demanding trail demanding
Starting point: visitor centre, the starting point for mountain biking trails
Description of the Sininen saavutus Trail 


 

Canoeing Trails

Iijärvi Canoeing Route, 14 km

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 8 hours 
Categoryrapids scale II, a demanding route
Starting point: Iijärvi 
Description of the Iijärvi Canoeing Route 

Somero Canoeing Route, 16 km

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 14 hours 
Categoryrapids scale I-II, an easy route
Starting point: lake Julma-Ölkky
Description of the Somero Canoeing Route 

 

Peranka Canoeing Route, 37 km

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 2-3 days
Category: rapids scale I-II+
Starting point: Lake Iso-Perankajärvi 
Description of the Peranka Canoeing Route 

 

Hossanjoki Canoeing Route 40 km

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Available when the ground is unfrozen,
travel time about 2-3 days 
Category: rapids scale I-II+ 
Starting point: Lake Hossanjärvi
Description of the Hossanjoki Canoeing Route 

Winter trails

There is approximately over 30 kilometres cross-country skiing trails in the Hossa area. The trails are meant for classic style skiing. Wilderness tracks and multipurpose tracks are suitable for skiing, fatbiking, snow-shoeing and walking. The trails are maintained when there is enouhg of snow and ice. The wilderness tracks are maintained in January - April.

Situation 24 th March 2020: The wilderness tracks to Värikallio and Julma-Ölkky are no longer maintained due to corona. Also maintenance of the skiing trails and multipurpose tracks will end 25 th March 2020. 

You can also move along the drifts of untouched snow. In spring, the period of crusty snow provides many opportunities for exercising. You can also go skiing, snowshoeing or fatbiking along the maintenance tracks.