This extremely demanding trail traverses the large strict nature reserve across varying terrain. Kevo Strict Nature Reserve is one of Northern Finland's largest protected areas. In summertime hiking in the area is strictly restricted to marked trails. During winter skiing is allowed in the nature reserve, but there are no maintained ski trails. Locals who practice reindeer husbandry and other natural livelihoods have far broader rights and privileges within Kevo Strict Nature Reserve than hikers do.
There is a dense network of campfire and camping sites along Kevo Trail. There are however only a few open wilderness huts along the trail. On Kuivi Trail there are three; Ruktajärvi, Njavgoaivi and Kuivi open wilderness huts.
Suttesája - Luopmošjohka, 2 km
Suttesája / Sulaoja is the trail's southern starting point. When hiking from Sulaoja the trail travels first through fell birch forest across hilly terrain and finally descends to the River Luopmošjohka camping site. This section of the trail is easy to travel on the dry heath ground.
Luopmošjohka - Ruktajávri, 10 km
After departing from the River Luopmošjohka the trail leads along the ridge between the Luomusjärvi Lakes to Rutkajärvi open wilderness hut. The terrain along the ridge is hilly so expect some up and downhills. Before reaching the open wilderness hut the trail descends to a narrow isthmus between two lakes. There are some rocky parts along the trail, but it is still relatively easy to travel. Near the wilderness hut there is a lean-to shelter for day-trip use.
Ruktajávri - Njávgoaivi, 6 km
Leaving Ruktajärvi open wilderness hut there is a climb through fell birch forest to the open fells. The trail then descends into a ravine and again rises into the open fells before yet again descending; this time to Njavgoaivi open wilderness hut. On the grounds of the wilderness hut there is a campfire shelter for day-trip use. This section of the trail is easy to travel.
Njávgoaivi - Áhkojoga gámma, 7,5 km
From Njavgoaivi open wilderness hut the trail continues as a gentle downhill slope for about a kilometre, at while point hikers must wade across the River Njávgoaijohka. After the river-crossing there is an ascent. The trail however does not rise all the way into the open fells, but stays in the fell birch forest. Before reaching Áhkojoga turf hut the trail is hilly. There are a few fell streams along the trail. These can be crossed by wading.
Áhkojoga gámma - Kuivi open wilderness hut, 10 km
After passing Áhkojoga turf hut there is an ascent into the open fells. The trail then mostly leads across the open fells. At a few places the trail descends to the banks of fell streams. The slope leading down to the River Čeavrresjohka is very steep as is the climb back up from the river. For the rest of this section the travels across level and open fell terrain, which is however very rocky and uneven. Hikers can spot Kuivi open wilderness hut from over a kilometre away as the landscape is so wide.
Kuivi open wilderness hut - Guivi Fell - Kuivi open wilderness hut, 8 km
A 4-km-long trail from Kuivi open wilderness hut leads to the top of Guivi Fell (641 m). The trail is a constant uphill along the rocky fell-side. Hikers must return along the same trail. From this section of the trail there is a path towards Outakoski Rapids, which leads to the edge of the strict nature reserve.
Kuivi open wilderness hut - Fiellogahjohka, 13 km
This section of the trail leading from Guivi open wilderness hut to the River Buordnajohka is relatively easy to travel level terrain. The trail follows the border between open fell and fell birch forest in valleys between hills.
When setting off from the Buordnajohka the trail first follows level easy to travel terrain through fell mires and fell birch forests. At Bođosroadjá Fell the trail descends sharply to the banks of two fell streams after which there is again a steep incline. Soon after this there is a long descent to Fiellu Waterfall. This descent is several kilometres long and slopes gently except at the end where it drops steeply along the side of the canyon. Right before reaching the waterfall there are steps down the steepest portion of this section.
Fiellogeahjohka - Gaskkamuš Suohpášája, 5 km
This section of the trail begins with crossing the River Fiellogahjohka at wading point with a wire to hold onto. After crossing the river there is a steep climb from the canyon into the open fells. The uphill is a long one but it become gentler the higher you proceed. The trail alternates leading across open fells and through fell birch forests; on a few occasions the trail descends sharply down steps to the banks of fell streams only to climb up the opposite slope. The section ends with a set of steps, which lead steeply to the bank of a small stream. This section is rocky and there can be loose earth and rocks at parts, which makes the terrain difficult to travel.
Gaskkamuš Suohpášája - Suohpášája, 1,5 km
From the stream the trail climbs steeply along a set of steps. At first while approaching the canyon the trail leads through fell birch forest. For a while the trail follows the edge of the canyon and then reaches the scenically most beautiful point along the trail from where a vast view of Kevo Canyon spreads out in front of hikers. For the rest of this section the trail leads through fell birch forest and ends in a short, steep descent to a stream bank. At the camping site there is a wooden campfire shelter for day-trip use.
Suohpášája - Geavvogeašláttu, 8,5 km
After starting off with a sharp incline the slope becomes gentler and continues to rise for another 2 km. This whole section of the trail leads across open fells occasionally crossing over fell streams. There is a large boulder by the trail in the open fells. There is yet again a short but steep descent to the next camping site. This section is extremely rocky and therefore difficult to travel.
Geavvogeašláttu - Ruktajávri, 3 km
This section from Geavvogeašláttu camping site to Ruktajärvi open wilderness hut is easy to travel. It is slightly hilly and leads through fell birch forest. Near the open wilderness hut there is a lean-to shelter meant for day-trip use.
Ruktajávri - Luopmošjohka, 10 km
After passing Ruktajärvi open wilderness hut the trail first leads along a narrow flat isthmus between two lakes and then climbs onto a ridge running between the Luomusjärvi Lakes (Luopmošjávrrit). The ridge leads to the River Luopmošjohka camping site. The terrain along the ridge is hilly, so be prepared for small up and down hills. The trail is somewhat rocky, but it is still relatively easy to travel.
Luopmošjohka - Suttesája, 2 km
After the River Luopmošjohka camping site the trails last section begins with a small climb into hilly fell birch forest. The Kevo Trail's end point is at Suttesája / Sulaoja.