Kurjenrahka National Park Trails
The marked trails in Kurjenrahka National Park are well connected to the Kuhankuono Hiking Trail Network outside the park area. Together, they form a trail system of more than 150 kilometres.
Karpalopolku trail, 1.7 km demanding accessible circle trail
Fully accessible only in the snow-free season, walking time one hour.
The whole trail is accessible by wheelchair and with a baby pram. The trail has been classified as demanding due to a few climbs along the way, and an assistant is recommended for wheelchair users. The signposts along the trail are also designed for persons with visual impairments. Karpalopolku hikers can also use the accessible services of Kurjenpesä.
Starting point: Kurjenpesä parking area, Kuhankuonontie 67, Pöytyä
Vajosuo Mire trail, 3 km circle trail
Open all year round, walking time two hours.
Suitable for beginners.
Starting point: Vajosuo parking area, Vajosuontie, Rusko
Lake Savojärvi trail, 6 km circle trail
Open all year round, walking time 2.5 hours.
The trail is open also during the period of restricted access to Lammenrahka (15 January – 15 July).The beginner-friendly first section of the trail (300 m) from the Kurjenpesä parking area to the Kuhankuono boundary mark runs along the accessible Karpalopolku trail.
Starting points: Kurjenpesä parking area, Kuhankuonontie 67, Pöytyä, and Rantapiha parking area, Savojärventie, Nousiainen.
Other hiking trails 0–10 km
Pukkipalo trail, 6 km or 9 km circle trail
Open all year round, walking time 2.5–3.5 hours.
Starting points: Pukkipalo parking area, Paltantie, Nousiainen, and Rantapiha parking area, Savojärventie, Nousiainen
Other hiking trails over 10 km
The hike of Vajosuo Mire, 30 km circle trail
Open all year round, hiking time two days.
The trail is mostly quite even and relatively easy to walk.
The section between Töykkälä and Kurjenpesä is closed due to the poor condition of the duckboards.
Starting points: Kurjenpesä parking area, Kuhankuonontie 67, Pöytyä; Rantapiha parking area, Savojärventie, Nousiainen; Vajosuo parking area, Vajosuontie, Rusko and Töykkälä parking area, Vällintie, Rusko
Kuhankuono Hiking Trail Network, 150 km
Kuhankuono Hiking Trail Network (kuhankuono.fi) is a network of trails implemented jointly by the Regional Council of Southwest Finland and local municipalities and landowners. The network comprises a total of 150 kilometres of paths, duckboards and forest roads. The trails are mostly maintained by the local municipalities, but Metsähallitus is in charge of the services and structures within Kurjenrahka National Park and Vaskijärvi Strict Nature Reserve. The trails on a map (kuhankuono.fi).
Kuhankuono Hiking Trail Network trail description
Kurjenrahka ski trail, 9 km circle trail
The Kuhankuono trail association (kuhankuono.fi) maintains the ski track when snow conditions permit.
A relatively easy traditional cross-country style ski track for beginners, families and groups.
Starting points: Kurjenpesä parking area, Kuhankuonontie 67, Pöytyä, and Rantapiha parking area, Savojärventie, Nousiainen)
Kurjenpesä Nature Information Hut
- Kuhankuonontie 67, Pöytyä
- Paltantie, Nousiainen
- Savojärventie, Nousiainen
- Vällintie, Rusko
- Vajosuontie, Rusko
More precise parking area addresses are not available. Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.
Check for Warnings
When forest and grass fire warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi) are in effect, fire is only allowed at covered campfire sites that have a flue. A fire can be also lit in fireplaces at wilderness and other huts. Always use extreme caution when handling fire. The one who lights a fire is always responsible for its safe use. Please note, that making fire at these campfire sites can be banned locally.