Starting Points for Trails

Parking areas also maintained during winter.

Map of Nuuksio National Park. © Metsähallitus 2014

Recommended at Nuuksio

 

Punarinnankierros Trail, 2 km Circle Trail

Estimated time 1 h, no winter maintenance. 
An easy trail.

Hiking Campfire place Cooking Shelter Tent site Lean-to shelter Dry toilet Nature Information Hut Information Board Drinking Water Recycling Parking

As the easiest circle trail in Nuuksio, Punarinnankierros is ideal for beginners. The sights along the trail include the beautiful dry heath forests of Nuuksio and small lakes, the most spectacular one of which is Mustalampi with its floating mats of peat moss. 

Punarinnankierros Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen. 

Starting Point

Address: Haukkalampi, Haukkalammentie 32, 02820 Espoo (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for Haukkalampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.8649' lon: 24° 31.2936' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6689001 E: 363094

Services and hiking structures
Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut at starting and ending points, water available at the Guide Hut, camping site, campfire site and cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi.

Lake Mustalampi campfire site. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Haukanholma camp-fire place. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Sights
The turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

Route Description
Route markings: red.

Haukkalampi pond. Photo: Meri Marttinen.

Haukankierros Trail, 3,7 km Circle Trail

Estimated time 2 h, no winter maintenance. 
Challenging due to height differences.  

Hiking Campfire place Cooking Shelter Tent site Lean-to shelter Dry toilet Nature Information Hut Information Board Drinking Water Recycling Parking

Haukankierros treats visitors to spectacular landscapes created by the Ice Age: valleys and ravines as well as old-growth forests. You can admire the beautiful landscapes of Myllypuro valley from a height and enjoy the excellent services for hikers along the trail, including the cooking shelter beside Mustalampi Lake.

Haukankierros. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Starting Point
Address: Haukkalampi, Haukkalammentie 32, 02820 Espoo (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for Haukkalampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.8649' lon: 24° 31.2936' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6689001 E: 363094

Services and hiking structures
Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut at starting and ending points, water available at the Guide Hut, camping site, campfire site and cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi.

Sights
The scenery to Brook Myllypuro valley, and the turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

The trails at Haukankierros Circular Trail are marked in blue. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Route Description
Route markings: blue.

Please note
At the halfway of the trail, west side of Haukkalampi lake there are about 30 meters long steel stairs. It is possible for a dog to walk beside the stairs.

At the halfway of the trail, west side of Haukkalampi lake there are about 30 meters long steel stairs. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Korpinkierros Trail, 6-7,2 km Circle Trail

Estimated time 4 h, no winter maintenance. 
A challenging trail.

Hiking Campfire place Cooking Shelter Tent site Reservable Tent Site Lean-to shelter Dry toilet Nature Information Hut Information Board Drinking Water Recycling Parking

Korpinkierros impresses even the experienced hiker with its cliffs and diverse natural environment. Explore the herb-rich forests and be enchanted by the ponds.

Korpinkierros. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Starting ponts

Address: Haukkalampi, Haukkalammentie 32, 02820 Espoo and Siikaniemi, Siikajärvenranta, Espoo (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for Haukkalampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.8649' lon: 24° 31.2936' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6689001 E: 363094
Coordinates for Siikaniemi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 17.3591' lon: 24° 30.8904' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6686221 E: 362617

 

Services and hiking structures

Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut at starting and ending points, water available at the Guide Hut, camping site, campfire site and cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi, reservable camping site at Lake Kolmoislampi, two campfire sites/ camping sites and a lean-to shelter at Lake Holma-Saarijärvi.
 

Holma-Saarijärvi's campfire site at Korpinkierros Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Sights
The turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

Route Description
Route markings: yellow.

Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Korpinkierros Trail (8 km) will lead you through the nature filled with ponds. 

Korpinkierros. Photo: Petra Niskanen.

 

Korpin kierros. Photo: Petra Niskanen.

Easy Trails

Takala Trail, 1,5 km/one way

Estimated time 25 min/one way, no winter maintenance. 
An easy trail, also suitable for biking.

Hiking Biking Campfire place Lean-to shelter Reservable Lapp Hut Reservable sauna Accomodation Dry toilet Nature Information Hut Information Board Drinking Water Recycling Parking

Takala trail, which leads visitors through forested areas, is an easy walking path that is also suitable for cycling. The campfire site at the mid-point of the trail is ideal for taking a break, warming up and having your picnic.

Myllypuro stream. Photo: Sini Veuro.

Starting point
Beside Kattila main building. (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for Kattila: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 19.6976' lon: 24° 29.6322' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6690603 E: 361623

Hiking structures
Lean-to shelter and campfire site in Takala, campfire site in Kattila. Closest water point is located at Haukkalampi.

Common hepatica and Pulmonaria obscura. Photo: Sini Veuro.

Route Description
Route markings: orange signs with black stripes

Following the Takala Trail (1,5 km) you will get from Kattila to the Takala Lean-to-shelter.

Soidinkierros Trail, 4 km Circle Trail 

Estimated time 2 h, no winter maintenance. 
An easy trail that mostly meanders along open rocky ground.

Hiking Accomodation Restaurant
 

Get revitalised by the old-growth forest dotted with rocky outcrops!  You can get a bus directly to the start point from Leppävaara (238 KT, 238). 

Starting point 
Address: Siikaranta, Hotel Nuuksio, Naruportintie 68, 02860 Kirkkonummi (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for Siikaranta: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 16.7702' lon: 24° 30.0815' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6685156 E: 361831

Services and hiking structures
For hikers who like their creature comforts, the hotel services at the start point offer cosy accommodation and delicacies from the restaurant.

Route description
Trail markings: green

This flat trail takes in views across Soidinsuo, the greatest marshland in Nuuksio.

Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail, 2,7 km circle trail

Estimated time 1 h, no winter maintenance.
Specially designed for schoolchildren, Kaarinaispolku is also suitable for other hikers.

Hiking Nature Trail Parking

Go hiking and learn about nature while enjoying the forests, marshlands and bare rocky areas! This varied trail even goes past an old landfill. 

Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Starting Point

Address: Kaarniaispolku parking area at the end of Soidentaantie road in Veikkola industrial estate (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for starting point: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 16.2592' lon: 24° 27.6114' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6684295 E: 359518

Route description
Trail markings: brown and white pine cone symbols.

Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail is marked with brown cone signs. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

The Nature Trail is located at the South-West corner of Nuuksio National Park. 

Other Hiking Trails, 0-10 km

Nahkiaispolku Nature Trail, 2 km circle trail

Estimated time 40 min, no winter maintenance.
Rather challenging due to the difficult terrain. 
 
Hiking Nature Trail Nature Information Hut Drinking Water Parking
 
Nahkiaispolku trail introduces visitors to forest restoration. Restoration is a method of nature conservation in which a variety of measures are taken in an area to allow its recovery back to the natural state.
 
Nahkiaispolku Nature Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.
 

Starting Point
Adress: Haukkalampi, Haukkalammentie 32, 02820 Espoo (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for Haukkalampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.8649' lon: 24° 31.2936' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6689001 E: 363094

Route description
Trail markings: brown and white pine cone symbols.

Klassarinkierros Trail, 3,9 km Circle Trail

Estimated time 2 h, no winter maintenance.
Rather challenging due to height differences. 

Hiking Campfire place Tent site Tikankolo Rental Hut Dry toilet Parking

In the more quiet western part of the park, you will be soothed in the embrace of the forest and lakes, breathing in the fresh air of the national park. Enjoy the striking landscapes of Klassarinkallio rock and linger beside Saarilampi Lake, listening to the murmur in the spruce trees.  

Klassarinkierros Trail is marked with violet signs. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.
 

Starting point
Address: Valklampi parking area, Valklammentie 1, Vihti (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.7173' lon: 24° 26.7633' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6688886 E: 358913

Hiking structures
Saarilampi camping area, campfire site and dry toilet and Tikankolo rental hut

Saarilampi campfire site at Klassarinkierros Trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Sights
Saarilampi and the view from Klassarinkallio to the west.

Route description
Trail markings: purple. 

Klassari kierros trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

Klassarin kierros trail. Photo: Laura Lehtonen.

 

Haukkalampi-Haltia Connecting Trail, 4,6 km

Estimated time 2 h in each direction, no winter maintenance.
Extremely challenging.

Hiking Dry toilet Information Board Drinking Water Recycling Parking

The trail connecting Haukkalampi and Haltia with its major height differences is a treat for the hiker in search of challenges. Lunch and café services are available in Haltia, so there is no need to carry your own sandwiches. While having your break, you can relax and enjoy Haltia's interesting exhibitions that change periodically. 

Hikers at Nuuksio. Photo: Mauri Leivo.

Starting Points

Address: Finnish Nature Center Haltia: Nuuksiontie 84, 02820 Espoo and Haukkalampi: Haukkalammentie 32, 02820 Espoo (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi) 

Coordinates for Haltia: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 17.6269' lon: 24° 33.4218' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6686630 E: 364967
Coordinates for Haukkalampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.8649' lon: 24° 31.2936' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6689001 E: 363094

Route Description
Route markings: orange signs with black stripes.

The connecting trail between Haukkalampi and Haltia (4.6 km) starts from the main entrance to Haukkalampi. It contains challenging ascents and descents, with steps in the steepest places. Between Nuuksiontie road and Nuuksionpää road there are about 30 meters long steel stairs in the trail. It is possible for a dog to walk beside the stairs.

Connection
This trail 
connects with Päivättärenpolku nature trail in Haltia (1.4 km). The Secret of the Red Feather nature trail (0.2 km) is intended for children. Another circle trail starting around the corner from the centre is Maahisenkierros (2 km). Maahisenkierros trail is accessible for prams, pushchairs and wheelchairs (when assisted). Haltia's nearby nature trails (www.haltia.com) are located on lands owned by the City of Helsinki and the Solvalla sports institute. 

Nearby Finnish Nature Center Haltia, one can admire landscapes over Nuuksio Pitkäjärvi Lake from Maahisenkierros Trail. Photo: Meri Marttinen.

Maps 
The trails nearby Haltia and Nuuksio National Park (www.haltia.com, in Finnish)

Other Hiking Trails, over 10 km

Trail through Nuuksio National Park, approx. 14 km 

No winter maintenance.

Hiking Campfire place Parking

The route stretches throughout the entire National Park starting from Siikaniemi, going through Haukkalampi and Kattila or Högbacka all the way to Salmi hiking area.

Starting Points
Siikaniemi, Kolmoislammenranta, 02860 Espoo and Salmi hiking area information point, Salmentie 75, 03300 Otalampi (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for Siikaniemi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 17.3591' lon: 24° 30.8904' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6686221 E: 362617

Coordinates for information point in Salmi hiking area: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 22.5374' lon: 24° 30.3336' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6695847 E: 362468

Route description
Trail markings: Orange markings of Haukankierros connecting trail.

Veikkola-Salmi Connecting Trail, 20 km/one way

No winter maintenance.
Challenging.

Veikkola-Salmi connecting Trail (20 km) will lead you from Veikkola via Siikajärvi and Haukkalampi all the way to Salmi hiking area. Ypu can choose the details of the trail yourself. 

Starting Points
Salmi hiking area and Veikkola, Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail parking area (pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Coordinates for information point in Salmi hiking area: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 22.5374' lon: 24° 30.3336' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6695847 E: 362468

Coordinates for Kaarniaispolku Nature Trail parking area: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 16.2592' lon: 24° 27.6114' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6684295 E: 359518 

Services and hiking structures
Camping sites and other services depend on your choice of the route.

Route description
Trail markings: orange signs with black stripes.

Trail 2000, 110 km

No winter maintenance.
Suitable for biking.

Hiking Biking

Trail 2000 is a 110-km-long hiking trail, which begins in Laakso in Helsinki, and goes through the National Park. The trail is marked with blue band on the trees.

Trail 2000 in Central Park. Photo: Aura Piha.

Starting Point
Address: Lääkärinkatu 8, 00250 Helsinki

Route description
Trail markings: blue-white ribbons on trees.

Biking Trails, aproxx. 30 km

The trails consist of roads accessible by car, small cart roads, and short footpath sections. The trails are not as good as urban cycle tracks, but they are driveable by an ordinary bike, walking the footpath sections and hills, if necessary. No winter maintenance.

Biking

Nuuksio National Park is accessible by bike. For cyclists there are circular and through trails in the National Park, and they continue onto the surrounding recreational forests. Please note that cycling is only allowed on the trails designated for this purpose.

Foto: VisitFinland mediabank.

Starting points

Address: Kattila, Haltia, Haukkalampi, Parking area of Valklmapi and Hotel Nuuksio at Siikaranta.(pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi) 

Coordinates for Kattila: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 19.6976' lon: 24° 29.6322' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6690603 E: 361623

Coordinates for Haltia: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 17.6269' lon: 24° 33.4218' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6686630 E: 364967

Coordinates for Haukkalampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.8649' lon: 24° 31.2936' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6689001 E: 363094

Coordinates for Valklampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.7173' lon: 24° 26.7633' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6688886 E: 358913

Coordinates for Siikaranta: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 16.7702' lon: 24° 30.0815' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6685156 E: 361831

Also the National Bike Trail Network's route number 2 goes through the National Park from Siikajärvi via Haukkalampi to Salmi.

Services and hiking structures
Oravankolo and Tikankolo Rental Huts, the reservable camping site at Lake Kolmoislampi, camping site at Lake Saarilampi and camping site/cooking shelter at Lake Mustalampi.

Sights
The turf floats of Lake Mustalampi

Riding Trails, approx. 22 km

No winter maintenance.

Horse riding. Campfire place Dry toilet Parking

Did you know that it is possible to ride a horse in Nuuksio National Park? Most of them are former cart tracks, which are used by for example hikers too. Please note that horse riding is only allowed on the trails designated for this purpose (julkaisut.metsa.fi).

Starting points
Kattila and Parking area of Valklmapi.(pdf 6,2 MB, julkaisut.metsa.fi, in Finnish) 

Coordinates for Kattila: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 19.6976' lon: 24° 29.6322' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6690603 E: 361623

Coordinates for Valklampi: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 60° 18.7173' lon: 24° 26.7633' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6688886 E: 358913

Customer Service

Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Tel. int. +35840 163 6200
nuuksio(at)metsa.fi

Haukkalampi Nature Information Hut

Services Offered by Partners in Nuuksio National Park

Partners operating in Nuuksio provide e.g. accommodation, restaurant, conference, training and programme services and guided tours all year.

Parking Areas 

Haukkalampi
  • Haukkalammentie 32, Espoo
    • Haukkalammentie can become congested from time to time. Parking on the shoulder is strictly prohibited to ensure constant access for emergency vehicles. For visitors arriving by car, the best starting points for excursions are the parking areas of Kattila, Högbacka, and Siikaniemi. Haukkalampi can also be reached on foot from the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, but the hiking trail is challenging.
Kattila Högbacka
  • Kattilantie 31, Espoo
Siikaniemi
  • Kolmoislammenranta, Espoo

Parking area addresses are in Finnish to be used in navigators.

Other parking areas

Parking areas are maintained during winter.

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When forest and grass fire warnings 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. 

Check the current warnings (en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi).

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 3,1 Mb (www.julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

Dogs must be kept on a leash!

Hiking Tips

Own paths
If you know how to orientate, in the National Park area it is possible to hike outside the marked trails. With the Nuuksio-Luukkaa outdoor map and a compass, you can enjoy the diverse natural features of Nuuksio.

Destinations accessible in wheelchair and/or baby pram:
The National Park landscape is quite demanding, due to differences in altitude. However, the closest destinations around Haukkalampi and Kattila can be reached with a baby pram. There are also grounds of old roads in the area, and some of them are quite easy to access. The Haukanholma camp fire site can be reached also by a wheelchair.

In the winter
it is quiet and peaceful in Nuuksio. You can ski, and walk with or without snow shoes. In the winter there are no maintained skiing or hiking trails. The nearest maintained skiing trails are in the recreational forests of the surrounding towns.

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