What's Currently Happening in Pyhä-Luosto National Park
The winter trails of the national park have been marked and the maintenance has started
The national park's snowshoeing and winter biking trails are marked on the terrain with blue plow marker poles, and the maintenance of the winter biking trails has started, excluding the Pyhä Wilderness Trail and the skiing/winter biking trail from the Ukko-Luosto parking area to Rykimäkero, which will be opened for week 8. You can read more about the winter trails on the trails page. You can get a free winter trail map from Visitor Centre Naava and from many local companies.
Winter cycling trails are maintained about once a week, you can check the latest maintenance date on the real-time monitoring service (InfoGis.fi, in finnish). From the same service, you can also see opened cross-country skiing tracks and their latest maintenance date. Within the national park area, the skiing trails connecting Luosto and Pyhä, which follow the chain of fells, will be opened for week 8.
Tunturiaapa bird watching tower has been taken down
The bird watching tower on Tunturiaapa Nature Trail has been demolished, as the tower was in poor condition and not safe to use anymore. The duckboards on the nature trail are also in poor condition in places, please be careful when using them.
Stair construction work in Luosto
New stairs are being made on the hiking trail from Tikkalaavu lean-to shelter uphill towards Ukko-Luosto Scenic Hut (on the section with very steep hills). This trail is part of the Luosto Nature Hiking Trail and the Summit of Ukko-Luosto Trail. The stairs will be constructed on the side of the existing trail so the trail can be used normally during the works. Please do not try to use the unfinished stairs due to risk of injury.
New Huttujärvi household water well is in use, boil drinking water
A new household water well has been installed near the Huttujärvi rental hut. The new well can be used but it is recommended to boil the water meant for drinking due to small amounts of bacteria found in the water sample. The well water can be used normally for sauna and bathing. We will announce when the water is good to drink straight away.
Finished trail renovation works
In Pyhä, on Pyhä-Luosto Hiking Trail (yellow trail markings) a trail part from Karhunjuomalampi to Huttuloma has been surfaced with gravel during the summer of 2023; the surfacing works are now finished. In Luosto, the Luosto Nature Hiking Trail (green trail markings) now has new duckboards. The duckboards of the Rykimäkero Trail (red trail markings) in between Pyhä and Luosto have also been renewed as are the duckboards of the Poropolku Trail in Pyhä and Luosto-Yli-Luosto Trail in Luosto.
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