Rokua National Park Trails

There are about 57 km of marked trails in Rokua area. Man can also travel from Oulu to Rokua along The Tar Route Hiking Trail.

The trails are easy or mid difficult. To prevent the erosion caused by the feet of hikers, it is recommended that hikers stay on the marked trails.

Starting Points for Trails

  • Rokua National Park parking areas on the Keisarintie (Emperor's Road, southern side of the park) and Pooki (northwest side of the park) 
  • Jaakonjärvi parking space (former Visitor Center Suppa)
  • Rokua Health & Spa
  • Hotel Rokuan Hovi
  • Rokuan leirikeskus, Rokua YMCA Centre

Easy Trails

Harjunpolku 2.5 km, Circle Trail

 Pysäköinti

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 1 Hour.
Category: Easy Intermediate (slight altitude differences)
Starting Point: Rokua Health & Spa, Kuntoraitti 2, Rokua
Description of Harjunpolku Hiking Trail

 

Demanding Trails

Pookinpolku 6 km, Circle Trail

      

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2 Hours.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots).
Starting Point: Pooki parking area on the northwestern border of the national park
Description of Pookinpolku Hiking Trail  
 

Rokuansydän 8 km, Partly Circle Trail

   

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 2-3 Hours.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots.
Starting Point: Jaakonjärvi parking space, Jaakonjärventie 2, Rokua (former Visitor Centre Suppa).
Description of Rokuansydän Hiking Trail  

 

Keisarinkierros 19 km, Circle Trail

      

Available when the ground is unfrozen.
Travel time 1-2 Days.
Category: Intermediate (some altitude differences and difficult spots).
Starting Point: Jaakonjärvi parking space, Jaakonjärventie 2, Rokua (former Visitor centre Suppa).
Description of Keisarinkierros Hiking Trail  
 

Winter Trails

Skiing tracks

Rokua ski tracks follow hiking trails.
There are resting spots along the tracks and you can reach the highest point of the national park, Pookivaara, in both traditional and free skiing style.
Descriptions of Rokua ski tracks.

Other Trails nearby

Oulujoki River Valley Tar Trail (Oulujärven Tervareitistö) 100 km

Starting Point
Rokuanhovi (Jaakonjärventie 43, 91670 Rokua) or Rokua Health & Spa (Kuntoraitti 2, 91670 Rokua)

This trail follows the Oulujoki river banks via Utajärvi and Muhos to Sankivaara, Oulu. The trail is marked with grey signs, orange-tipped trail marks and orange paint marks. The symbol of the trail is a logo depicting a tar boat. 

Read more about the Oulujoki River Valley Tar Trail (pdf, 1.9 Mb, www.ouka.fi). 

Trails Maintained by the Municipalities

The trails maintained by the surrounding municipalities add to the trail network in the area. They are marked in the forest and in Rokua outdoor map with yellow colour.

ilmatieteenlaitos.fiCheck for Warnings

When there is a forest and field fire warning in force, making fires in prohibited throughout Rokua National Park, including in fireplaces with air chimneys. The area’s dry lichen heaths can very easily catch fire. The person starting the fire is always responsible for its safety. Please note that making fires may also be prohibited for specific locations.

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