Sanginjoki Trails

Signposts made of wood standing on the front of the lake around the forest in winter.

Starting Points for Trails

Road Korpiseläntie (Oulu)

Road Kuparisenpolku (Oulu)

Road Sanginjoentie 1101, Oulu

Road Isokankaantie (Oulu)

Road Sanginjoentie 1025, Oulu

Mountain biking

There are no trails reserved only for mountain biking in Sanginjoki, but cycling is allowed by Everyman's rights. It is not allowed to ride a bike outside roads and trails. Hiking trails can be challenging in places because of rocks, roots, and worn out duckboards. Gravel roads offer an easy option for biking. 

Hiking trails

Kalimeenkierros Trail, 5 km, circle trail

The trail will take you to the shore landscape of Kalimeen­lampi Pond and River Kali­meenoja, which runs from the pond, as well as to the old coniferous forest of Iso Polvikan­gas. Along the trail, you will see mires, islets of herb-rich forests and old spruce forests. The trail intersects with forest roads and snowmobile routes at several points, and a short section of the trail follows the same route as the Isokankaan kierros Trail. There are two separate campfire sites and lean-to shelters in the area surrounding Kalimeen­lampi Pond. At Myllykoski, along River Kalimeenoja, there are two campfire sites and lean-to shelters, side by side.

Available all year round. 
Category: Easy trail. Easy

Starting points

  • Kalimeenlampi: Korpiseläntie (Oulu)
  • Myllykoski: Kuparisenpolku (Oulu)

Services

  • Kalimeenlampi: campfire site with a shelter, and another campfire site with a lean-to shelter is located 400m to west. 
  • Myllykoski: Two lean-to shelters. 

There's an outhouse and woodshed on every camping spot.
 

Korpilammen kierros Trail, 2 km, circle trail

Korpilammen kierros Trail runs around Korpilampi Pond, and a section of the trail follows the same route as the longer Isokankaan kierros Trail. The mixed forests along the trail are becoming old. They used to be forestry areas in the past. The shores of Korpilampi Pond are eutrophic, and the pond is over-growing. You will find a campfire site and a lean-to shelter on the northern shore of Korpilampi Pond.  The previous finnish name of this trail was "Riistapolku". 

Available all year round. 
Category: Easy trail. Easy

Starting points

  • Korpiseläntie parking area
  • From Loppula parking area it is 1km walking to Korpilammen kierros trail. 

Services

  • Korpilampi lean-to shelter, outhouse.

There's an outhouse and woodshed on every camping spot.
 

Isokankaan kierros Trail, 10 km, circle trail

The hiking trail runs through the most significant esker landscape in the Oulu region. The highest point in Oulu, the nearly 90 metres high esker Takaharju, is located in the Isokangas area. The area chiefly consists of dry pine heaths, but there are also old spruce forests along the trail. The trail intersects with forest roads at several points, and short sections of the trail follow the same route as the Kalimeenkierros Trail and Korpilammen kierros Trail. There are two campfire sites and lean-to shelters along the trail, as well as the Ahinmaja rental hut, which has a sauna. The fireplace and jetty of Ahinmaja are reserved only for those who rent the hut. 

Some of the duckboards are in bad shape. 

Available all year round. 
Category: Easy trail. Easy, Intermediate trail. Intermediate

Starting point

  • Sanginjoentie 1025, Oulu.

Services

  • Isokangas lean-to shelter, outhouse
  • Kummunkorpi lean-to shelter, outhouse

There's an outhouse and woodshed on every camping spot.
 

Sanginjokivarsi

Sanginjoki riverside fishing site is a popular area for fishing. Along the river, there are multiple campfire sites available for all. The scenery along the river is also worth seeing.  Fishing permits are sold by the municipality of Oulu, (ouka.fi). 

Available all year round. 
Category: Easy trail. Easy

Starting point

Sanginjoentie 1025, Oulu.

Services

  • Several fireplaces along the trail