Valtavaara-Pyhävaara Trails

Summer Trails
 

Juhannuskallio Trail, 300 m / Direction

Hiking. Sights and sceneries. Parking area.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. 
Travel time in summer 20 min and in winter 45 min.
Category: Easy trail. easy
Starting Point: the end of the Roard Juhannuskalliontie near Ruka Peak Chalets 
Juhannuskallio Trail route description

 

Ruka Accessible Trail, 400 m / Direction

Easy wheelchair trail.Hiking. Sights and sceneries. Parking area. 

A view from the Ruka accessible route.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. 
Travel time 0.5 h
Category: Easy trail. easy
Starting Point: the end of the Roard Juhannuskalliontie near Ruka Peak Chalets
Ruka Accessible Trail route description

 

Sinipyrstön pyrähys Trail, 1.5 km, Circle Trail

Snowshoeing. Bird watching. Parking area.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. 
Travel time 45 min.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting Point
Sinipyrstön pyrähys Trail route description

 

Konttaisen kuhaus Trail, 2 km, Circle Trail

Hiking. Sights and sceneries. Parking area.

A child admiring the forest view from Konttainen hill.

Available all year around. 
Travel time 1 hour. 
See also winter trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting Point: Virkkulantie road parking area
Konttaisen kuhaus Trail route description

 

Valtavaaran huiputus Trail, 5.7 km, Circle Trail

Hiking. Sights and sceneries. Day trip hut. Lappish Kota hut. Dry toilet. Fireplace. Lean-to shelter. Parking area.

Two hikers on the Valtavaara trail in summer.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. 
Travel time 1.5 hours. 
See also winter trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting Point: Saarua parking area, Eastern Ruka.
Valtavaaran huiputus Trail route description

 

Valtavaara MTB Trail, 5.7 km

Mountain Biking. Sights and sceneries. Lappish Kota Hut. Fireplace. Dry Toilet. Parking area.

Two mountain bikers on a rocky trail in the woods.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. 
Travel time 1-1.5 hours.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting Point: Virkkulantie road parking area
Valtavaara MTB Trail route description

 

Pyhän jyssäys Trail, 6 km, Circle Trail

Hiking. Sights and sceneries. Lappish kota hut. Fireplace. Dry toilet. Parking area.

A hiker on a sightseeing platform on the Pyhän Jyssäys trail.

Available when the ground is unfrozen. 
Travel time 2‒3 h. 
See also winter trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting Point: Petäjäkuja parking area
Pyhän jyssäys Trail route description

 

Hiking Trails

 

Karhunkierros Trail, 82 km / Direction

Trail is in total 82-km-long and travels through Valtavaara Nature Reserve. Hikers remember Valtavaara Hill as the last major hurdle before reaching the end point, which is at Rukatunturi Fell. The north slope of Valtavaara Hill is quite rocky and worn and therefore demanding. Read more on Karhunkierros pages.

Winter Trails

 

Saarua Winter Trail 1.7 km, Circle Trail

Snowshoeing. Sights and sceneries. Pysäköintialue.

Available in winter on snowshoes.
Travel time 1 h.
See also summer trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Saarua parking area, Eastern Ruka.
Saarua Winter Trail route description

 

Konttaisen kuhaus Trail, 2 km, Circle Trail

Hiking. Sights and sceneries. Snowshoeing. Parking area.

Three hikers on the Konttaisen kuhaus trail on a sunny winter day.

Available in winter on snowshoes.
Travel time 1 h. 
See also summer trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Virkkulantie road parking area
Konttaisen kuhaus Trail route description

 

Valtavaara Winter Trail, 5.5 km, Circle Trail

Snowshoeing. Sights and sceneries. Day trip hut. Lappish kota hut. Dry toilet. Lean-to shelter. Fireplace. Parking area.

Hiker on Valtavaara Winter Trail.

Available in winter on snowshoes.
Travel time 3 h. 
See also summer trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Saarua parking area, East Ruka.
Valtavaara Winter Trail route description

 

Valtavaaran huiputus Trail, 5.7 km, Circle Trail

Hiking. Sights and sceneries. Day trip hut. Lappish kota hut. Dry toilet. Fireplace. Lean-to shelter. Parking area.

A hiker in the middle of snow-covered spruce trees.

Available in winter on snowshoes.
Travel time 1.5 h. 
See also summer trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Saarua parking area, East Ruka.
Valtavaaran huiputus Trail route description

 

Pyhän jyssäys Trail, 6 km, Circle Trail

Hiking. Snowshoeing. Sights and sceneries. Lappish kota hut. Fireplace. Dry toilet. Parking area.

Available in winter on snowshoes or fatbike.
Travel time 3-4 h. 
See also summer trail.
Category: Demanding trail. Demanding
Starting point: Petäjäkuja parking area. 
Pyhän jyssäys Trail route description

 

Hirsilampi Winter Trail, 4 km, Circle Trail

Snowshoeing trail. Biking.

Available in winter on snowshoes or fatbike. 
Travel time 2-4 h.
Category: Medium trail. Intermediate 
Starting point: Pyhän Jyssäys Trails parking area
Hirsilampi Winter Trail route description

 

Antinperä Winter Trail (Onkersuo), 4.4 km, Circle Trail

Snowshoeing. Biking.

Available in winter on snowshoes or fatbike. 
Travel time 1 h.
Category: Easy trail. Easy.
Starting point: Onkerniementie Road 19, 93820 Kuusamo. No parking in the area.
Antinperä Winter Trail route description

Cross-country Skiing Tracks

 

Valtavaaran latu Skiing Track(10,4 km), Circle Trail

This skiing trail is classified as demanding and is suited for classical and free style cross-country skiing.

There is no specified direction in which the trail should be skied and there is no lighting.
There are connecting trails from this trail to other cross-country skiing trails in the Ruka area, such as the Virkkula and Vuosseli trails.

More information on Ruka cross-country ski trail map (ladulle.fi) (ladulle.fi) ja Ruka ski tracks (ruka.fi).
 

Pyhävaaran latu Skiing Track, 11.4 km, Circle Trail

More information on Ruka cross-country ski trail map (ladulle.fi) ja Ruka ski tracks (ruka.fi).