Starting Points for Trails

The Kalajan Kierros Trail, 4,6 km Nature Trail (the easy section, 1 km one way)

Hiking Walk on a nature trail Sights and scenery Campfire place Accessible lean-to shelter Accessible toilet  Parking Boating

When there is no ice and snow on the ground, the estimated travel time is 2–4 hours.

Hike the entire trail through the challenging terrain, or just the easy first section until the Vuori-Kalaja campfire shelter (1 km one way).

Climb to the top of Kalajanvuori hill to enjoy the magnificent views and enjoy a snack at the campfire shelter by an idyllic pond.

Scenery from Kalajanvuori. Photo: Jere Ekosaari
 

Starting Points
Address: The Kalaja parking area (Törmälän metsätie 136, Rautalampi, no winter maintenance). You can also walk 1.5 km along a forest road from the Törmälä Holiday and Course Centre (www.tormala.fi, Konnekoskentie 552, Rautalampi) to the Kalaja parking area.

Coordinates of the Kalaja parking area: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 35.5396' lon: 26° 42.5465' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6940202 E:485061

Coordinates of the Törmälä Holiday and Course Centre: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 36.0726' lon: 26° 43.1598' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6941190 E:485590

Hiking structures 
On the shore of Vuori-Kalaja pond, there is a campfire shelter, a campfire site and an accessible toilet. Please bring your own toilet paper.

Sights
The clear Vuori-Kalaja pond, Kalajanvuori hill, the old-growth forest with giant aspens and eight nature trail info boards (julkaisut.metsa.fi), presenting the natural features and history of the area.

Beautiful Vuori-Kalaja. Photo: Tiina Hakkarainen

Tarasoff hut. Photo: Tiina Hakkarainen

Route description
Trail marking: yellow paint mark
Recommended hiking direction: clockwise

Kalajan kierros is marked with yellow paint marks. Photo: Sanna-Kaisa Rautio

The 4.6 km Kalajan kierros circular trail starts by the Kalaja parking area, runs on the eastern shore of the Vuori-Kalaja pond, ascends to the top of Kalajanvuori hill, descends to the Vuori-Kalaja campfire shelter and returns to the parking area.

The first kilometre from the Kalaja parking area to the Vuori-Kalaja campfire shelter is a fairly easy gravel path. Photo: Hanna Korhonen

The first kilometre from the Kalaja parking area to the Vuori-Kalaja campfire shelter is a fairly easy gravel path, suitable even for pushchairs fit for use on rough terrain. Upon arrival at the shore of Vuori-Kalaja pond, you are welcomed by a comfortable rest stop and a rowing boat. The 2.6 km section around the pond, up to the hilltop and down again, is challenging due to the steep and uneven terrain. Since the trail is slow to walk and there is plenty to see on the way, we recommend reserving ample time for the journey.

There is a challenging terrain along the trail. Photo: Tiina Hakkarainen

Up and down! Photo: Metsähallitus / Maija Mikkola

If you wish, you can start your hike at the Törmälä Holiday and Course Centre. Törmälä is a 1.5 kilometre walk from the Kalaja parking area along a forest road (no route marking). Return along the same route. Starting from Törmälä, the total length of the trail is 7.6 km.

Print the map (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Please note
The rowing boat on the shore of Vuori-Kalaja pond is available for use. Please bring your own life vests.

 

The Accessible Vuori-Kalaja Trail, 300 m

Wheelchair route Campfire place Accessible lean-to shelter Accessible toilet  Accessible parking area  Boating

When there is no ice and snow on the ground, the estimated travel time is 30 minutes.
Route for wheelchair users, assistant needed

Enjoy the fantastic scenery of Vuori-Kalaja pond and have an unforgettable picnic in a beautiful natural setting.

The accessible Vuori-Kalaja trail. Photo: Riikka Mansikkaviita

Starting Point
The Vuori-Kalaja accessible parking area (Vuori-Kalajan metsätie 126, Rautalampi) is accessible to the disabled by car or taxi, but the road is closed with a barrier. To get the key to the barrier, please call Metsähallitus customer service.

Coordinates of the accessible parking area: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 35.0745' lon: 26° 42.1294' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6939340 E: 484700

An accessible stand for visitors in Vuori-Kalaja. Photo: Maija Mikkola.

Hiking structures 
On the shore of Vuori-Kalaja pond, the campfire shelter, campfire site and toilet are all accessible. Please bring your own toilet paper.

Sights
The clear Vuori-Kalaja pond and the surrounding rugged landscape.

Autumn colours. Photo: Jere Ekosaari
 

Route description
When there is no ice and snow on the ground, the trail is accessible with assistance (300 m). Assistance is recommended due to the differences in altitude. The trail goes partly on gravel path, partly on broad duckboards and partly on forest road (Vuori-Kalajan metsätie). By the shore there is an accessible stand for admiring the scenery. Also the campfire shelter and campfire site are accessible. 

Print the map (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

An assistant is needed in the accessible Vuori-Kalaja trail. Photo: Riikka Mansikkaviita.
 

Please note
The rowing boat on the shore of Vuori-Kalaja pond is available for use. Please bring your own life vests.

The starting point of the trail can be reached also from Kalaja parking area by walking on a one kilometer long fairly easy gravel path.

Lean-to shelter in Vuori-Kalaja. Photo: Maija Mikkola.

 

Kolmen Vuoren Vaellus (The Hiking Trail Three Mountains), 14 km Circular Trail (16 km in total)

Hiking Campfire place Dry toilet Lean-to shelter 

When there is no ice and snow on the ground, the estimated travel time is from 6 to 12 hours.
A very challenging trail, with large differences in altitude and rocky paths.

The hiking trail Three Mountains gives a taste of true wilderness. The rugged nature of Enonniemi features steep ascents and descents with spectacular views. The breathtakingly beautiful shores of Lake Konnevesi are ideal for a snack break or even an overnight stay.

Autumn in Enonlahti. Photo: Jere Ekosaari
 
Starting Point

The Kalaja parking area (Törmälän metsätie 136, Rautalampi, no winter maintenance) is 1 km from the starting point of the trail, the Vuori-Kalaja campfire shelter.

Coordinates of the Kalaja parking area: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 35.5396' lon: 26° 42.5465' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6940202 E:485061

Hiking structures 
Vuori-Kalaja campfire shelter, campfire site and toilet. Keskilahdi campfire site, canoe jetty and toilet. Enonranta campfire shelter, guest jetty with a canoe step and toilet. Please bring your own toilet paper. Midway on the trail, the Majaniemi rental hut and sauna (www.majaniemi.org, in Finnish) are available for visitors.

Campfire site at Keskilahti. Photo: Metsähallitus / Maija Mikkola

Enonranta campfire shelter is a sheltered resting place, when hiking on Kolmen vuoren vaellus -trail. Photo: Metsähallitus / Maija Mikkola

Sights
The picturesque shores of Lake Konnevesi, the old-growth forests of Enonniemi.

Route description
Trail marking: yellow paint mark
Recommended hiking direction: counter-clockwise

At Keskilahti on Kolmen vuoren vaellus -hiking trail. Photo: Metsähallitus / Maija Mikkola

The 14 km Three Mountains hiking trail starts and ends at the Vuori-Kalaja campfire shelter. To get there, take the fairly easy gravel path (around 1 km) from the Kalajanvuori parking area. The total journey is approximately 16 km. The trail takes you to the rugged terrain of Kituvuori, Loukkuvuori and the Kalajanvuori hills in Enonniemi. If you wish, you can stop by the scenic lookout points of Loukkuvuori and Kalajanvuori to admire the views from the highest points of the national park. 

Please note

  • Reserve plenty of time for the hike, as the terrain is slow to walk in and there is a lot to see. You can count walking 2 kilometres per hour.

Walking on rocky path uphill. Photo: Metsähallitus / Maija Mikkola

Steep rock walls by the trail. Photo: Metsähallitus / Ina Tuominen

The Kolmen vuoren vaellus -trail is challenging. Photo: Metsähallitus / Maija Mikkola

Nice resting place in Majaniemi. Photo: Metsähallitus / Maija Mikkola

  • If you get tired, you can take a shortcut straight to Enonranta, which shortens the trail with 2.2 kilometres.

The place for deciding weather to take a shortcut or not. Photo: Metsähallitus / Ina Tuominen


Print the map (julkaisut.metsa.fi).

Loukkuvuoren Lenkki (Loukkuvuori Hiking Trail), 2,8 km Circular Trail

Hiking Lean-to shelter Dry toilet Sights and scenery Canoe jetty Boat jetty 

When there is no ice and snow on the ground, the estimated travel time is 2 hours
A challenging trail, with large differences in altitude and rocky paths.

Loukkuvuoren lenkki trail offers hiking opportunity for boaters and paddlers. From the top of the hill Loukkuvuori you can enjoy the best view over the national park.

A beautiful view in Loukkuvuori hiking trail. Photo: Hanna Aho.

Starting Point
The Loukkuvuoren lenkki trail starts from the Enonranta campfire shelter, which is accessible by boat or canoe from Lake Konnevesi. The Loukkuvuoren lenkki route is also accessible by bicycle from the Loukkuvuori road. Barriers have been used to close the road off to cars.

Coordinates of Enonranta: Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 62° 34.8509' lon: 26° 39.0972' ETRS-TM35FIN N: 6938938 E: 482101

Enonranta jetty is the starting point to Loukkuvuoren lenkki trail. Photo: Jere Ekosaari

Enonranta jetty. Photo: Janita Juvakka

Hiking structures 
On Enonranta there is a guest jetty with a canoe step, a campfire shelter and a toilet. Please bring your own toilet paper.

Sights
On the top of the Loukkuvuori hill, you feel like being on the rooftop of the national park.

Route description
Trail marking: yellow paint mark
Recommended hiking direction: counter-clockwise

The Loukkuvuoren lenkki trail runs along challenging terrain to the top of Loukkuvuori hill and back to the shore. The path is rocky and has large differences in altitude. Magnificent views over Lake Konnevesi open up from the hilltop.

Print the map (julkaisut.metsa.fi).

Enonranta campfire shelter. Photo: Jere Ekosaari

Magnificent view over Lake Konnevesi open from the hilltop.Photo: Ina Tuominen.

Boating Routes

Boating

Boating on the Lake Konnevesi. Photo: Jouni Lehmonen.

An inland waterway across Southern Konnevesi runs east from Häyrylänranta in Konnevesi towards Konnekoski in Rautalampi. Routes diverging from this waterway include the one running northwards from Rääkänselkä to Närelahti, northwards from Mäkäräniemenselkä to Kivisalmi and southwards to Pitkäpohjanlahti. The waterway is 1.8 km deep. Proceed with caution outside the waterways, since plenty of shallows and underwater rocks appear at surprising locations in Southern Konnevesi. This waterway is challenging for inexperienced boaters.

Directions for boaters

Landing points
 

Canoeing Routes

Canoeing

Steep cliffs are typical in the eastern part of the Lake Konnevesi. Photo: Jouni Lehmonen.

The national park and its surrounding areas have several canoeing routes of various lengths and degrees of difficulty:

The routes are maintained by the municipalities of Rautalampi (www.rautalampi.fi) and Konnevesi (www.konnevesi.fi, in Finnish).

Directions for canoeing routes

Landing points

A sign of National Park near Kaituri campfire shelter. Photo: Maija Mikkola.

 

Customer Service


Tel. int +358 (0)206 39 5270
seitseminen(at)metsa.fi
 

Parking Areas

Törmälä
  • Konnekoskentie 552, Rautalampi
Kalaja (no winter maintenance)
  • Törmälän metsätie 136, Rautalampi
Vuori-Kalaja (no winter maintenance)
Häyrylänranta
  • Satamatie 60, Konnevesi
Kalasatama, Hanhitaipale
  • Satamatie 143, Rautalampi

 

Destination Brochure

Pdf-file 3.7 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

Trail Brochure

Trail Brochure

Pdf-file 1,7 Mb
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Dogs must be kept on a leash! Photo: Seppo Leinonen.

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