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Long distance hiking trail recommended route

Rajojen reitti Hiking Trail, Ruokolahti (E10)

Long distance hiking trail · Ruokolahti
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  • Rajojen reitti hiking trail, Ruokolahti
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  • / Rajojen reitti hiking trail, Ruokolahti
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  • / Torsanpää lakeshore
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  • / Barbecue shelter at the Torsanpää lakeshore
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  • / View from the Torsanpää Wetland Lookout Tower
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  • / Kaakkolampi lean-to shelter
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  • / Lentamo lean-to shelter
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  • / Myllykoski lean-to shelter
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  • / Myllykoski lean-to shelter
    Photo: Jani Hotakainen
  • / Myllykoski lean-to shelter
    Photo: Jani Hotakainen
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The trails in Ruokolahti provide various options, ranging from day trips to hikes that take many days. The Syväjärven kierros Trail is amongst the most popular trails in the region.
difficult
Distance 76.2 km
25:00 h
610 m
614 m

The Ruokolahti Hiking Trail (Ruokolahden retkeilyreitti) provides a varied landscape: it travels along eskers, climbs to high ridges and runs along the shores of many of the 500 lakes of Ruokolahti. The network of the hiking trails in Ruokolahti consists of two trails that can be made into a 40-km-long tour. The Rajojen reitti Hiking Trail branches off from Mustakulkkula towards Pohjalankila and further on to Haukkavuori Hill in Rautjärvi.

The Syväjärven kierros Trail starts by the sports field in the municipal centre of Ruokolahti. This popular trail is 18 km long. The most gorgeous section of the trail is a path running on a high cliff, close to Lake Syväjärvi. Thereafter, you will soon arrive at the Myllykoski lean-to shelter.

The Mustakulkkula Trail (Mustakulkkulan reitti) branches off from the southern end of Lake Syväjärvi. A longer tour runs via Lake Kaiturinjärvi and Mustakulkkula. The Haaroinsalmi lean-to shelter is located on the shore of Lake Kaiturinjärvi.

Author’s recommendation

The Rajojen reitti Hiking Trail branches off from Mustakulkkula towards Pohjalankila and further on to Haukkavuori Hill in Rautjärvi.
Difficulty
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Highest point
148 m
Lowest point
76 m
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Safety information

It is safest to move in a group if you do not know the terrain.

Before setting off, read about the destination and check the weather forecast.

In wet weather and in winter, duckboards, rocks and quays may be slippery. During the snowy season, the trails and routes are not maintained.

In an emergency, dial 112. Inform the operator of your location and what has happened and listen to their instructions.

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Start

Metsolantie, 56100 Ruokolahti (123 m)
Coordinates:
DD
61.487536, 29.147697
DMS
61°29'15.1"N 29°08'51.7"E
UTM
35V 614360 6818977
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Destination

Return to starting point or continue to Rautjärvi.

Note


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Public transport

The route starts from the center of Ruokolahti in Rasila, on the corner of the sports field.

You can arrive by bus to Rasila, Ruokolahti.

You can check the bus (Matkahuolto) schedules here

Getting there

Address of the Starting Point: Metsolantie, 56100 Ruokolahti.

From Puumalantie, turn to Ruokolahti (Metsolantie), 1 km to the sports field.

Parking

Free parking by the sports field.

Coordinates

DD
61.487536, 29.147697
DMS
61°29'15.1"N 29°08'51.7"E
UTM
35V 614360 6818977
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Wear sturdy footwear and clothes that suit the weather. It is recommended that you take first aid equipment, rainwear, a spare set of clothes, as well as enough food and drinks with you. 

Similar routes nearby

  • Rajojen reitti Hiking Trail, Rautjärvi (E10)
  • Pöröpeikon polku trail, Parikkala
  • Rajojen reitti Hiking Trail, Parikkala (E10)
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
76.2 km
Duration
25:00 h
Ascent
610 m
Descent
614 m
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