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Hikers in a forest

Hiking trails

The main hiking trails in Ruokolahti offer varied landscapes accross ridges, hills and along many scenic lakes. The two Ruokolahti hiking trails consist of two loops that can be combined into a 40 km long circuit. Then there's the 70 km Ruokolahti - Rautjärvi -trail, which is part of the E10 -trail system.

The start/end of all hiking trails are at the Ruokolahti sports field (Metsolantie 3): map of start/finish for the hiking trails.

Lääväkorpi - Syväjärvi Trail

This popular 18 km hiking trail starts/ends at the sports field. The grandest part of the trail runs on top of a hill near lake Syväjärvi, after which you will soon arrive at Myllykoski shelter & campfire site.

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Lääväkorpi-Syväjärvi trail

Mustakulkkula Trail

The Mustakulkkula trail starts at the southern end of Syväjärvi, where the above trail turns back. On the shore of lake Kaituri you'll find a shelter and a fireplace.

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A sign in Mustakulkkula trail

Ruokolahti - Rautjärvi -Trail

The 70 km long trail between Ruokolahti and Rautjärvi is part of the National E10-trail system. It runs via Haukkavuori [Hawk Hill] to Rautjärvi minucipality and further on up to Parikkala municipality. 

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a view from Haukkavuori