kuninkaanpolku trail 10,0 km

Kuninkaanpolku is located in the terrain between the centre of Soini and the Vuorenmaa ski centre. Offering a combination of wilderness, peace, challenges and even some thrill, this trail first leads to the top of the Vuorenmaa Hill, with a grand view of the surrounding landscape. After that, it descends into a river valley, where it follows the winding river, ascending every now and then to the surrounding heaths. The trail also passes through work sites of beavers, and so hikers may occasionally need to find their way across or under some fallen trees. There are four rest spots along the trail.

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3 Facts:

  • Several rest stops with woodsheds
  • Beaver work sites by the river
  • River canyons with ascents and descents

Trail rating:

Intermediate

Suitability:

Suitable for people in good condition accustomed to hiking in nature. Includes some elevation variations.

Duration:

ca 3-5 h in one direction, there and back 10 h (20 km)

Trail markings:

The trail is clearly marked with dots of red paint on trees and poles. The junctions are signposted. The trail is equipped with signs showing the walked kilometres, such as KP1, KP2, etc.

Getting to the trail:

Starting point 1
Upper parking area of the Vuorenmaa ski centre
Koskitie 25, 63800 Soini
(WGS84) N62 56.099 E24 10.014

From Vuorenmaantie Road, turn into Koskitie Road, and follow it about 100 m. At the signpost to Hiihtokeskus, turn right. Drive up the gravel road about 400 m until you arrive at the parking area. The starting gate is on the left.

Starting point 2
Starting or end point in Soini
Murtokankaantie 3, 63800 Soini
62°52'47.7"N 24°12'50.4"E

By Karstulantie Road, there is a signpost to the starting point of the trail. OTHER INFORMATION The trail can be walked in both directions. The recommended direction is from north to south, or from Vuorenmaa to Soini. The best landscapes are at the beginning of the trail.

Other information:

The trail can be walked in both directions. The recommended direction is from north to south, or from Vuorenmaa to Soini. The best landscapes are at the beginning of the trail.

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