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Korkalovaara nature trail

  • The Korkalovaara nature trail is an easy destination for a nature excursion. Photo: AT

    The Korkalovaara nature trail is an easy destination for a nature excursion. Photo: AT

  • Near the lean-to, the terrain turns more barren, to pine forest. Photo: AT

    Near the lean-to, the terrain turns more barren, to pine forest. Photo: AT

  • It is easy to walk on the Korkalovaara nature trail. Photo: AT

    It is easy to walk on the Korkalovaara nature trail. Photo: AT

  • The terrain of the nature trail is mainly easy to walk. When it is dry, the trail can be walked in almost any kind of shoes. Photo: AT

    The terrain of the nature trail is mainly easy to walk. When it is dry, the trail can be walked in almost any kind of shoes. Photo: AT

  • There are two lean-tos along the nature trail that face each other with a shared campfire site in between. A woodshed is located near the lean-to. Photo: AT

    There are two lean-tos along the nature trail that face each other with a shared campfire site in between. A woodshed is located near the lean-to. Photo: AT

  • The information boards tell, for example, about the area’s vegetation. Photo: AT

    The information boards tell, for example, about the area’s vegetation. Photo: AT

  • There are several anthills along the nature trail. Photo: AT

    There are several anthills along the nature trail. Photo: AT

  • The nature trail is ideal for observing different insects. Photo: AT

    The nature trail is ideal for observing different insects. Photo: AT

  • Myllyoja flows through the area. Photo: AT

    Myllyoja flows through the area. Photo: AT

  • Spruce mire along the nature trail. Photo: AT

    Spruce mire along the nature trail. Photo: AT

  • In good mushroom years, there are plenty of mushrooms to be found. Photo: AT

    In good mushroom years, there are plenty of mushrooms to be found. Photo: AT

  • The easy-access trail to the Keisarin lähde spring passes through beautiful pine forest. Photo: AT

    The easy-access trail to the Keisarin lähde spring passes through beautiful pine forest. Photo: AT

  • Massive pines grow in the surroundings of the Keisarin lähde spring. Photo: AT

    Massive pines grow in the surroundings of the Keisarin lähde spring. Photo: AT

  • Keisarin lähde spring bubbles clear water through a layer of sand. Photo: AT

    Keisarin lähde spring bubbles clear water through a layer of sand. Photo: AT

  • There is a table with benches next to the Keisarin lähde spring. Photo: AT

    There is a table with benches next to the Keisarin lähde spring. Photo: AT

Korkalovaara nature trail

The Korkalovaara Nature Trail is located around 3.6 km west of the city centre of Rovaniemi. Korkalovaara, or Korkalo Hill, is one of the hills surrounding the city, and it has been developed since the 1960s. The top of the northern side has been reserved for recreational use. The area features a tennis hall and a small ski slope and diverse ski trails.

The Korkalovaara Nature Trail winds through a forest dedicated to recreation and silviculture between the residential areas of Korkalovaara and Vennivaara. The natural environment along the trail includes dry coniferous forests, coniferous mires, various bogs, and forests turning into swamps. The nature trail has several starting points on both sides: Korkalovaara and Vennivaara. There are large, sand-based, strong-flowing springs along the trail. The largest has been named Keisarin lähde , Tsar’s Spring. Rare plants and invertebrates can be seen in, and around the springs. Information boards along the nature trail present the area’s nature, flora and fauna. The trail is well-suited for hiking and Nordic walking. It is clearly marked, and the watery sections are equipped with duckboards. The trail is ideal for day trips, and it is classified as easy. You should allow 1.5–2 hours for the round trip.

On a little mound along the trail, there is a camp of two opposite log-built lean-tos with a campfire site between them and a woodshed nearby. There are benches on both sides of the lean-tos. There are no outhouses in the area. Two springs along the trail provide drinking water if necessary.

Directions: drive to Katvetie, which is right by one of the three starting points. There are good guide signs on Katvetie and alongside the cycling road at the end of Kevättuulenkuja on the Vennivaara side. Ylimaantie is the third starting point. By bus you can reach Kiveliöntie in Korkalovaara and walk a short distance along Viittorinne to Katvetie. The nature trail is marked in the terrain with cone symbols. In the spring and autumn, rubber boots or waterproof shoes are recommended because the trail includes wet sections. In the summer, you can use running or hiking shoes. The trail is open for the snow-free season, from May to October.

Information

  • Length: 3.35 km
  • Difficulty level: Easy trail Easy trail
  • Time: 2 h
  • Viewed: 23210
  • Latitude: 66.5191760073838
  • Longitude: 25.6517347163575

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