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Pöyliövaara accessible trail

  • The gate of the Pöyliövaara accessible trail next to the turning point in the upper section. Photo: AT

    The gate of the Pöyliövaara accessible trail next to the turning point in the upper section. Photo: AT

  • The entire Pöyliövaara accessible trail is gravelled. Photo: AT

    The entire Pöyliövaara accessible trail is gravelled. Photo: AT

  • The journey begins in a massive pine forest. Photo: AT

    The journey begins in a massive pine forest. Photo: AT

  • Beautiful Lähdelampi Photo: AT

    Beautiful Lähdelampi Photo: AT

  • The Lähdelampi lean-to and the trail to the lean-to have been made accessible by graveling. Photo: AT

    The Lähdelampi lean-to and the trail to the lean-to have been made accessible by graveling. Photo: AT

  • The Pöyliövaara Lähdelampi next to the lean-to. Photo: AT

    The Pöyliövaara Lähdelampi next to the lean-to. Photo: AT

Pöyliövaara accessible trail

The Pöyliövaara Accessible Trail is around 3 km south of the city centre of Rovaniemi and the Kemi River. In the winter, ski trails connect to the Ounasvaara ski trail network. Pöyliövaara, or Pöyliö Hill, is a popular berry picking site in the summer.

 You can reach the start of the trail by car via the Kemin itäpuolentie road. There you will find the Kotikairantie turnaround. You can also park your car by the edge of the turnaround. A solid-surface road stretches 140 m to the lean-to. The difference in altitude between the road and lean-to is about 5 m, and the gradient is only about 5 degrees. This section is classified as accessible. You can admire the robust pine forests of Pöyliövaara along the trail.

 There is a large, boarded lean-to at the end of the trail by Lähdelampi, or Lähde Pond, featuring a campfire site and benches. There is a woodshed and an outhouse nearby. Pathways for wheelchairs have been built on the shore of the little lake.

 Directions: drive 3.9 km out of the city centre of Rovaniemi along the Kajaanintie road, which turns into Ranuantie; turn right on Kemijoen itäpuolentie; drive 500 m; turn left on Kotikairantie; drive 400 m to the starting point of the Pöyliövaara accessible trail. You can also park your car in the nearby Virikkolammenreitti parking area. The trail is open when free of snow from May to October. There are several daily bus connections to the parking area.

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  • Length: 0.14 km
  • Difficulty level: Easy Wheelchair Trail Easy Wheelchair Trail
  • Time: 1 h
  • Viewed: 1221
  • Latitude: 66.4714866301173
  • Longitude: 25.7356539278281

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