Neulamäki round trail in the Kolmisoppi-Neulamäki nature conservation area

Neulamäki round trail in Neulamäki

Three nature trails pass through the Kolmisoppi-Neulamäki area. The nature trails are nearly fully located in a nature conservation area, which is also part of the EU Natura protected areas network.

The Neulamäki round trail is around five kilometres long, passes the Vuorilampi pond and the Tervaruukki hut, leading to Suuri Neulamäki hill. Among other things, visitors get to familiarise themselves with different nemoral forests, the most prominent of them a fern-rich forest along a brook leading to the Kolmisoppi pond. Along the trail, information is provided about different changes to the earth’s crust occurring in the area over time. The ancient Yoldia Sea shoreline dating back 11,000 years, is also located along the trail. Visitors can also read about the animal life in the area, from tiny insects to deer species. A climb on top of the Suurin Neulamäki hill is rewarded with stately rocks and landscapes displayed from the hill. The round trail has nearly one-hundred metre differences in elevation, which makes it unsuitable for those not in good physical shape.

The Pikkukierto round trail is around two kilometres long and unites the Neulamäen kierto trail and the Vanhan metsän polku trail at a campfire site located in the northwest side of the Vuorilampi pond. You can start hiking on the trail at the northwest side of the Kolmisoppi pond, which also has a small parking area for cars. You can reach the nature trail from the end of Juontotie street or a sports field in the Neulamäki neighbourhood. You do not need to wear rubber boots on the trails.

Kolmisoppi-Neulamäki-esite.pdf”>Kolmisoppi-Neulamäki brochure and map (pdf)

Information boards about the nature surrounding the Neulamäki round trail(pdf)

Location

Address: Pilpantie 142
City: Kuopio
ZIP code: 70700
Postal address:

Contact information

Name: Neulamäen kierto, Kolmisoppi-Neulamäen luonnonsuojelualueella
Phonenumber: 017 182 127