Old forest path in the Kolmisoppi-Neulamäki nature conservation area

Vanhan metsän polku – Old forest path

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 old forest path passes partly through the same route as the Neulamäen kierto round trail. As its name suggests, the around four-kilometre trail presents information about the old forest. Visitors get to read about topics such as polypores and woodpeckers and other cavity-nest birds Impressive glacial erratics can be found along the trail, as a relic from the Ice Age. 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 old forest path(pdf)


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

Contact information

Name: Vanhan metsän polku, Kolmisoppi-Neulamäen luonnonsuojelualueella
Phonenumber: 017 182 127