The Pieni Karhunkierros Trail

The popular Pieni Karhunkierros Trail starts from Retkietappi. It is a 12 kilometres long, fairly demanding day-route. It begins as a two-way trail which later forms a loop.

The route is marked with green tree signs. Along the trail there is a wilderness hut, an old mill, a lean-to, and some camp and campfire sites.

The best sights the Pieni Karhunkierros Trail has to offer are the ruggedly beautiful sceneries of rapids Jyrävä, Aallokkokoski, Myllykoski, Niskakoski and Kallioportti.

The trail also offers many experiences for nature experts.

If your timetable is tight, or you feel that the Pieni Karhunkierros Trail is too long or demanding for you, you can choose to hike the 7 km distance from Retkietappi to Jyrävä and Myllykoski rapids and back.

Whichever route you choose, it is lovely to end your hike at the comfortable lakeshore café of Retkietappi. A cup of coffee and a snack will taste heavenly after a day spent outdoors.
The easiest way to reach the nature trails and fishing sites is to rent a cabin at Retkietappi and start your hikes from there.

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