Distance to the target from Kompassinaukio in Jyväskylä:
Lämpötila: -3.3°C Scattered, klo 11:25
Hitonhauta is a rugged gorge in Laukaa, formed by the Ice Age. The gorge is about 800 meters long and 30-40 meters wide, and its rock walls rise vertically to a height of 10-20 metres. In winter, magnificent frozen waterfalls form on the walls of the gorge.
The terrain in the gorge is difficult and slippery in places, and there are plenty of boulders at the bottom of the gorge. The nature of the area with its mosses and plants is very sensitive to wear and tear, so it is important to stay on the trail. Climbing the steep slopes is strictly forbidden, as is making fire in the area.
The easiest way to get to Hitonhauta is from Valkolantie road in the Valkola village, where there are signs signalling the road to Hitonhauta. From the parking lot, there is a circa 1.5 km walk to the beginning of the path leading to the gorge. Hitonhauta and the roads leading to it are located on the land of a private landowner, and the roads are not maintained. Some of the signs on the roadside are worn. There are no separate signs in the gorge.