Hitonhauta

Distance to the target from Kompassinaukio in Jyväskylä:

42 min.

Hitonhaudantie 102
41340 Laukaa

Paikallinen sää

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Hitonhauta

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.

Starting point/end point

Parking lot on Hitonhaudantie, from there a walk of circa 1.5 kilometres to the gorge.

Coordinates

N 6929435 E 435312

Route length

The distance from the parking lot to the gorge is circa 1.5 kilometres. The length of the gorge is around 800 metres.

Structures

The terrain is partly difficult, slippery and bouldery. There are no separate signs in the gorge.

Lapp hut or camp fire

Next to the parking lot there is the Harinen lean-to and a campfire site. In the Hitonhauta area, it is forbidden to make a fire.

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