Photo: Keski-Suomen ELY
The Kivimäki Hiking Trail is a 5 km path that runs through varied terrain around the hills of Iso and Pieni Kivimäki and lake Syväjärvi. There is a lookout tower on top of Iso Kivimäki with views over forested peatland towards lake Kolima.
Starting point and guidance: After Pihtipudas, turn towards Keitele (road no. 6570) and drive 14.2 km. Look out for a sign on the right-hand side: “Kivimäen kierros, luontopolku ja näkötorni 1 km”. You will need to walk for just under 1 km from the car park to the start of the path.
Starting point coordinates: ETRS-TM35FIN N 7024533, E 442237
WGS84 lat 63.34486, lon 25.84595
Average hiking time:
The trail is partly rocky and has steep inclines. The terrain is challenging in places, so allow at least 2–3 hours to complete the trail.
The route is marked.
The route runs along rocky terrain. Some rocky passages and the wetland by lake Syväjärvi have boardwalks. We recommend sturdy outdoors shoes for this trail.
Rest areas, lean-to shelters, etc.:
There is a lookout tower, lean-to shelter, campfire site and woodshed on top of Iso Kivimäki. There is a jetty and a campfire site by lake Syväjärvi.
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