Oravivuori Nature Trail and Triangulation Tower

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The Oravivuori trail leads to the top of Oravivuori hill in Korpilahti’s Puolakka, where one of the survey points of the famous Struve Geodetic Arc, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, is located. The impressive triangulation tower on the summit of the hill is a sign of the significance of Oravivuori, and Puolakka measuring station, in the mapping of Finland. The path leading to the top of Oravivuori is about 1 km long and the rocky slope is quite steep in places. The views from the triangulation tower out over Lake Päijänne are beautiful.

The starting point and the parking lot are located on Vanhanpääntie road and they are accessible by car or taxi. However, the possibilities for parking are limited. Get more information of the local taxi company JYTAKSI. You can check the fixed taxi prices here.

Retkipaikka link: http://retkipaikka.fi/vapaa/struven-ketju-puolakka-korpilahti/

Contact information

41800 Jyväskylä
Starting/finishing point
The starting point and the parking lot are located on Vanhanpääntie road and they are accessible by car or taxi. However, the possibilities for parking are limited. Get more information of the local taxi company JYTAKSI on https://jytaksi.fi/en/.
Coordinates
ETRS-TM35FIN N 6867283, E 422538.
Length of trail
Allow 1-2 hours to complete the trail. There are stairs to make the steep climb easier.
Features
The route is marked with sign posts.
Shelter or barbeque location
There is a triangulation tower on the top of Oravivuori.
Trail maintenance
City of Jyväskylä (structures) and National Land Survey of Finland (signage)
 

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Contact information

41800 Jyväskylä

Starting/finishing point

The starting point and the parking lot are located on Vanhanpääntie road and they are accessible by car or taxi. However, the possibilities for parking are limited. Get more information of the local taxi company JYTAKSI on https://jytaksi.fi/en/.

Coordinates

ETRS-TM35FIN N 6867283, E 422538.

Length of trail

Allow 1-2 hours to complete the trail. There are stairs to make the steep climb easier.

Features

The route is marked with sign posts.

Shelter or barbeque location

There is a triangulation tower on the top of Oravivuori.

Trail maintenance

City of Jyväskylä (structures) and National Land Survey of Finland (signage)