Nature trails in Puijo

Soothing experiences only couple of kilometers from the market square.

Nature trails in Puijo

Puijontie 135
70300
Kuopio

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Nature trails in Puijo

The Puijo outdoor area, is located only a couple kilometers from Kuopio market square and its trails offer soothing experiences right next to the city’s pulse. The height of the Puijo hill is 232 meters from the sea surface and there are more than 200 hectares of protected forests in the area. You can learn about the area’s natural environment on three nature trails, each a couple of kilometres long.

Puijon polku (Puijo path) goes through an old nature reserve. The starting points of the trail are at the end of Puijonrinteentie and on the top of Puijo. The route has height differences of more than 100 meters, which is why it is not suitable for physically weak people. Puijon polku is marked with the color blue.

Konttilan kierto nature trail goes through an old primeval forest and a heritage farm Konttila. Konttila is an example of a typical finnish family farm and farming area. The main building was built  in 1770. There is cafe and small exhibition of nature of Puijo area in the Konttila. Konttilan kierto is marked with the color red.

Kokonmäen kierros is a circle route that goes through the nature reserve of Puijo. The trail is easy to walk but there are big differences in terrain’s height which makes it more challenging. Kokonmäen kierros route is marked with the color green.

Departures

Puijon polku | Hiking route map
Parking lot: On the top of Puijo, Puijontie 135
Parking lot: Kuopio baseball arena or Puijo skiing stadium (departure to the trails in the end of Puijonrinteentie)

Konttilan kierto | Hiking route map
Parking lot: On the top of Puijo, Puijontie 135

Kokonmäen kierto | Hiking route map
Parking lot: Konttila Farm, in the end of Antikkalantie or from the bottom of Antikkala slope

Places of interest

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Puijo Stairs

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Puijo Tower

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Mountain Biking Route in Puijo

Companies

Puijo Peak

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Puijon ravintolat