Tahko Hiking Trails
Different length hiking trails in Tahkovuori.
Tahko Hiking Trails
Tahko hiking trails guiding to the midst of nature
Tahko hiking trails were maintained and marked in the fall 2016. Five different length routes were marked on the terrain. Four of the routes are circular, and one is a connecting track that passes through the Huutavanholma nature reserve.
All routes are named and marked on the terrain with both guidance signs and color codes. The signs include the route’s name, the direction of the route and the distance to the end of the route. In addition, the signs have a color code for the route that appears on the trees along each route.
The official departure and return destination of the marked hiking routes is the red wooden shelter next to Restaurant Piazza, Sääskiniementie 560, Tahkovuori. Cars can be parked also in Tahkolaakso parking lot, Tahkolaaksontie 1.
These trails are marked also on a printed map, which is available from most of the companies in Tahko area. However, you can easily go to these routes without a map, because the signs are clear and they are well visible. Just choose the route and length, that best suits your needs and hopes.
Huutavanholma route 4,6km
The route: Tahko – Huutavanholma – Restaurant Pehku – Tahko stairs – Tahko.
The route through Huutavanholma goes to the top of Tahko and comes back down the Tahko stairs. At the beginning, the path is quite rocky up to the Huutavanholma bridge, that is why good shoes are necessary.
Along the route, you will bypass Huutavanholma reserve area, small campfire place (Note! Own firewood), Tahko observation tower, Pehku Bar and Tahko stairs. Please note that since the Tahko stairs are closed during the winter season, the Huutavanholma route is only available up to the observation tower and Pehku Bar (approximately 1.8 km). The route is connected to the Kettukangas and Tahkomäki routes.
- Color of the route: green
- Suitable: for walking
Kettukangas route 5,5 km
The route: Tahko – Huutavanholma – Kettukangas – Skiing trails – Tahko
The route starts on the same trail as the Huutavanholma route and the beginning is quite rocky. After Huutavanholma, the trails diverge and the route continues towards Kettukangas. At the top, the path ends on the cross-country skiing trails where you start to walk back down quite steeply. Below the hill, the route continues along a well-maintained skiing trail back towards the center of Tahko. The campfire place of Tahkolahti beach hits the route, but you can also visit the lovely Nallelaavu near the Kettukangas route.
- Colour of the route: yellow
- Suitable: for walking
Tahko mountain route 14,1 km
The route: Tahkolahti parking lot – panorama chairlift starting point – Panorama Bar & Cafe – Pehku Bar – Huutavanholma – Kettukangas – campfire place Nipanen – Tahkolahti parking lot.
The route starts along the road from the bottom of the slopes and continues from there on a rocky snowmobile route towards to the top. After a couple of kilometers the route reaches the top of Tahko and comes to Panorama Bar & Café, continuing from there along the road towards Pehku Bar. At this point, you should visit the Tahko observation tower as well!
From the Pehku Bar, the route continues to Huutavanholma, Kettukangas and a wonderful campfire place, Nipanen. After Nipanen, the route goes down the slopes and eventually you’ll get back to the skiing trail which leads you back to the center of Tahko.
- Colour of the route: red
- Suitable: for walking and partly for mountain biking as well
Rahasmäki route ( 20,1 km)
The route: Tahkolahti parking lot – panorama chairlift starting point – Hiekkoniemi – Rahasmäki – Välimäki – Nipanen campfire place – Peipposharju – Korpipelto – Tahkolahti parking lot
Rahasmäki route goes around practically the whole mountain of Tahko. There are about 370 meters of ascent on the way and the platform also varies between easy dirt roads and rocky paths. Despite the challenge, the route rewards hikers with amazing views and lovely resting places. Probably the most popular resting place is the campfire place on the shore of the clear-water pond of Rahasmäki old mine. As a second stop, we recommend Nipanen campfire place, where you can eat and warm up even in cold weather.
The beginning and the end of the route follows the Tahko mountain route, but this route does not rise to the top of Tahko. The route goes around the west side of the slopes, in the scenery of Rahasmäki.
- Colour of the route: Black
- Suitable: For walking and mountain biking