Vanuvuori Nature Reserve
Vanuvuori Nature Reserve | Nature trails and observation tower
Vanuvuori Hill, located in Hiltulanlahti, Kuopio, is a nature reserve consisting of three peaks: Ukko-Vanu, Akka-Vanu and Pikku-Vanu. Vanuvuori rises more than 200 meters above sea level and the area is home to several nature trails that allow for a circular route of approximately 4-5 kilometers.
The parking area and departure point are located at Koirakaarre 70, 70870 Kuopio. The beginning of the trail passes through an old logging area but when you reach the nature reserve you will be confronted with dense forest and, in some places, very steep ascents and descents.
The nature trails are marked with dotted lines on the National Land Survey map service. You can also use the service to measure the distances.
In spring 2023, a 20-meter-high observation tower has been completed at the top of Ukko-Vanu, offering stunning views in several directions. The observation tower is accessible via a 2,7-kilometer long nature trail. On the nature trail on the northern slope of Ukko-Vanu, there are stairs that make it easier to access the observation tower. During the summer of 2023, a temporary campfire spot has been completed along the trail, and in 2024, a lean-to shelter, a campfire spot and a toilet will be built along the nature trail.
Please note that mountain biking is not permitted in the nature reserve and fires are only allowed in the campfire spots.
- Koirakaarre 70, 70870 Kuopio, Finland
- Parking area