Kouvola, Ketunlenkki trail, 5,0 km

REPOVESI NATIONAL PARK, KOUVOLA

5 km

Medium

Ketunlenkki Trail offers rousing experiences and some nice challenges in Repovesi National Park. The trail crosses water systems using a suspension bridge and a hand ferry, which are experiences in themselves. The water is bordered by rugged cliffs, bright heaths and moss-covered spruce copses that seem to be straight from a fairy tale. The climb up to Katajavuori Hill is over 200 steps up an almost vertical cliff. It is hard work, but the magnificent view is worth it.

  • Duration: about 2 h
  • Trail markings: Marked with orange paint on trees
  • Suitability: The trail is also suited to families with children, but it is not wheelchair accessible

Trail description

A fairly broad path leads from the parking area to a 50-metre long suspension bridge, which links the east and west side of Lapinsalmi. There is a nice rest area near the bridge. The trail continues up Katajavuori, which offers one of the best views in Repovesi. The descent follows an occasionally stony path to Lake Katajajärvi and towards the Kapiavesi rest area. The trail travels through a dry heath and occasionally in a moss-carpeted spruce forest. The trail turns stony at the foot of Terrivuori, whose rugged rocks stretch toward the sky. From Määkijäniemi the trail travels through a forest that has been restored by burning. The Kettulossi ferry takes you over Määkijäsalmi, and the rest of the trail follows the lakeside.

Good to know

The trail can be easily combined with trails of the Repovesi National Park, such as the Kaakkuri Circuit (24 km) or the old Valkeala hiking trail.Hiking in Repovesi follows the principles of sustainable nature tourism. Hikers pick up their rubbish. It is also advisable to bring your own toilet paper. The Määkijä rest area has a well. The trail is suitable for training shoes, but hiking shoes are a sturdier choice for uneven terrain. It is possible to take a shortcut from the Lapinsalmi rest area to the Kapiavesi rest area, leaving about half a kilometre between the two.

Difficulty level

Medium. The trail features some fairly challenging and occasionally stony paths with a lot of tree roots. The climb up the stairs to Katajavuori is quite demanding. There are a lot of rocks at the foot of Terrivuori. Ketunlossi is a hand ferry for up to eight persons. It is possible for just one person to move the ferry by pulling the padded cable. There are three rest areas along the trail, one of which is 200 m distant from the trail.

To start the trail

Repovesi National Park Lapinsalmi Riippusillantie 55 47910 Hillosensalmi

Sights

  • Rewarding trail for day trips
  • Features Lapinsalmi suspension bridge and Ketunlossi ferry
  • Katajavuori Hill offers one of the best views in Repovesi

 

Photo gallery of Ketunlenkki trail:
Galleriakuvake

 

Hiking video from Repovesi National Park:

Maps & guides

Download a printable pdf-leaflet with map:

Ketunlenkki trail

 

Repovesi National Park at Nationalpark.fi

Topographic map of Repovesi National Park

Brochure and map of Repovesi National Park by Metsähallitus

Excursionmap.fi – Online topographic map of Finland

Accommodation

Visit Kouvola

Hiking Services

Repovesikeskus, accommodation, guiding and program services

Links

Orilammen maja offers boat rides to Repovesi National Park. Stops are at Lapinsalmi, Karhunlahti, Kuutinkanava and Mustalammenvuori. For further information: info@orilampi.com, puh. (05) 389 881.

Visit Kouvola
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