Torronsuo National Park is a large bog area in a natural state. In addition to valuable bog areas, the area features forests of various ages and beautiful lakeshores. The hiking trail, which travels through the southern parts of Torronsuo Mire and Torro village, is ideal for day trips. Many species of birds, including cranes and geese, stop to rest in the bog.
- Duration: about 4 hours
- Trail markings: Marked with yellow paint. The trail markings are inadequate in places.
- Suitability: Suited to families with children, but it is not wheelchair accessible
The trail first goes over Torronsuo Mire to the old Härksaari quarry. The bog stretch features duckboards. After reaching the southern edge of the bog, the trail proceeds through the forest for a time. From Haippo meadow, a dirt road continues to Torro village. There is a road connection from the village back to the duckboards section in the national park. The nature at Torronsuo is mainly bog with small islands of pine forest at the centre of the bog area. The bog area is surrounded by forests, ridges and rocks with stunning views.
Good to know
The route also features the Kiljamo observation tower, with a campfire site and a dry toilet nearby. Due to the wet nature of the Torronsuo Mire, especially during the spring and autumn floods, boots are necessary even on the duckboard trails. All the trails in the national park start at the Kiljamo parking area.
Much of the trail is over duckboards, which are slippery when it rains. Half the trail traverses hilly terrain at the edge of the bog. The final part of the trail from Torro village is along an easy road. The trail follows Somerontie for about 1.3 km, where hikers must be cautious of passing traffic.
To start the trail
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