Winter hiking routes

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Winter hiking routes

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Tahko winter hiking

Tahko, with many winter activities, is also ideal for winter hiking, although the routes are partly different than in summer and autumn. Many of the routes familiar from the summer season are used by skiers, winter cyclists and snowmobiles in winter, but the most popular places to visit can also be reached by foot. Please, note that walking at the slope area is not permitted for safety reasons.

The winter hiking routes marked on the map don’t have any actual maintenance, so snowshoes are often necessary, especially after a snowfall. Usually, you get a pretty good idea of the snow situation on the route from the beginning of the trail.

The winter hiking routes marked on the map doesn’t have any actual maintenance, so the snowshoes might be necessary, especially after a snowfall. Usually, you get a pretty good idea of the snow situation on the route from the beginning of the path.

The lengths for all routes below are reported in one direction.

Huutavanholma – Pehku 2,3km

Route: Huutavanholma gate – Observation deck – Observation tower – Restaurant Pehku

One of the most popular winter routes runs from the gate of Huutavanholma to Tahko observation tower and Restaurant Pehku, and usually stays open through the winter. This path is partly covered with wooden duckboards and stairs, so be careful with the ice.

The path winding through the Huutavanholma nature reserve to the top of Tahko is a very varied route, where the capture of a height difference of about 240m is rewarded not only with scenery, but also with excellent restaurant services at the top.

  • Nearest parking area: Tahkolaaksontie 4, but the start gate is on walking distance from the center of Tahko.

Tahkolaakso – Nallelaavu 1,2km

  • Shared route ( winter mtb, hiking, snowshoeing )
    • Please pay attention to other adventurers.

Trail leaves from the corner of Tahkolahti parking area, left side of Huutavanholma gate and is marked with white MTB signs. After crossing the skiing trail, the path leads you to a field behind the riding stable and to Nallelaavu lean-to shelter. This lean-to has firewood and toilet and it can also be reached via skiing trails.

Easy route, that has no height differences.

Tahko – Nipanen hut 5km

  • Shared route ( winter mtb, hiking, snowshoeing )
    • Please pay attention to other adventurers.

Route: Tahkolahti P-area – Nallelaavu lean-to – Nipasentie – Taukotupa resting cabin – Nipanen hut.

Trail leaves from the corner of Tahkolahti parking area, left side of Huutavanholma gate and is marked with white MTB signs. The path passes Nallelaavu lean-to and leads you about 3 kilometers through fields and snowy forests. From Nipasentie the path diverges upwards to the right. After about 1 kilometer climb you are at Taukotupa, a small red cabin that can be used for a break. But for a breathtaking view – keep going for one more kilometer to Nipanen hut. It´s worth it! This really large hut is located on the top of Tahko´s old skiing slopes. The hut has firewood and toilet and it can also be reached via skiing trails and snowmobile routes.

Tahko center – Mäkiautio lean-to 2,5km

This quite demanding route will lead you almost to the top and rewards you with its scenery and atmosphere. Be prepared of height difference of about 200 meters, this is an adventure!

Mäkiautio gorge stands out from the rest of the surrounding nature due to its beautiful geological bed. The area has been hidden and difficult to track until it was reconstructed during the years 2020-2022. The gorge´s stairways and duckboards doesn’t have winter maintenance, but the lean-to is reachable year round via path.

Mäkiautio lean-to ( Mäkiaution laavu ) has a view to center of Tahko + firewood and toilet.

Panorama – Mäkiautio lean-to 0,5km

Route: Panorama Bar parking area – Mäkiautio lean-to. Please notice that the car drive is about 14 kilometers as the parking space is located on the western side of Tahko Mountain.

Mäkiautio gorge stands out from the rest of the surrounding nature due to its beautiful geological bed. The area has been hidden and difficult to track until it was reconstructed during the years 2020-2022. The gorge´s stairways and duckboards doesn’t have winter maintenance, but the lean-to is reachable year round via path. Mäkiautio lean-to has a view to center of Tahko + firewood and toilet.

This quite easy route is suitable for people of all ages and the path is usually in good condition.

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