kierinniemi nature trail 2,7 km

The Kierinniemi nature trail winds through a cape surrounded by a lake, where info boards about nature present the history of the forest. Along the trail, there are an old dead pine and moss-clad trenches. The trail offers elevation variations to the walker. Kierinniemi is located in the immediate vicinity of the Ähtäri tourism area. From the nature trail, you can for instance continue to Ähtäri Zoo to see pandas or bears. Ähtäri Zoo is the oldest natural zoo in Finland. The Zoo features 60 different animal species.


3 Facts:

  • A peaceful forest trail on a cape
  • Info boards about nature and an old dead pine
  • Blowdown and elevation variations

Trail rating:



The trail is suitable as a daytime trip destination for both beginners and adults and school-age children already familiar with hiking.


1.5–2 h

Trail markings:

The trail is signposted (metsäpolku, luontopolku) and marked with red signs.

Getting to the trail:

Starting point 1
Ähtäri Zoo Camping Parking area
Karhunkierros 229 63700 Ähtäri (WGS)
N62 32.415 E24 10.372

The starting point of the trail is at about 300 m from the parking area, at the north side corner of the camping area, by the lakeside.

(WGS) N62 32.493 E24 10.173

Other information:

MOBO orienteering, Zoo Camping
In the area, there are MOBO control points. MOBO is a free mobile application for orienteering, which can be downloaded to a smartphone from an app store.

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