The Kuninkaanpuisto trail leads to a mosaic of forests and swamps, in which forest-clad elevations tower here and there over the swamps. Forest-clad elevations, small rocks, and boulders make the landscape varied. The toponymy of the area is influenced by a strong tradition of royal legends starting from the 16th century, when Gustav I of Sweden made hunting trips to the area. Kuninkaanpuisto is a daytime trip destination of reasonable length for hikers of different kinds. Situated in a relatively easy terrain, the trail can be walked by children and older hikers alike
Suitable as a day-trip destination for all people used to walking in nature
About 3 to 4 h with stops
The trail is marked on trees with blue dabs of paint. The intersections of paths are equipped with signposts guiding to the lean-to of Kokko-Valkeinen and the Hankanen rest area. From the lean-to of Valkeinen, the circle route continues in the direction indicated by the signpost to Soramonttu.
Starting point 1
Hankajärvi, the Hankanen rest area Karstulantie 942, 63800 Soini
(WGS84) N62° 53.41306' E24° 22.29022
The rest area is clearly signposted from Road 697.