Walking - take a step out into the wilderness and go explore!
The hiking trails in Rokua Geopark run through breathtaking scenery offering a thrilling ambience in all seasons. In summer the esker landscape with its carpet of lichen and clear pools, deep river valleys with broad-leaved trees and rocky river banks, and lakes with expanses of open water sparkling in the sunlight make for fascinating walks in a class of their own.
Hiking trails have been way marked for those who wish to embark on a walk of their own. They offer options for both beginners and more experienced trekkers alike so one can plan a leisurely stroll or an overnight expedition.
Easier and shorter routes include the nature trail in the Liimanninkoski Nature Reserve on the banks of the Muhosjoki River (approx. 1.2 km) and the Peuranpolku Trail in Manamansalo (approx. 2 km). More challenging routes include the Emperor’s Trail (Keisarinkierros) in Rokua (approx. 19 km) and the routes in the Oulujärvi hiking area (approx. 12 km). These run through varied countryside and feature greater differences in height.
There are also fitness trails in the area. Some of the routes are wheelchair accessible. Some of the trails are themed nature trails with signage along the route pointing out local natural and cultural features.