E. Trail Run
Medium and long Trail
The trail begins with a warm-up: an easy trek on the pine needle-coated pathways of a heath forest as well as well-maintained duckboards. In the shelter of Liesjärvi National Park, the trail gets more technical with rocky terrain. Complete with protruding tree roots, the area presents a challenge even for the experienced trail runner. The highlights of the trail include the climb up to the scenic spot on top of Hyypiönkallio cliff, where your efforts are rewarded with a view over the lake.
The Medium and Long Trail separate at the Pirttilahti service point. The Medium Trail first climbs to the East along the lichen-speckled cliffs of the Lynx Trail and then descends to the magical shores of a forest lake. With the exception of a few short forest trail sections, you will be speeding along duckboards through small bogs and mastering your way along footpaths in mossy, mushroom-rich forests towards the finishing line looming at Eerikkilä.
The Long Trail traverses an exceptionally long but narrow ridge known as Kyynäränharju, which separates two lakes. You will also cross Kyynäränjuova, possibly the shortest river in Finland, using a pedestrian bridge. You journey will then continue along the gently rolling floor of a primeval forest towards the 1910s setting of Korteniemi Heritage Farm. The halfway service point is located in the yard of the heritage farm. From there, the trail continues to Ahonnokka Nature Trail and wind gradually back north. The Long Trail joins the Medium Trail for the final third of the way.
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