Take a stroll along the forest paths and duckboards to reach the wooden observation tower, the only one of its kind at Leivonmäki National Park, and enjoy the view over the mires.
The Kirveslammen Kierros Trail is a 1.7-km long circular route which fascinates with its varied nature that consists of mires, woods and water. The trail is marked with blue paint marks and it is also suitable for children because the terrain is easy to walk on and the path has lengthy sections of duckboards. The observation tower is at the half way point; admiring the view from the top is the highlight of the trip.
Things to see
The route description was created in the #Keski-Suomen retkeilyreitit maailmankartalle project, funded by Central Finland's Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
After returning from the Kirveslammen Kierros Trail continue your trip to the Luupään Lenkki Trail: have a snack at the lovely Harjujärvi campfire site!
The trail is easy. The forest paths are easy to follow and the mires are crossed along wooden duckboards, which may however get slippery in rainy weather. The trail runs on level terrain and the route is also well suited for children. The best season for visiting the trail is when there is no snow on the ground.
There is a trail map and clear signage to the trail from the Kirveslampi parking area. The trail is marked with blue paint marks and the recommended walking direction is anti-clockwise.
In dry weather, the trail can be walked in trainers. Dress according to the weather. In winter-time, snow shoes are recommended.
From highway 4 (Lahti-Jyväskylä):
Drive on Harjulahdentie road for 6.5 km. Turn left to Vartiamäentie road, and drive for 1.7 km. The starting point for the trails and the parking area is located on the left side of Vartijamäki road.
Euref-Fin (~ WGS84) lat: 61° 53.3592' lon: 26° 1.0189'
ETRS-TM35FIN: N: 6862241 E: 448326
ETRS89 maantieteelliset (~WGS84) lat: 61,889352180° lon: 26,016963695°