One of the most beautiful trails in South Karelia

Orrainpolku trekking trail

Orrainpolku or Orrai trail, one of the finest hiking trails in South Karelia, is located in Savitaipale, in the scenery of Lake Kuolimo.

There are varied landscapes and climbs along the trail and great views at Luotolahdenvuori to Lake Kuolimo.

At the beginning of the trail is the Onkilampi lean-to, which is also suitable for families with children. The rest of the trail is more demanding and not suitable for small children.

There are two resting points along the route. Both Onkilampi lean-to and Luotolahdenkapia lean-to have a fireplace, a dry toilet and swimming facilities (for adults).

Find images from Orrainpolku in Instagram: use hashtag #orrainpolku.

Contact information

Name of the attraction: Orrainpolku
Address: Partakoskentie 1520, 54800 Savitaipale
Open: All year round

Additional information

Province, location and region: Etelä-Karjala (South Karelia), Savitaipale, Orrai (village)
Address: Partakoskentie 1520, 54800 Savitaipale
Target group: Families with children, seniors, hikers
Distance from the center of Lake Korpijärvi: Approximately 4o km (approx. 40 min.) by car
Open: Open all year round, but nature trails are not open during snowy days
Trail length: About 7-10 km
Duration: 2-3 h
Difficulty: Demanding, part of the trail is not suitable for young children
Equipment: Hiking boots, rain gear in the rain, campfire equipment
Please note: You can’t use prams or pushchairs in the nature trails.

More information:

More information about the destination can be found on the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’s website and its destination search page (cookies must be accepted to use the destination search).

More information can also be found on the Visit Savitaipale website: Orrainpolku

The destination can also be found on the outdooractive website and in the outdooractive app (available for download from app stores), where you can find a map of the destination.

See the Outdooractive website for a route description of the Orrainpolku trail and a route description of the Orrainpolku geological trail.

The Luotolahdenvuori steep cliffs is also presented on the Saimaa Geopark website. On the website you can find a PDF version of the Orrainpolku trail guide (save PDF) and a PDF version of the Luotolahti trail guide (save PDF).

There is also a written description of the destination on the Retkipaikka hiking website (website in Finnish, use e.g. Google Translator for translation):

Kymmenen kilometriä ihan metsässä ja rantakallioilla – tämä on Savitaipaleen Orrainpolku

Make sure the information is correct on the spot.

Maps and coordinates

Destination on Google Maps

karttapaikka.fi / National Land Survey of Finland – MapSite website:
N = 6796512.063, E = 534157.167 (ETRS-TM35FIN)


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