Hiking trail and historic residence by Lake Kuolimo

Traces of Ice Age trekking trail

Traces of the Ice Age trail (Jääkauden jäljet) is a hiking and mountain bike trail that runs through Savitaipale’s forest landscapes.

The bike trail starts from the Olkkolanhovi yard, hiking trail from Lepänkanto outdoor area.

Along the trail there is an ancient residence reconstructed in prehistoric style at the Rovastinoja. The resting place has a lean-to, dry toilet and a campfire site.

The nearest beach is the beach of Lepänkanto outdoor area, which is part of the Saimaa Geopark complex, the Lepänkanto terrain.

There are a couple of different trail options available in the area.

Contact information

Name of the attraction: Traces of ice ages
(Jääkauden jäljet in Finnish)
Myllylammentie 311, 54800 Savitaipale (hiking trail)
Olkkolantie 2, 54800 Savitaipale (Olkkolanhovi) (biking trail)
Open: All year round

Additional information

Province, location and region: Etelä-Karjala (South Karelia), Savitaipale, Lepänkanto (village) / Lake Kuolimo
Address: Olkkolantie 2, 54800 Savitaipale (Olkkolanhovi) (bike trail), Myllylammentie 300, 54800 Savitaipale (hiking trail)
Target group: Families with children, seniors, hikers
Distance from the center of Lake Korpijärvi: Approximately 47 km (approx. 40 min.) by car
Open: Lepänkanto outdoor area and nature trails are open all year round, but nature trails are not open during snowy days
Trail length: About 15-17 km
Duration: About 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate, part of the trail is not suitable for young children
Equipment: Hiking boots, rain gear in the rain, campfire equipment
Please note: The area is a protected area, so respect the nature. 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: Rovastinoja prehistoric residence

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 Traces of ice age trail and a route description of the Traces of ice age geological trail.

The Lepänkanto area is also presented on the Saimaa Geopark website. On the website you can find a PDF of the guide to the Lepänkanto area (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):

Millainen on Savitaipaleen kivikautinen asumus?

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 = 6786174.151, E = 532790.559 (ETRS-TM35FIN)


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