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Manafossen to Oygardstol

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Fabulous trail with lots of wonderful scenery.


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21.3

Miles

34.3

KM

88%

Runnable

3,237' 987 m

High

458' 140 m

Low

4,443' 1,354 m

Up

2,838' 865 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

118%

Max Grade (50°)

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Features Birding · Commonly Backpacked · Fall Colors · Fishing · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Parking area for cars available at the start or the end of the trail. Accessible by public transportation. kolumbus.no/ for bus tickets

Runner Notes

The trails are very muddy.

Description

If hiking, I recommend doing this route with two overnight stays.

I started in Sandnes and took bus number 23 to stop "Ålgård Europris". There interchange to bus number 48 to "Gilja." To the last part in Frafjord, I hitchhiked. Unfortunately there only a few buses each week. If you have a car drive to the parking Manafossen.

From the parking area, the first short run to the Manafossen waterfall is very exhausting; after that, the whole trail gains height slowly up to almost 1'000 meters altitude. You run through forests and along rivers/lakes. All of the trails are marked with a red "T." In Blåfjellenden and Langavatn, it is possible to rent accommodation, and even mobile data was available but unreliable. I marked a few places along the route, which I consider reasonable camping grounds.

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Don Caldi

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Huts at Blafjellenden
Aug 12, 2020 near Forsand, NO
River
Aug 12, 2020 near Forsand, NO
Langavatn
Aug 12, 2020 near Jørpeland, NO
National Park Frafjordheinae #1
Aug 28, 2020 near Forsand, NO
Trail to Blafjellenden
Aug 12, 2020 near Forsand, NO

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