2 miles
Distance
24 ft
Climb
-1,580 ft
Descent
1,712 ft
High Point

Gjøvarden Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed

This is an authentic summit climb. It’s common to hike up in summer or ski up in winter, but it’s not so often you can ride up to a mountain summit by bike. Start this trail across the road from the car park by the Rakto river. The first 150 m is steep and often slippery. It may be easiest to carry your bike up this section. Follow the trail all the way up to 220 m above sea level then turn right towards the mountain Gjøvarden. The terrain is flatter where you turn but the trail gets steeper again after about 500 m. There is one step on this route, which is good to keep in mind when you are riding down. When you reach the shoulder of the mountain, you will see an impressive chute. Continue left to the top. Follow the same route down. The upper part of the ride is relatively steep, but the terrain is easy. Control your speed and avoid rear wheel lock braking. The steep section is followed by nice flowy sections with relaxed rolling. Remember the step about half way down and to turn onto the trail down to the car park. The last steep section will challenge your riding skills one more time.

This trail is mostly on peatland. It’s vulnerable terrain during wet conditions. Avoid riding this trail early in the season and in wet conditions.

Access Info

Starting from a parking lot on the road 866. The parking lot is on the sea side and there you can find as well a sign with some information about the trail. On the other side, the trail starts to Gjøvarden.

More Stats for Gjøvarden mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,556 ft
  • Altitude min
    156 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,712 ft
  • Altitude end
    156 ft
  • Grade
    -18.772%
  • Grade max
    -48.445%
  • Grade min
    17.755%
  • Distance climb
    305 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    511 ft
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Mikki88 (Aug 11, 2017 at 1:46)
       Flowtrack?
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      flag visit-lyngenfjord (Nov 13, 2018 at 1:21)
       One of the best trails in the region with a fantastic view over Kågen island!
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