Raudhovden–Hindset’n Mountain Biking

Discover a playground for mountain bikers close to Oppdal

  • Med utsikt over hele oppdalsbygda byr Hindset`n både på fin sti og fantastisk utsikt.

    Med utsikt over hele oppdalsbygda byr Hindset`n både på fin sti og fantastisk utsikt. Photo: Martin I.Dalen

  • nSykkelsesongen er lag i Oppdal, og overlapper som oftest direkte med skisesongen.

    nSykkelsesongen er lag i Oppdal, og overlapper som oftest direkte med skisesongen. Photo: Martin I. Dalen

  • Fra toppen av Raudhovden er terrenget preget av svaberg. Lengre ned i skogen finner du flytsti, to hopp og fine klopper.

    Fra toppen av Raudhovden er terrenget preget av svaberg. Lengre ned i skogen finner du flytsti, to hopp og fine klopper. Photo: Martin I.Dalen

  • Hei, hopp - sykling er gøy. Oppdal er et eldorado for stisykling og du kan finne nye stier hver eneste dag.

    Hei, hopp - sykling er gøy. Oppdal er et eldorado for stisykling og du kan finne nye stier hver eneste dag. Photo: Martin I.Dalen

Essential info

  • Destination: Oppdal
  • Season: April–November
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 6.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 330 meters
  • Duration: 2–2.5 hours

About Raudhovden–Hindset’n

Raudhovden is the highest peak on the ridge just northwest of Vognillan. It’s easily recognizable with a large antenna at the top. The area has excellent terrain for mountain biking and most of the trails can be ridden both up and down. Each of the north, east, and south sides of Raudhovden are worth exploring and it’s easy to spend a whole day biking around them.

Getting there

Follow road 70 west from Oppdal towards Sunndalsøra. After 7 km, turn right onto Nerskogvegen (road 512). After a further 1.9 km, turn to the left over Dørreselva river to Hindset. Here you’ll find Storløkkja parking lot. The lot is primarily used for cross-country skiing in winter, but in summer there are usually a few spots available.

Trail description

From the parking lot, follow the signposted trail along the fences towards Grøtsetra, before it turns and heads directly towards Raudhovden. Be sure to follow the trail and avoid crossing into the farmland.

This trail is the most demanding option down from Raudhovden. There are steep sections towards the top with sudden turns and bare rocks. Further down, there is some fun cruising with jumps over two streams and some marshy parts.

These trails are shared with hikers and runners and it’s the responsibility of bikers to slow down for others. If you want more chance of having the trail to yourself, head out early in the morning.

Amenities

  • Parking (free)

Where to stay

Oppdal has a range of accommodation options available, including cabins, hotels, and Airbnbs.

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