Kringlehøa Hiking Trail
Hike a peak with great views of the Innerdalen valley
- Destination: Oppdal
- Season: June–November
- Difficulty: Demanding
- Distance: 27.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 990 meters
- Duration: 7–8 hours
Kringlehøa is a majestic mountain peak in Trollheimen nature reserve. The peak is located along a ridge between Langvatnet lake and the Innerdalen valley.
The trail starts from the parking lot at Storli, near Storli Gard “Storli farm”. Follow road 70 west from Oppdal towards Sunndalsøra. After about 20 km you will reach Lønset. Turn right, driving past the Lønset church, and continue for 21 km into Storlidalen valley before arriving at Storli. A sign will direct you to the parking lot and there is a small fee for parking.
From the parking lot follow the road back a bit from where you came from. After about 300 meter you will find the marked trail starting off the road on your right-hand side. Follow this marked trail as it slowly climbs up to Tovatna lake. Continue hiking along Tovatna lake.
About 1 km after leaving Tovatna you will take a right in the trail junction towards Langvatnet lake. At the eastern end of Langvatnet the trail heads up to the peak. This last section of the trail is quite steep before you reach the peak.
It is possible to shorten this hike by biking all the way into Tovatna lake along the road from the parking lot.
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