- Destination: Oppdal
- Season: April–November
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 5.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 570 meters
- Duration: 2–3 hours
Hovden is a popular hiking destination, easily accessible from the town center. Start your hike at the bottom of Hovden Skisenter. Dirt and gravel roads will lead you towards Bjørkan and further towards the top. Consistently steep, but not difficult.
The view from Hovden is astounding and gives a full overview of the surrounding mountains and the town of Oppdal. During summer you can ride the gondola to the top, or combine hiking up or down.
Toppen, the cafeteria on the top is open during holidays.