Kjerring River Hiking Trail
Follow a riverside trail to an alpine plateau
- Destination: Skjåk
- Season: June-October
- Difficulty: Medium
- Distance: 3.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 250 meters
- Duration: 1-1.5 hours
About Kjerring River
Take a family-friendly hike along the Kjerring River near Grotli. The trail leads through thick woods before entering open terrain and passing a small waterfall with views. Beyond the falls, explore the ponds and enjoy a picnic on the mountain plateau.
Turn off Road 15 at Grotli Høyfjellshotell and onto the gravel Gamle Geirangerveg Road which runs parallel to Road 15. Follow this road for about 2 kilometers until you reach the bridge over the Kjerring River. Park by the roadside.
The trailhead is about 80 meters west of the bridge.
The trail ascends gradually through the woods, following the river upstream. It doesn’t take too long until you pass the treeline.
You will come to Kjerringfossen Waterfall, with a nice view back down to Breiddalsvatnet Lake. Continue on and stop at Kjerringtjønn, a large pond on the plateau, to enjoy the scenery before heading back down.
- Free parking
- Café and toilets at Grøtli Høyfjellshotell
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By Tea Karoline Mork