Garphyttan National Park
View of spruce tops.Foto: Leif Olofsson

Bergstigen 3,0 km

A somewhat longer path that can be rigorous in places, with both rocks and steep hills.

About the activity

From the rest area just east of the car park, you follow the path north-east through an old field with an abundance of flowers. After 400 metres in open ground, the path turns northwards in a pine and spruce forest covered with bilberries. The forest here is allowed to run it course, grow older and die at its own pace.Here and there you will find glades with deciduous trees and hazel bushes.

The path follows an old farm road. A few hundred metres from the gravel road, you can see traces of mining in the past. Directly north of the path, there are heaps of scrap stone and shallow excavations. Close to the trail there are three good vantage points from which you can look out across the Närkeslätten plain. Be careful at the south-eastern vantage point, where there is a steep slope.

You can get the best view from Svensbodaberget mountain farthest to the north. The last segment up there is very steep. From Svensbodaberget you can see both high-rise buildings in Örebro and the Kvarntorpshögen slag heap outside Kumla. On the mountain there is a rest area where you can grill food. Heading back southwards, the hike goes downwards through exciting forest land where the forest is allowed to run its course. Because of large variations between open and closed forest, many birds do well here. In the many dead trees, they find plenty of beetles, larvae and other food.

Remember that you may not walk in the meadow outside the paths before the grass is mowed or pick flowers and other plants in the national park!


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