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Björnbacksturen

5 h

13 km

420 m

A great day out with amazing views

Start at the lift behind Vålådalen Mountain Station, walk up to the Ottfjället road and then keep going uphill. Moor-king lousewort brightens the verges in the summer. The waterfall at Västra Storbäcken and the upper wind shelter make a great place for a rest. Just after this, the path turns right and you have amazing views of the valley, and Anariset and Lunndörren mountains. Pass
Östra Storbäcken and then Stora Björnbacken. You might find cloudberries at the right time of year, before heading downhill through old-growth forest to Östra Vålådalen. You can stop for lunch at Vålågården before following the road a short way. After the waterfall, Ingeborgfallet, and the story about the teacher, turn left onto the old road that is now a gentle path. Later you cross the road to Vålådalen and take the exercise trail past Mellandalstjärn. You can also start at Östra Vålådalen, or walk anticlockwise.

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