Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Bergen Mountain Wildlife Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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2 months ago

This was a really challenging hike with 40+ mph winds. Definitely recommend not doing this one on a day with wind advisories. That said it is a nice hike. Lots of spots that are boggy and muddy if it's rained recently. We had a washed out portion due to high water that forced us to take a long detour (added about 4 mi), so be mindful of how much rain there has been. It's a very rocky trail with a few scrambles and lots of up and downs across ridgelines. Not for folks with weak knees. If you happen to do the optional hike up and down on either end (floyen funicular and ulriken gondola are the alternatives) there is quite a lot of elevation on this one.

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rocky
2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Good day in Bergen and I’m glad I did it, but I wouldn’t say it’s the most fun or scenic hike. I loved being able to cover territory from one point to the next, and mark my progress by seeing the two towers. But while it’s all pretty, there were only a few really nice lookouts, and the rest was fairly monotonous. Terrain was fine- mostly uneven rocky “paths” or expanses, with some muddy points (and it’s been sunny and hot here all week, so I bet it gets really muddy at times!). I had one sketchy point working my way down a side of a rock, but totally doable using a hand or 2. The other direction probably has 2 like that. Best views are nearing the telephone tower before Fløyen. Ending at Fløyen felt anticlimactic and even disappointing. It’s super touristy and pretty much downhill from the tower for 4 or 5km to get there. In retrospect, I might have liked to explore some of the paved paths / routes a bit more once I got into the vicinity of Fløyen before heading down, in search of more views. Logistics- next time, I’d take a bus to the Ulrikken gondola station. I took a Bergen City bike from my hotel in the center of the city to the hospital. With lots of construction and a weird route, it ended up being 45 mins to the bike parking there (vs 20), plus another 10 or so walk up to the gondola. Then 50 mins waiting for the gondola, which only holds 8-10ppl at a time. Context on me as a hiker- comfortable, but not a dare devil. Favorite hikes have variety, wind, and amazing views ... which is why this fell a little flat for me. It took me about 4.5 hours, taking my time for photos, and I stopped mid-way for a break. Another 40mins or so from Fløyen down to town.

trail starting with 2 kilometers of the high incline Stoltzekleiven steps. What a way to start a 14 km hike. The hike was as beautiful as it was tough. Their were cairns or "rock piles" that had directions to each attached hike very convenient. A bit of rock scrambles up and down but if these "wise" men and women can do it we all can. Highly recommended

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rocky
3 months ago

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4 months ago

Hiked this in April during the spell of good weather. Took the less popular direction from Vidden to Ulriken as we wanted to take the Stoltzekleiven stairs to the Sandvikspilen viewpoint (highly recommended), and from there it is a gentle path west towards Floyen, where the view is even better. Downside of walking this direction is that the best views disappear further into the hike until you get to Ulriken. The trail started with comfortable and clear paths to the radio tower on Vidden, and then a couple of kilometres onwards you rarely escape walking on large rocks - have good shoes and strong feet! The trail is marked with a series of rockpiles on the mountain ridge, and at only 1 point did we lose our position (fortunately we had internet reception and there were lots of other hikers). The conditions were fairly good especially for the time of year, and only some lingering snow patches and boggy areas remained. We were not expecting there to be a couple of scramble points, which involved navigating dips in the mountain ridge, climbing down and then back up again two or three steep 10 metre high rock features.

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29 days ago

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