|Estimated net time||Less than one hour.|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (December 2012).|
|Parking||Room for one or two cars at trail head.|
|Start height||55 metres|
|Vertical metres||90 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||2.4 km|
From Moss centre (approximately 55 km south of Oslo on road E6) drive road 19 in the direction of Jeløya. Once you've crossed the short bridge between the main land and Jeløya, drive another 550 metres along Helgerødgata. Turn right at the traffic lights, onto the road Gimleveien, and drive 650 metres to where the road forks. Fork right at this point, onto the road Nesveien, and follow this road 3.2 km to another road fork. Fork right again, onto Reneflotveien, and drive 1.7 km. Find parking on the right hand side of the road, immediately after a house and a small road going right.
Start your walk by continuing on the road Reneflotveien, and turn left onto a road going uphill and back along Reneflotveien, after 100 metres. Follow this road uphill, through a right curve, and turn left onto a path signed for Bjørnåsen, 350 metres after leaving the main road. Follow this path north-west 400 metres, noting that red ribbons marks the way whenever there are path junctions. Then turn left and head south/south-west towards the summit area. When you get to a large stone you have two points of interest ahead of you; slightly to the right you will get to a view point, and slightly to the left you will get to the summit which is marked by a large wooden view tower. Visit both points.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
23. December 2012
After having visited Rambergåsen a little earlier this Sunday I drove across to Bjørnåsen. I had located a potential trail head while studying the maps the night before, but was far from convinced, and didn't want to mess around in thick forest if I could avoid it. But rescue was at hand, with a mother and her daughter out on their horses, and they told me I could walk up the road I had found, and that I would find a signed path for Bjørnåsen up amongst the cabins.
The path had been walked by a few persons since the last snow fall, making navigation straight forward, all the way to the summit area. When I saw the opening in the forest towards the west side of the summit I headed across and took some photos, before I started hunting for the summit. This provided the same surprise as when hiking Stikkaåsen the day before; a large wooden view tower. The tower was old and probably a little rotten, and someone had been sensible enough to remove the lower two metres of the ladder to ensure none would accidentally try to climb it.
After having taken a few photos at the summit I headed back down to the car, changed into a dry sweater, and then took on the drive back to Kjerringåsen to pick up Sigurd.