Skredfjellet from Herskedalen


Estimated net time 3-4 hours
Difficulty No difficulties, but the path is a little boggy in places.
Drinking water Access to running water several places up to 340m, and there's likely to be running water also up to close to 500m.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (October 2015).
Parking Room for a lot of cars at trail head.
Start height 58 metres
Vertical metres 815 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 10.0 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Skredfjellet trail head in Herskedalen.
  Upper part of return hike from Skredfjellet.


Start measuring from the round about east of Molde centre where roads E39 and 662 intersect (this is approximately 0.8 km along E39 from the ferry port). Drive E39 east in the direction of Trondheim:

- At 4.1 km turn left in the round about, towards Eide.

- At 15.8 km fork right towards Eide.

- At 29.8 km turn right towards Høgset.

- At 36.4 km turn right onto the road called Herskedalen.

- At 36.8 km turn left where you find a wooden "Stikk ut" sign.

- Drive 160 metres uphill and park on the left hand side of the road (a nice car park is made for hikers).

From the car park walk east and north-east past the large barn, on the gravel road. Turn right onto a path when you get to a water supply building (small cylindrical wooden building), and follow this path 1.8 km to where the path fades away. Leave the path by continuing south when the stream goes east and head up the first (slightly steep) slopes. From the top of this slope continue south-east up to ~600m and then head south up to the summit cairn at 821m.

Descend by reversing your ascent route.



29. October 2015

I discussed with Bård the opportunity to go for a hike later this week, when we bumped into each other on Tuesday morning. He then called me on Wednesday evening and offered to drive to the Eide/Gjemnes area and hike Skredfjellet on Thursday. Since the only thing I had planned for Thursday was an evening 50th with Øyvind and some other friends I was good to go. Bård picked me up a few minutes before 7am and we had plenty of time for the 8am ferry from Vestnes.

We found the trail head without any issues and set off at 09:20. The path wasn't of great quality and things didn't get better when we left the path, but some wet terrain isn't any worse than rough boulder and for the return hike it is definitely to prefer to boulder. After close to two hours we reached the summit where we had very nice views, and least the long distance views to Sunnmøre and Romsdal tops. It's simply stunning.

After a long summit stop we took on the descent, which was done in 75 minutes, and throughout the hike we had a bright sun shining and gave us the best weather we could hope for.

Photos 29.10.2015