|Estimated net time||½-1 hour|
The whole route is done on fine forest road.
|Drinking water||Nothing reliable along the route.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (April 2010).|
|Parking||Room for several cars at trail head.|
|Start height||78 metres|
|Vertical metres||80 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||2.5 km|
From Bergen drive south to Nesttun, and then road 580 towards the airport (Flesland). When you get to the junction between roads 580 and 556 at Kokstad turn right towards "Søreide", and drive 1.8 km to the third round-about. Turn left here, onto the road Kokstadvegen, and drive 200 metres. Then turn right again, onto the road Storrinden, and follow this road 160 metres, to just before the road makes a sharp right. Park at a small car park on the left hand side of the road.
Start walking by continuing straight ahead onto the gravel road going west. After 600 metres you get to a closed gate, which you can cross or walk around. After another 200 metres there is a path short-cutting through the forest, or you can continue on the gravel road, which switch-backs after 100 metres. Whatever route you decide to follow continue on the gravel road all the way to the summit. At the summit there are a number of old military installations.
The descent is best done by reversing the ascent route.
25. April 2010
While studying some maps this Sunday morning, planning my hike to Liatårnet, my eyes fell on the peninsula making up south-western Bergen. I decided to check if there were any points with primary factor >100, and soon found Storrinden. A closer study showed that there is a service road leading to the summit. Hence I decided to take on this easy walk on my way back from Liatårnet if the weather wasn't too poor.
As planned, I stopped by Storrinden on my way back to Os from Liatårnet. I walked along the service road, and after a few hundred metres I got to a gate and a sign indicating no entry. This made me a little uncertain, but I decided to proceed, and I soon found out that this no-entry sign must have been outdated since I met a lot of other hikers also past the gate.
When I got up to the summit area it was obvious that the whole area had once served as a military installation (similar to what I found at Gastgiveren a couple of years ago). And again there was a no-entry sign, and again ignored by all the hikers. I walked around a little on the small plateau, taking some photos, before heading back down to the car and a drive back to my guest house at Os.