Krokstrand - Högstad
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Bohusleden's highest and northernmost tip. Up and down. Forest and bare rocky outcrops. Forest roads and farms. A beautiful and contrasting stage.
The 26thsection of the Bohusleden Trail runs between Krokstrand and Högstad, in the District of Strömstad.
The Trail starts in the small community of Krokstrand and carries on across the impressive Löveråsfjället. Here it really is steep, all the way to the top of Björnerödpiggen. The Bohusleden Trail goes neither higher nor further north than this point.
Björnerödspiggen is the highest mountain in Bohuslän, at 222 metres above sea level. An impressive Bronze Age cairn marks the summit. At Björnerödspiggen there is a hut/shelter, a barbequing area and a viewing tower. The view from the tower is seriously impressive and on a clear day, stretches many tens of kilometres into Norway.
The Bohusleden Trail turns here and carries on down the mountain again following a path in a southwesterly direction. Small roads and paths eventually take you to Högstad, via the interesting archaeological remains at Jörlov-Masslebergdalen.
In Jörlov, close to the Bohusleden Trail, there are many rock carvings from the Bronze Age (800 BC - 500 BC). The largest rock carvings contain 160 different figures. At Massleberg there is a five thousand year-old grave, a so-called Chamber Tumulus, from the Stone Age. People have clearly lived and worked here for thousands of years.
Surface: This section is mainly on dirt road and forest path, but also a little on asphalt.
Time: It takes approximately 5-6 hours to hike this section.
Not to be missed: A stop at the top of Björnerödspiggen.
How to get here: In Krokstrand there are a couple of bus stops close to the trail with buses on a quite regular basis, Skog, Krokstrand and Björneröd. 500 meter från Höstad there is also a but stop called Högstad. For more information, please see the map planning tool.
Accommodation: There are no suggested places for accommodation along this section, but it might be possible to find accommodation in Krokstrand via Air BNB
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