Stage 2 Skatås - Kåsjön
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From Skatås outdoor area, Gotaleden passes several nice bathing lakes up to the mountain Getryggen. Here you are rewarded with birdsong and views of green hills, spruce forest and parts of Gothenburg's skyline in the distance.
NOTE! This stage has a temporary relocation near Kåsjön. This is due to the replacement of water pipes that are under some of the roads / tracks the trail runs on. Please respect the alternative directions set up.
Skatås attracts all ages to exercise and outdoor life, but after only a few kilometers the exercisers are sparse and the tree trunks thicken. The Gotaleden continues on easy paths to the east through the nature reserve Knipeflågsbergen, a vast bedrock plateau, which borders the Delsjö area. The trail climbs here on the mountain Getryggen which has a wide view of Gothenburg. Here is a beautifully located windbreak that is suitable for both breaks and overnight stays.
If you walk in silence and listen, wait and scout, there are good chances to see animals such as moose and deer, but also smaller animals such as hares, foxes and badgers.
Further towards Kåsjön, the trail passes the legendary Blacktjärn. Blacktjärn is said to be guarded by seven invisible creatures and the lake's dark water is said to contain a beautiful lake. She guards an incomparable treasure that must be found deep down. Over the years, many attempts have been made to find the treasure, but so far all have failed.
At Kåsjön there is a nice swimming area and in summer also a kiosk and toilet. If you want to stay overnight, Partille Vandrarhem offers Bed & Breakfast.
The Skatås-Kåsjön section runs parallel to the Bohusleden and is easy to moderate, but has some steep passages.
Length: 10 km
Time: 2.5 hours excluding breaks
Difficulty: Easy to Medium.
Surface: Forest trails
Do not miss: The view from the top of Getryggen. To feel the calm along the trail, despite the proximity to Gothenburg and surrounding municipalities.
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