Norwegian Mountains, Oppland
Lauvhøgda is the highest point in Vestre Toten municipality and is easily accessible via the service road that leads to the top. This road is not open to the public, but it's only 2,4km to the top on foot or on a bike, and only 1,9km if you follow the Kremmervegen forest path.
You will find a fire lookout tower and a mast on top of Lauvhøgda. There are viewfinders on top of the tower, so if you wonder what you see in all directions, help is there for you.
Lauvhøgda (Norge 1:50,000: 722m, Økonomisk Kartverk: 722,05m, UTM 32 V 583769 6728895) has a primary factor of 224m towards the higher parent mountain Venolhøgda (750m). The defining saddle (approx. 32 V 577207 6736959) is at Puttmyra - 10,4km northwest of Lauvhøgda. Ref. Økonomisk Kartverk (5m contours), the saddle is within the range 495-500m, interpolated to 498m.
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Route 1: Skjellerud - Lauvhøgda
This route description is valid per October 2012
(all distances are approx. distances)
From highway RV4 between Eina and Raufoss, locate one of the exits to Gotterud. At the "Skjellerud/Reinsvoll" fork (N60.68539 E10.57056), follow Skjellerudvegen road for 1,5km until you reach another fork. You will see the Lauvhøgda signpost. Park here (N60.68813 E10.55035). The service road is not open to the public.
Upon descent, consider hiking the "Kremmervegen" path (signposted) back to the trailhead. From the top, return along the road for 0,4km, then turn left onto the forest path when you see the signpost. It is for the most part obvious and easy to follow, but when you reach an open section of the forest, make sure you find - and stick to the blue marking.