|Mountain area : ||Ringebu/Venabygdfjellet|
|Fylke/Kommune : ||Hedmark/Ringebu|
|Map : ||1818-III Ringebu (Statens Kartverk, Norge 1:50 000)|
|Primary Factor: |
|Hiked : ||May 2000||
Muen reside in a mountain area I don't know well. Thus, I have taken
the liberty to translate an introduction from a thorough web site
(in Norwegian language) that discuss the naming confusion around
Ringebu- and Venabygd mountain areas:
Venabygdsfjellet is a mountain area between the valleys Gudbrandsdalen
and Øterdalen. For simplicity - the mountain areas nearby
highway 27 - from Venabygda in the south-west, where the road begins
by the beautiful Venabygd church, and almost all the way to Enden in
Sollia in the north-east. The most familar peak, visible from almost
everywhere in this region, is Muen, 1424m. However, the highest peak
is Ramshøgda, 1463m. Ramshøgda reside partly in Stor-Elvdal
kommune, while the greater part of this area belongs to Ringebu kommune.
From the web site
Venabygdsfjellet by Per Ingulf Lillevold.
Highway 27 - Muen trail
|Difficulty : ||Easy|
|Risk : ||Low|
|Distance : |
|Time : ||45min - 1 hour to the top|
|Starting Elev.: ||Approx. 1060m||
Click for larger map
On highway 27 between Ringebu (highway E6 Gudbrandsdalen)
and Enden (highway 3 Østerdalen), locate lake
Muavatnet on top of the Snødøldalen valley, closer
to the enden side. Muen is a pyramid-shaped mountain close
to the road (east side), and should be hard to overlook
unless the fog has set in.
East/South-east of lake Muavatnet, there are several parking
From the parking areas, you will find trails that leads east
towards the mountain. The trails head towards the south side
of the mountain where you enter rocky terrain.
The hike to the top is quite rocky, and may be slippery when
wet. The summit consists of a myriad of cairns. The true summit
is on the northern end of the summit plateau.
For me, there were three reasons why I wanted to hike Muen:
a) It was the highest point in Ringebu kommune, b) It was close
by the road I travel a couple of times per year, so it was a
good stretch for the legs and c) I was curious about the views
from the top.
The views are awesome. Especially towards the Rondane 2000m peaks,
but also towards Sølnkletten and Rendalssølen. Do not drive
highway 27 without hiking Muen. Highway 27 is a wonderful alternative
to E6 when heading north of Oslo. Exit just north of Ringebu,
and head north at Enden towards Folldal. From Folldal, head towards
Hjerkinn and join E6.
Move cursor to read notes, and click on the images to see full version.
Some of the thumbnails may have been cropped to fit the format
Links to trip reports:
Muen, July 15 2017
Other hordaland mountains