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Distance

8.55 mi

Elevation gain

722 ft

Technical difficulty

Difficult

Elevation loss

722 ft

Max elevation

1,717 ft

Trailrank

46 4.3

Min elevation

991 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð
  • Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð
  • Photo of Innstidalur - Sleggjubeinaskarð

Time

one hour 35 minutes

Coordinates

687

Uploaded

October 6, 2012

Recorded

October 2012
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1,717 ft
991 ft
8.55 mi

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near Hveragerðisbær, Suðurland (Lýðveldið Ísland)

Nice little track with good climbs, flowy singletrack and technical downhill section at the end.
Start from the parking lot at Sleggjubeinaskarð and head back on the tarmac towards the main powerplant. Soon after take a right and follow the road up the hill. Its quite steep but since it is on tarmac not too difficult. Once at the top leave the tarmac at the first junction and follow the trail eastwards around the mountain (Skarðsmýrarfjall). There comes one hill which you have to hike up but from the top its nice easy flowing into Innstidalur along an old jeeptrack.
For the last bit (Sleggjubeinaskarð) drop the saddle and enjoy the steep somewhat technical descent back to the parking lot. :)

All in all a nice little track which can be cleared in about 1 - 1,5 hours.


4 comments

  • Photo of Larusarni

    Larusarni Oct 7, 2012

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Surprising range of diversity in terms of trail material in only 14km. Gravel roads to quite technical rocky sections, mud, clay, grass and a few small streams to cross. Good fun.

  • mieva Aug 22, 2013

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Interesting area and nice track but the final downhill with steep abrupt sections and loose grit looked a bit too scary for our hardtails.

    NB: after the first section of the tarmac road GPS tried to take us between the 2 roads, the actual track being more to the right.

  • Photo of Larusarni

    Larusarni Aug 26, 2013

    Video from the downhill section:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwNieNreiCU

  • Andrea Sigurðardóttir Aug 3, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    The downhill part in the end has been ruined, the path has been modified for hikers with stairs and steps so the flow is gone :(

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