Smeleden 57 km
Sméleden is part of the 7000 km long E1 (Europaltrail1) that runs from southern Italy up to the Nordkap in northern Sweden. The trail continues after Malingsbo-Kloten in Björsjö and extends through Smedjebacken municipality to Säter municipality until lake Tunsan (Stora Bråfall). The trail offers varied nature and experiences. It is partially marked with wooden signs and painted trees.
Length: 57 km
Starting point: The trail starts at the intersection of road 620 and 623.
Description from Björsjö to Tunsan: The trail starts at the intersection of road 620 and 623, centrally in Björsjö and then passes up along road 623 to the bakery where it turns off to the right. After a short hike you reach Dammsjön with nice swimming area and rest opportunities.
Shortly after Dammsjön, the trail passes road 623 and turns off to the left across the forests and a beautiful hike towards Göberget. At Göberget there is an old smithy from 1884, where you can stay overnight, which has a nice view of Smedjebacken.
Then the trail continues towards Morgårdshammar and after the road you cross Rävberg bridge (over RV 66) and on towards Väderbacken. After this, you walk on after Nybergsbanan, to Kolviken, past Näs farm to Enfastbo. Here you can make a detour of 1.5 km to Flogbergets visitor mine, which is a popular visitor destination.
Sméleden then continues along Plogsbovägen, one of the oldest roads in the municipality up to Silfhyttan (9 km) and Väster Silfbergs gruvor. A 4 km long ore stretch that begins at Stollberg's huge open and deep mining holes from the early Middle Ages. An amazing experience. Here the hike continues on historic land past Dammbergsgruvan and Lusitgkulla gruvorna up to Schisshyttan. Here is the fine manor house and a hiking trail, Schisshytteleden.
The trail then continues along Kungsvägen via Jätturn Nature Reserve (which is well worth a visit). There you can make a fire at the coal-burning hut and take a boat across the lake's southern side and visit a cave formed by weathering in the limestone. The walls of the cave have carvings, of which the oldest is from the 17th century. In the area there are remains after settlements as far back as the middle of the 17th century.
After Jätturn's nature reserve, the trail leaves Smedjebacken municipality at Lake Tunsan and Stora Bråfall in Säters Kommun. Before departing on the path towards Lake Tunsan, where the municipality of Smedjebacken meets the municipality of Säter, you can continue the road 100m & take a look at the Bråfallsstenen.
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