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Dalsnuten is hill close to Sandnes, at an altitude of around 350 meters MSI. It’s a great place for an unplanned getaway from Stavanger or Sandnes for hiking, which is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels. To get there from Stavanger, take a bus or train to Sandnes, then take a bus route 18 to Gramstad. Bus timings could be found at www.kolumbus.no. From Gramstad take Fjogstadveien and walk along the asphalt road, till you reach a big parking area, this will take about 15-20 minutes from Gramstad bus stop. The hiking trail starts from the Parking area. The trail is marked with symbol ‘T’ painted in red. Initial part is through some swamp areas and fields and there is climb on to the rocky hill. It is not required for any special clothing except a spring jacket as it gets a bit windy at the top. The climb will take around 30-45 minutes. At the top there is a cairn which marks the summit and a binocular, to view the towns Sandnes and Stavanger. There are 2 different views that one can enjoy from the heights of Dalsnuten, one in the direction of the town with sea and the boats which leave a trail behind them like the comets. The another view is the direction in which you climbed, looking over the patches of pine trees, small water bodies and hills in the surroundings. On the way back you can take a different path, with leads to the other side of the lake on the foot hills of Dalnuten. It is worth spending some time by the side of the lake and grabs a little snack before heading to the parking area or to Gramstad to take the bus back to Sandnes.
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