Klarälvsbanan was a railway line built in the late 1800s. It was a 180 kilometer long, narrow-gauge railway line which covered Skoghall in the south through Karlstad, Munkfors, Hagfors and Filipstad. The Uddeholm company at that time was the principal owner and they renamed the railway line as the NKlJ trail, Nordmark - Klarälven's Railways.
The 90 kilometer railway embankment coated with asphalt
Klarälvsbanan is a disused railway embankment, where the rails have now been removed. The entire track is coated with asphalt and car traffic is strictly prohibited. Klarälvsbanan will take you from an open farmland in the south to the dark and welcoming forest in the north. From Karlstad there is a 10 kilometer long connection to Mörudden, Hammarö.
The track becomes a trail from Uddeholm to Sysslebäck
Klarälvsbanan, which is coated with asphalt, ends close to the thick forests surrounding Uddeholm and Klarälvsleden commences. Klarälvsleden is a 120 kilometer long cycle and hiking trail through wilderness and forest roads, from Uddeholm to Sysslebäck.
Klarälven is in close proximity
You will always have Klarälven and its sparkling water in close proximity as a faithful companion
Karlstad - by the lake of Kroppkärrssjön just opposite the start/end of the bike track.
The beach Kroppkärrsbadet is situated along the road Sjöängsgatan, 4 kilometers east of the city center of Karlstad. The nearest residential area is Södra Kroppkärr and the nearest large road is Hammaröleden, road 236. There is a bicycle path passing the beach and the city bus has a bus stop here. By the beach there is a large parking lot that is free of charge and you are allowed to park for maximum 7 days.
Uddeholm - next to the start/end of the track.
A parking lot that is free of charge. There is also a bus stop on road 246, next to the track.
Maps in PDF
Hammarö – Karlstad 10 kilometer
Karlstad – Forshaga 20 kilometer
Forshaga – Deje 10 kilometer
Deje – Ransäter 20 kilometer
Ransäter – Munkfors 10 kilometer
Munkfors – Hagfors 30 kilometer
Hagfors – Ekshärad 20 kilometer
Ekshärad – Stöllet 30 kilometer
Stöllet – Sysslebäck 40 kilometer