Today I joined a friend of mine who is extremely well known around the forest and trails in the area called Østmarka in Oslo. The tenderloin of all single tracks in Oslo is an almost 6 km long trail which goes under the name of Trulsen. I really don’t know why the trail is called Trulsen, but my best guess is that I guy called Truls was involved in the making of it. If you know – don’t hesitate sending me a message at this page.
The trip starts at the parking lot just beneath Østmarksetra. At the north-western end of the lot there is a path. Head over here and start to pedal. The route ends up where it started. There is actually no point in describing every part of the trail since most of it goes through quite similar terrain. The terrain consist of smooth rocky areas going up and down like sinus waves with occational forest floors covered with conifer needles. Most of the trail can be done without even thinking of taking the SPD shoes out of the pedals, while other places really put a strain on your skills.
Six kilometers isn’t far, so you should do at least a couple of rounds. A GPS is also a good idea, since the forest is intertwined with different optional paths. All these paths make it excellent to find new routes when you’re bored with the one you’re on. The Trulsen route variation we took today can be downloaded here (right mouse button and choose Save As…).
Now – go out and enjoy!