In Forollhogna you find only one marked trail thru the national park - The Pilgrim Trail. Otherwise the nature and living area for wild reindeer is protected from wildlife infrastructure like walking trails, cafe's etc.
Just outside the border of the park you find many valleys with mountain farms and villages. In these areas there is many marked trails, but with various quality. Also you find places for car-parking and resting tables.
The most of the mountain roads are private property open for public traffic, and road tax are to be payed when entering these roads. Normal road fee is 50,- NOK.
Seek further information locally when visiting.
Companies that offer hiking products:
Vingelen Fjellførerlag (mountain guides)
Read more about Vingelen Fjellførerlag Vingelen Fjellførerlag homepage (in Norwegian)
About hiking in Forollhogna:
The Pilgrim Trail
The Pilgrim Trail thru Forollhogna is one of the few marked hiking trails in the Nationa Park. If you walk the trail from Tynset to Singsås you will have a great adventure thru the landscape with its culture and nature.
The trail offers easy terrain thru pain- and birch forrest. When the trail is passing the park between Dalsbygda and Storbudalen you will pass the Forollhogna peak (1332 m ASL) and the highlands around it. Here you have low-alpine landscape with fantastic viewpoints.
The trail is a part of the Østerdalsleden (Eastern-valley-trail) from Trysil by Tynset to Nidaros in Trondheim.
Places along the trail:
Lutnes - Plassen - Nybergsund - Trysil Innbygda - Jordet - Munkbetsetra - Åkrestrømmen - Øvre Rendalen - Fonnås - Tylldalen - Tynset - Vingelen - Dalsbygda - Forollsjøen - Storbudal - Singsås - Samsjøen - Kjørkflå - Øyvindtjønna - Tiller - Nidaros
Hiking in Forollhogna often associated with gently sloping mountains and open plains. Traffic in the mountains requires that you are dressed for the circumstances and that you are equipped for survival in the wilderness.
If you have an accident or need assistance, help is always fare away and you must account hours before help arrives.
During the summer, it will often be nice weather and good temperatures. Still, the wind can be surprising and you can experience snow flurries in every month during the year. The wind is the most dangerous factor, as it increases the possibility of frostbite. Especially if there are strong winds combined with rain, sleet or snow.
In the winter you must be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions, with occasionally strong winds, snow and fog. If strong winds and dry snow, you might find that you get zero visibility. Remember map, compass and possibly GPS. There is also a lot of snow during the winter in Forollhogna. Ski equipment and snowshoes must be designed for this. If you are "gone up stuck" in areas with heavy snow, it is wise to seek out the heights, where snow is more packed or less. Note also conditions when snow is packed and snowedges. The wind can pack the snow and create edges of several meters in height. Falling down these edges is dangerous.
Avalanche Risk - Forollhogna is not known for large avalanches, but the heavy snow conditions makes the smallest slope a risk of avalanches. Take this into consideration and adjust the trip off cliffs and slopes. Are you going for top tours or skiing downhill steep mountains - always bring with you avalanche search equipment and snowspade.