HERE’S THE SKINNY
Hiking, nature, culture
Turn off road no 87 between Hammarstrand and Bispgården. Follow the signs to the large parking lot.
Hike on wooden walkways some 350 meters down along the dead falls. There are several pic nic areas, one with a roof. The first part of the walkways is made accesible for wheelchairs, prams and walkers. Further down along the emptied riverbed there are stairs and a nature path into the forest.
There are guided tours for groups in summer. There are also guided canoe trips along the Indals river (Indalsälven).
WHERE TO EAT & STAY
The Cafeteria by the parking lot is open from May to August serving coffee, ice cream and lunches. There are hotels, cabins and hostels nearby.
The area around Döda fallet is a nature reserve with cultural history and nature worth protecting with unique geological formations. In the area there is also an old mine shaft and a 5 300 year old sleigh has been found here. There is an ongoing work with the purpose of making the area a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In spite the small size of the nature reserve there are lots of botanic treasures. There are 150 species of moss east of the fall. And there is rare lichens like the Ramalina Thrausta and vascular plants like Impatiens Noli-Tangere.
Professor Gerhard De Geer used the empty lake Ragunda with the layers of sediment to study the growth of the landscape. In the beginning of the 20th century he managed to date the ending of the last ice age.
DO NOT MISS
The remarkable area by the dead falls invites to contemplation. Take your time and enjoy the peace by the boulders and deep dark green pools mirroring the surrounding tree tops.
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