Three hiking trails of varying difficulty along Marstrand’s beautiful coastline
Koön is the island that is home to the eastern half of the Marstrand community. Here, three well-marked trails of varying degrees of difficulty, one of which has been adapted for accessibility, offer views of both Carlsten's Fortress in the southwest and the island of Åstol in the north. Each trail is a loop that can easily be combined with another for a longer walk. There are plenty of rest stops and several well-kept barbecue areas along the way.
Fact about the trail
The green trail is about 2.5 kilometers
The blue trail is about 5 kilometers
The black trail is about 5 kilometers
The green trail takes about 30 minutes to walk without stopping
The blue trail takes about 1.5 hours to walk without stopping
The black trail takes about 1.5 hours to walk without stopping
There are information signs at the start of each trail, and the trails are well marked with its respective colour on wooden posts.
Level of difficulty:
Green trail: very easy hike/walk
Blue trail: medium-difficult hike
Black trail: Difficult hike
Start and end:
Start and finish the green trail at one of the two unsealed car parks along Rosenlundsvägen.
Blue and Black trails
Start and finish the blue and black trails about 130 meters from the unsealed car park by the sports ground along Idrottsgatan. There are two disabled parking spots in the car park.
How to get here:
Car: At Kungälvsmotet take exit 86 and follow road 168 (signposted Marstrand). This road is followed for about 25 km to Marstrand-Koön. At the entrance to Marstrand-Koön there are signs for several different parking spaces. The period from 1 October to 30 April is free to park on public parking in Marstrand (does not apply to the Salteriet which is subject to a fee all year). See references and instructions on site.
Public transport: See Västtrafik's travel planner
The stop is called Marstrand's ferry terminal. With Marstrands Express (MEXP) you take you from Nils Ericson Terminal in Gothenburg to Marstrand's ferry terminal in just under an hour.
If you come from the north, you either travel by Västtågen to Ytterby station or by bus to Kungälv travel center, and then continue on Marstrands Express to Marstrand's ferry station.