Store Gribsø and Fruebjerg

Beautiful hiking route in hilly landscape

The hilly landscape, which consists of forest, bogs and flower meadows, forms the framework for this hiking route at Store Gribsø and Fruebjerg. The 8.5 km long hiking route starts at Store Gribsø, where you are surrounded by forest, which consists of beech and birch trees. As you move along the shores of the lake, you can experience a narrow reed swamp with several places, including roof reeds and yellow irises, and if you visit the lake in July, yellow flowering water lilies will fill the lake.

On this hiking route there are good opportunities to spot different birds. In the forest that surrounds Store Gribsø, birds such as plaice, ravens and woodpeckers live. In the summer, it is also possible to spot ospreys, which live in the bog 500 meters east of Store Gribsø. However, it is important to be aware that the bog is banned from access from 1 April to 15 August out of respect for the birds.

Fra søen fører ruten dig videre mod vest, hvor du kommer forbi den 5000 år gamle og meget velbevarede jættestue ved navn Mor Gribs Hule. Herefter går den afmærkede sti gennem skovene ved Tokkerup Enghave og højdedraget Fruebjerg. Med sine 65 meter over havets overflade, er Fruebjerg den stejleste bakke i Gribskov, og på klare dage kan du se helt til Arresø. Bakken fungerede fra 1896 – 1939 som et samlingspunkt for årlige grundlovsmøder ved navn ”Fruebjergmøder”.


  • You will find Mother Grib's Cave opposite the car park at Enghavehus. Opposite the southern exit of the car park, a staircase leads up to the cave. According to an old legend, Mother Grib whistled at the passers-by, causing them to get lost and later be killed by Mother Grib's sons.
  • The beautiful view from Fruebjerg's 65 meter high hill.
  • At the foot of Fruebjerg you will find the ramparts from Frederik II's canal, which was dug from Store Gribsø to Frederiksborg Slotssø in the 1570s.
  • If you want to observe osprey in the bog east of Store Gribsø, you can visit a lookout point, which is located north of the bog.

Frequently asked questions

Yes, dogs are welcome as long as they are led on a leash.

There is a car park by Enghavehus, from where it is also possible to start the route.

Der er en asfalteret rute, som er egnet til kørestolsbrugere. Vær opmærksom på, at ruten dog stadig følger terrænet.

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