Today I would like to tell you about one of my favorite, most popular and beautiful scenic hiking trails in Polish Tatra mountain in the Tatra National Park (Tatrzanski Park Narodowy). This trail starts from the place called Kuźnice beside Zakopane, the biggest tourist city in Polish Tatra mountains. It leads towards the high Tatra mountains (Tatry) and particularly spectacular views of the mountain range called “Orla Perć” (Engels’ mountain range) and the surrounding mountains.
There are a few trails you can take to reach this place, but if you are in a pretty good shape, I recommend the blue marked trail leading from Kuźnice towards Hala Gąsienicowa (Gąsienicowa Clearing) and the big and very popular mountain refuge Murowaniec. It takes about 2 hours of hiking to reach Murowaniec from Kuźnice.
The trail initially leads trough the forest climbing steadily into the higher mountains. Once you reach the small mountain called Boczan, you can have a glimpse on the right onto the beautiful and very popular mountain called Giewont and the mountain refuge Kalatowki.
The trail continues to climb through the forest and the view finally opens when you will arrive to so called “Skupniowy Uplaz”. From there there is a great view on Zakopane and the surrounding area, as well as onto some higher mountains and valleys.
Here are some views from trail passing along Skupniowy Uplaz.
I was there last summer in 2017 and I think this trail is presently in pretty bad shape and needs renovations. I have walked it many times in the past over the last 40 years or so and it used to be in much better conditions. I guess thousands or millions of people have walked there during this time and rain and snow have also damaged it. I am surprised that despite the fact that even after introducing a small fee to walk in the National Tatra Mountain Park for at least the past 7 or more years, not much seems to be done to improve the trails.
There are some beautiful and original looking wildflowers growing along the trail like the one you see below – “Dziewieciosil”.
On the right of the trail when walking further up there are some side paths people made to climb there to admire the beautiful view on the right towards Giewon and Dolina Jaworzynki. Here you can see some of them.
Here is the view one can see from there.
Here is what you can see when looking back down the trail towards Zakopane.
The trail still climbs even higher along the side of the mountain Wielka Kopa Królowej (Big Hill of the Queen).
From there the view opens into the right onto Dolina Jaworzynki (Jaworzynka Valley). Finally you can reach mountain pass called “Przełęcz Między Kopami”, also know as “Karczmisko“. The yellow trail from Kuznice via Dolina Jaworzynki arrives here as well. From there you can admire even a great view on Giewont and other Tatra mountains.
My favorite part of this trail toward Hala Gasienicowa starts from there. I will tell you more about in one of the following posts. Here is glimpse on the further part of this path towards Hala Gasienicowa and the mountain range Orla Perc. .Stay tuned and subscribe to my blog, so you won’t miss it.
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