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Zapadne Tatry from Ziarska Chata Trail

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Zapadne Tatry from Ziarska Chata Trail is a 11.4 mile loop trail located near the city of Žiar that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

11.4 miles 4583 feet Loop


nature trips


The most attractive part of the trail is the scenic loop from Ziar cottage (Ziarska chata) following the ridge of Zapadne Tatry (Western Tatra) while passing the summits of Banikov, Hruba kopa and Tri kopy. The trip starts and finishes at Ustie Ziarskej doliny (Ziar valley mouth). The ridge may reward you with fantastic panoramic views. The demanding round trip from Ziar valley mouth is about 20 km, gaining about 1580 m in elevation. It generally takes about 9:20 hours for an average hiker to complete the trip, allowing just basic time for refreshment stops. Leave your car at the parking lot of Ziar valley mouth which will be your trailhead. Gently ascend to Ziar cottage which mark the beginning of the loop section of the trip. Undergo a steep ascent to Banikov summit. Then enjoy thrilling hiking through the narrow ridge of Western Tatra, passing the summits of Hruba kopa, Tri kopy, Smutne sedlo (Sad saddle) and returning to Ziar cottage. Then gently descend to the trailhead.

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