Mount Giewont is a 12.9 kilometer heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Zakopane, Lesser Poland, Poland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 12.9 km Elevation Gain: 964 m Route Type: Point to Point

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Giewont (1,894 m/6214 ft) especially as seen from the north (from Zakopane or Gubalowka) is probably the most recognizable summit in Poland - with its two "humps" and a huge (15m/50ft) metal cross on the summit. The start and end points of this trail are very accessible (trail can be easily hiked in either direction) and since they both lay within the city of Zakopane, it is also quite easy to get from the end point to the start point after the hike by taxi. During off-season the foot traffic should be very tolerable. However, it is understandable that in the summer months, especially on the weekends with nice weather, that the number of hikers on the trail could be overwhelming. The trail is not that difficult (though it could be a bit strenuous at some points), except for the 200 meters, or so just before the summit, where it involves climbing rocks on rather narrow ledges (chains/cables installed). The views from the summit are quite spectacular.

hiking
7 days ago

difficult, but worth it

hiking
19 days ago

I came from the Kuznice side, and then after summiting Giewont, went along the ridge to Kasprowy Wierch. Fairly easy hiking in the beginning and middle. It’s a nice rock path all the way up, and then the last kilometer is pretty steep. The view at the top gives you a gorgeous look at Zakopane on the left, which you don’t see at all along the hike I did, as well as the high mountains of the park to your right.

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rocky
2 months ago

Absolutely love this trail! Disclaimer, do not attempt this trail if you aren’t looking for a good workout. Most of it is quite steep and very rocky. This was my favorite trail in tatra. Breathtaking views of the mountains and forestry. The hike begins at a trail through the woods made of large rocks as steps alongside a stream. At the end of the woods, the trail opens up to an incredible view all along the remaining path to the summit, with offtrail opportunities for rock climbing. (This probably isn’t safe but we did it anyway). Saw some goats, small wildflowers, and a bit of snow at the top. On the other side, lovely views on the rocky path back down into the valley. It rained on our way down, and the rocks became very slippery. Would recommend climbing stick for the descent. Overall, a good workout and breathtaking views.

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