Most Beautiful Hiking Trails In Slovakia

Last updated on June 29, 2021

Slovakia has some of the most beautiful nature with around 854 hiking routes and 9 enormous national parks to explore.

Slovakia’s stunning scenery and nature has a lot to offer for hikers. The beautiful landscape makes it a perfect country for hikers, because Slovakia has everything from beginner hiking trails to hiking in steep mountains with ropes.
Slovakia has the best marked hiking trails in the world. The tradition of trail marking started in the country in 1874, and markers now cover more than 10,000 kilometres of trails. This means that Slovakia is among the countries with the best network of marked hiking trails in the world.


Rysy is a mountain in the High Tatras that straddles the border between Poland and Slovakia. It is the tallest mountain in Poland and the highest mountain in the High Tatras that you can hike to without a guide. The hike is a really beautiful hike amazing views from the top and along the hike.

You can hike Rysy from two different countries. The first country you can hike from is Zakopane, Poland which is more of a difficult hike or you can hike from Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia which is an easier hike to the top.

The hike starts at Popradské pleso which is a lake in the High Tatras, the only way to get to Popradské pleso is by feet from Štrbské Pleso this hike is 4 km and takes around 45 minutes to an hour. When you get to Popradské pleso you will have the opportunity to enjoy the view with a meal at a cottage. The hike from Popradské pleso to the summit is 6 km with a elevation gain of 1065 meters, this hike takes around 3 to 5 hours. Both of the hikes is a total of 10 km and takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes to 6 hours one-way.

Distance From The Apartment:

73.2 km (55 Minutes in car)

Gerlachovský štít

Gerlachovský štít with its altitude of 2655 m is the highest peak of the High Tatras and the whole of Slovakia. It is located in the southeast of Zadní Gerlachovské štít, from which it is separated by Gerlachovské sedlo. From the top, the ridge continues to Kotlový štít, where it branches off and creates the famous Gerlachov boiler. Gerlachovský štít is one of the most visited peaks due to its height, accessibility and beautiful mountain scenery. Hiking to Gerlachovský štít is only allowed with a mountain guide.

The hike to Gerlachovský štít is a perfect way to test your strength and reach for the sky on a climbing trip to Slovakia’s highest summit – Gerlachovský štít. Its height and splendid scenery make an ascent of Gerlach one of the most popular climbing trips the High Tatras have to offer. Muster the courage to make your dream come true and conquer the highest summit of the Tatras and the entire Carpathians.

Gerlach was first identified as the highest summit of the High Tatras in 1838, Gerlachovský štít height is 2,641 metres above sea level. The ascent of Gerlachovský štít is a daylong hike. It takes 8 to 10 hours to reach Gerlach from Sliezsky dom and come safely back, depending on the route you and your guide choose. Of course, the weather and your physical shape also come into play. Hikes start early in the morning – at 6am in spring and autumn, at 5am in the summer.

Distance From The Apartment:

88.4 km (1 hour and 19 minutes in car)

Furkotská Dolina

The Mlynická Dolina to Furkotská Dolina loop is an amazing hiking trail in the High Tatras. It takes you through the Mlynicka Valley, where you’ll see the beautiful Skok waterfall, charming mountain tarns and some of the best panoramic views out there. This strenuous hike leads you through the Bystra Lavka saddle, where you need to use your hands and chains to get to the other side of the mountain range into the Furkotska Valley.

The Mlynická Dolina to Furkotská Dolina loop hike starts in Štrbské Pleso. The hike is 16.5 km long and takes around 5.5 – 7 hours

Distance From The Apartment:

73.2 km (55 Minutes in car)

Zelené Pleso

The Zelené Pleso hike is one of the most beautiful hikes in the High Tatras, Slovakia. You will hike over a beautiful mountain ridge, down a magical mountain valley to find the magical Zelené Pleso Lake (Green Lake) and its traditional Mountain Chalet. After resting at the chalet, you will continue through an old pine forest, immersing yourself deep into the woods before you come back to the starting point.

The Zelené Pleso hike is 20.2 km long and starts in Tatranská Lomnica. The hike takes around 6.5 – 8 hours to complete and has a altitude difference of 1,393 meters.

Distance From The Apartment:

94.4 km (1 hour and 2 minutes in car)

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