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Educational trail: Golden Trail of Magurka

Type: Educational path
Difficulty: 3 - medium difficulty
Route length 10.2 km
Climb: 610 m
Sinking: 610 m
Duration 4.5 h
Lowest point: m
Highest point: m

Detailed route description:


Nízke Tatry

Starting point

Magurka cottage

End of route:

Magurka cottage


A mining trail has been opened to the public in the Ľupčianska valley. There are 11 panels along an 8.4-kilometre-long circuit trail marked blue and then yellow.

The trail is a part of the “Slovak mining route” project, which connect educational mining trails in Slovakia. As you walk, you will learn more about the mining industry, gold mining, antimony ore processing, rock processing as well as about wild nature.

The author of the texts on the information panels is Martin Chovan, professor emeritus of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava.  

Trail type
one-way, self-guided, year-round

Outdoor learning activities for schools
suitable for field trips and nature walks

The construction of the trail was initiated and organized by members of the Friends of Magurka Civic Association and the Magurka Chalet, who seek to revive the traditions and history of the area.

Information panels

0. Magurka educational trail / placer gold mines, invitation to Magurka

1.Magurka chalet /educational trail map, brief history of mining

2. Village centre / settlement, ore dressing plant, church, ore treatment

3. Bašovňa, Bašovňa water circuit / leats, water reservoir, Russegger adit

4. Klinčok,Kilian adit /adits of Magurka, gold, sitting area. Map of adits

5. František adit. Forest management / Forest Compossessorate, Land Community in Partizánska Ľupča

6. Leopold adit / geology, minerals, Kapustisko, geological map

7. Ritterstein adit /Kapustisko-Močidlo mining section, water conduit, sitting area

8. Low Tatras National Park(NAPANT)

9. Striebornica /silver vein, mineral wealth of the Low Tatras

10. Viedenka / Viedenka, eastern part of the deposit, Mária adits, opportunity of trying gold panning

Golden trail of Magurka route description

Start from the Magurka Chalet and ascend on a pleasant and relatively undemanding blue trail that will take you to the ridge of the Low Tatras. From there follow the yellow trail back to to the Magurka Chalet.


  • The trail is located in the Low Tatras National Park, the area having the 3rd and higher degrees of protection. Please observe the code of conduct for the visitors to NAPANT
  • The trail is for hikers only

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