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From Jakubovany to Holý Vrch

Route: Jakubovany - Jakubovany, Studená dolina - Rázcestie pod Holým Vrchom - Tri Kolky - Holý vrch (1723 m.a.s.l.) and back
Type: Mountain ridge climbs
Difficulty: 3 - medium difficulty
Route length 14.2 km
Climb: 987 m
Sinking: 987 m
Duration 6.25 h
Lowest point: 695 m
Highest point: 1682 m

Detailed route description:


Západné Tatry

Starting point


End of route:

Holý vrch

Detailed route description

Holý Vrch (1723 m.a.s.l.) is a less majestic and less known peak of the Western Tatras. There is a popular tourist route that will take you to the summit of the impressive Baranec Mount running through it. The peak is characterized by its pyramid shape and it is accessible all year round, with no seasonal closures.

The starting point for hikes to Holý vrch is either the Žiarska Dolina valley (app. 3 km along the yellow markers) or Jakubovany (app. 6 km along the blue markers). The summit is not marked, it is above a signpost located on the ridge leading to Baranec. It takes about 1,45 hour to reach the summit from there.

The route from Jakubovany starts near a former ski lift, continues along an asphalt road and past the cottages, where it turns left to the forest. Above the place where the trail crosses the Tatranská Magistrála touristic route, there is a signpost directing hikers to the Jakuboviansky Vodopád waterfall, which can be reached within 5 minutes. After visiting the waterfall, hikers need to return back on the trail and ascend to the top of the Tri Kolky Mount, where they can rest and enjoy the views of the basin. The second part of the route takes hikers on an energetic climb to the top.

Access and parking

You can park in the Jakubovany village or use the car park close to the former Jakubovany ski lift. You can also walk to the starting point from the final bus stop in Jakubovany.

Accommodation and dining

There are no accommodation options on the way but you can have refreshments in the village, for example at the Jakub pub.

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