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Gorge Big Falcon

Nature Interest

The longest and one of the wildest gorges in the Slovak Paradise is the Veľký Sokol gorge. According to legend, its name is derived from a huge predator who allegedly kidnapped a young woman once. The cubes of this baby are allegedly still scattered on high cliffs above the gorge.

As harsh as this legend is the gorge itself, which due to not very good accessibility is one of the less visited in the Slovak Paradise. Its length is approximately 6 km and during its transition it is necessary to overcome an elevation gain of almost 300 m. The transition is secured in several places by wooden or metal ladders. The Sokol stream flows through the gorge, creating three beautiful waterfalls - Veľký, Malý and Kaskádový. Massive rock slopes rise above the stream, sometimes up to 300 m high. The final part of the gorge, considered the most beautiful, is called Roth's Gorge (according to the tourist who first crossed the entire Great Falcon).

The Veľký Sokol Gorge is accessible via a one-way yellow marked hiking trail leading from the Sokol mountain hut upstream of the brook of the same name to the Glacká cesta. The mountain hut can be reached from the settlement of Píla or from the tourist center of Podlesok.

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