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Kriváň (Mt) from Tri Studničky

Tourist trail

Tri Studničky – Kriváň (2494 m.n.m.) – Tri Studničky

This is one of the most attractive trails in the region of Liptov. Not only for its beauty but also for the history. Mt Kriváň (2494 m) is considered to be a national symbol of Slovakia and a national ascent of the peak has been organised for many years. The hike itself is quite demanding but it is definitely worth taking it.

You are beginning at Tri Studničky, a place reachable from the main road running from the village of Podbanské to the High Tatras. Here you can find a free parking place. The trail continues through a dwarf mountain pine area where you can admire the attractive views of the whole region. The trail is undemanding up to the couloir of Krivánsky Žľab and it is marked with a green colour. From this place on the difficulty of the trail rises also for the rocky terrain. Continue along the blue trail. The final view and mainly the feeling that you conquered Mt Kriváň (2494 m) is worth it. To complement the way back, more demanding hikers can first turn to the mountain tarn Jámske Pleso and then return to Tri Studničky along the red trail through the former cottage of Važecká Chata. So the tour will be extended by 4 kilometres which takes less than an hour. We recommend to travel by car and use the free parking at Tri Studničky. There is also a paid car park at the former cottage of Važecká Chata. You can also use a bus running to the bus station near the cottage of Chata Kpt. Rašu but it circulates very rarely. There are no mountain cottages and shelters along the trail. There are just some private cottages in the locality of Tri Studničky. A wide range of accommodation facilities and restaurants are located a bit further, in the locality of Podbanské.

6 h 45 m

Duration

12km

Length

Tri Studničky

Starting point

Kriváň

End point

1281m

Total ascent

1281m

Total descent

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