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Mogielica Beskid Wyspowy

Mogielica, the Island Beskids

Widok na górę Mogielica. wokół lasy i drzewa.

34-615 Słopnice Tourist region: Gorce i Beskid Wyspowy

Mogielica is the highest peak of the Island Beskid. Its height is 1,171 metres above sea level. It is also called Kopa by the local people, because the very top of Mogielica has the form of a regular dome protruding from a clearing.

The name Mogielica comes from the Slavic word for "grave" and, according to folk tales, was the burial place for suicides, plague victims and drowned people. Several trails, shorter and longer, more challenging and more accessible, lead to the top of Mogielica. The difficulty of the ascent will be compensated for by the beautiful views from the glades and the viewing tower on the summit. It offers the most marvellous mountain panoramas. The green trail, named after Leopold Węgrzynowicz, begins at the Edward Śmigły-Rydz Pass. The climbing time is about 2.5 hours. The descent time is 1.5 hours. This is probably the most popular trail leading to Mogielica. It does not require particular mountain skills. As for the blue trail from Jurków – the ascent time is about 3 hours, and the descent time is 2 hours. The ascent is steep, especially at the end; the descent also forces you to have constant concentration. We do not recommend this trail for families with children, as it is best for skilled hikers. This trail is marked as the Stations of the Cross. Take the green trail from Półrzeczki to Krzystonów, then follow the yellow trail to Mały Krzystonów and the yellow/blue trail through Stumorgowa Glade to Mogielica. Climbing time is about 3.5 hours, and descending takes about 2.5 hours. The trail initially leads gently through fields. The final ascent to Kopa is short but demanding. The yellow route from Rzeki through Glade Miznówka, Jasień, Kutrzyca, Krzystonów and Glade Stumorgowa is lengthy and requires good stamina. However, it offers beautiful views in return. Walking uphill takes about 4 hours, downhill about 3 hours. The trail length is almost 11 kilometres one way. The green trail from the Słopnicka Pass leads along a monotonous asphalt road up to the car park in Wyrębiska. It is here that you can drive up, leave your car and continue the ascent along the green trail. From the car park, it is about 1.5 hours to the summit. The way down should take an hour of leisurely walking. The length of the trail is 3.7 kilometres. The trail is recommended for excursions with children.

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