Szczyrk and its surroundings are a popular place not only for hiking enthusiasts but also for jogging lovers. The town has many noteworthy trails – the best reward for completing them will be the beautiful views waiting along the way. So which running routes do we recommend to test during your stay in Szczyrk? You can read about it in the further part of the article!
The most exciting cross-country trails in Szczyrk
Szczyrk offers many interesting places for recreational running. Especially mountain lovers will be delighted with their stay in Szczyrk. The varied hiking trails guarantee wonderful views and allow you to visit many exciting regional places.
1. Szczyrk – Skrzyczne
Skrzyczne (1257 m) is the highest mountain of Beskid Śląski. At the very top is the PPTK Skrzyczne mountain hostel, while the mountain’s slopes lead to numerous ski trails. Two trails lead to the top: blue and green (through Polana Skrzyczeńska). Below the peak is the PTTK Skrzyczne Mountain Hostel, built at the end of the 1930s.
2. Szczyrk – Klimczok
Klimczok (1117 m) is the highest peak in the northern part of the Silesian Beskid. The beginning of the trail is in the center of Szczyrk, from where it goes further through the forest on the yellow path towards Uncle Tom’s Cottage and the mountain hostel on the Karkoszczonka Pass. Keen runners should follow the red trail towards the saddle below Klimczok. More petite than several dozen meters above the pass, in an eastern direction, there is Klimczok Hostel. From the top is a beautiful view of Babia Góra and, when the weather is good, also of the Tatra Mountains.
3. Stanisław Hula Trail
The Stanislaw Hula Trail in Szczyrk is the route going through Skrzyczne (1257 m), Małe Skrzyczne, Malinowska Skała, the Salmopol Pass, Kotarz, the Karkoszczonka Pass and Klimczok (1117 m). The trail, which is about 31 km long, begins and ends in Szczyrk – lovers of mountain running can thus cover its fragment or combine a run with a hike.
Karkoszczonka nature trail
We also recommend to keen runners the training on the Karkoszczonka Pass (729 m). The nature and forest trail, 3 km long, presents the heart of the local forests. On the length of the route, there are information boards familiarizing visitors with the rich flora and fauna of Beskidy. In addition, the short course offers a chance to admire extraordinary views of Skrzyczne, Klimczok and Magura.
After running around Szczyrk – it is time to relax at the Przystanek Góry!
The Przystanek góry is a perfect place for active leisure enthusiasts. Numerous mountain trails, downhill and cross-country skiing routes, bicycle paths, and places ideal for cross-country training – Szczyrk will prove perfect as a training base.
We offer comfortable accommodation in rooms with private bathrooms. For our guests, we also prepare delicious breakfasts during which we serve local specialities. And the possibility of relaxing in our garden, where active people can find respite after an intensive day of running.