Lačnov Gorge

Lačnov gorge – canyon. The Lačnov gorge (or canyon) was created by a stream which cut into the bedrock formed of dolomites and limestones thousands years ago. The gorge is about 2 km long with remarkable steep slopes and walls lining it along its entire length. The stream and weathering created bizarre rock formations on the high walls, which in places reach a height of up to 100 m. As the gorge is very narrow, rocks are only “one step” away. The most famous rocks include Mojžišov stĺp (the Moses’ Column) with a height of 60 m, Kamenná Baba (the Old Stone Woman) in the back of Červená skala (the Red Rock), Vrátnica (the Gatehouse) and Komín (the Chimney). In places where the Lačnov brook passes through the straits, riffles and waterfalls have been created. The “Lipovec karst” hides several smaller and larger caves. Adventure hunters should also visit the medieval castle Varhoška and the church buildings in the municipality of Lipovce, which are significant from an anthropogenic point of view. On the other side of the gorge you will find the village of Lačnov, where the tourist can admire original folk architecture in the recently declared monument reserve.

Informations

Hiking in the gorge is full of adventures – creek crossing and rock climbing to name a few. The hiking trail is well-marked. At the end of the hike expect a steep climb. After the climb you will reach the meadow in front of the municipality of Lačnov.

How to get there

The Lačnov gorge is located in the protected area of the Kamenná Baba and therefore the crossing of the gorge is allowed only along the marked tourist trails. To enter the Lipovce george, follow the tourist marks – the markings start at the bus stop. There is a barrier just in front of the gorge. Hiking in the gorge is full of adventures – creek crossing and rock climbing to name a few. Tre hiking trail is well-marked. At the end of the hike expect a steep climb. After the climb you will reach the meadow in front of the municipality of Lačnov.

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