Lookout tower Čierna Hora (Black Hill) – 667 meters above sea level

Lookout tower Čierna Hora (Black Hill) – 667 meters above sea level

The lookout tower Čierna hora with a tourist shelter. Čierna hora (667.1 m above sea level) rises above the town of Svidník between the villages of Jurkova Voľa, Rovné and Cernina. Initially, a 9.36 m high pyramid was built on the top which was later replaced by a geodetic survey tower (21.83 m high). In 2006, a new tourist lookout tower in the shape of a quadrangular pyramid, the base of which measures 5 x 5 m, was built there. The tower has three floors: the first floor is located at the height of 5.5 m, the second at 10 m and the third at 14.5 m. The roof of the lookout tower reaches astounding 18 m. In the immediate vicinity of the lookout tower you will find a tourist shelter. The lookout tower with the shelter is a popular hiking spot. On your way to the tower you will pass Ostrý vrch with a grave of an unknown Russian soldier who died in the First World War. Every year, a funeral mass is held at the grave for all those who fell in both World Wars.

Informations

Hike: 1 hour 10 minutes from Svidník along the red-marked trail. The place can also be reached along the green-marked trail from the Grob saddle (on the Hrabovčík – Rovné route); continue along the red-marked hiking trail.

How to get there

How to get to the lookout tower: from Svidník along the red-marked trail. The place can also be reached along the green-marked trail from the Grob saddle (on the Hrabovčík – Rovné route); continue along the red-marked hiking trail.

Route length: 4,500 m

Estimated time:  1 hour 10 minutes without breaks

Difficulty: moderate hike with a steep climb. 

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