The Polish Tatra mountains provide plenty of options for Zakopane hiking trips for everyone: from families with kids, through average walkers and nature lovers, to more experienced hikers.
Czarny Staw Gąsiennicowy (Black Lake) - is a mountain lake at 1620 meters above sea level. It is located on the trail leading from the chalet Murowaniec to Zawrat or Granaty. It is not a very demanding trip, available for people with average fittnes level. The trip leads through the Tatra National Park forest and offers nice views on the rocky Tatra peaks. This hiking trip gives a chance to see all the best things the Tatra Mountains have to offer.
Czarny Staw pod Rysami (Black Lake below Mount Rysy) - is a mountain lake at 1583 meters above sea level. It is located on the trail leading from the famous mountain hut by Morskie Oko Lake to Rysy peak. The trip from the Morskie Oko lake mountain hut takes around 50 minutes. You can expect great, rocky scenery and panoramic views on the Morskie Oko Lake.
Dolina Pięciu Stawów Polskich (5 Lakes Valley) - the valley is beautifuly located between the High Tatras rocky mountains and is famous for its scenic lakes.
The chalet in 5 Lakes Valley is located 1671 meters above sea level and is the highest located chalet in Poland. Hiking to the chalet from the parking lot at Palenica Białczańska usually takes around 3 hrs.
Kopa Kondracka peak - is one of the Western Tatras peaks at 2005 meters above sea level. The trip requires an average fitness level. On the way you can rest in a charming wooden mountain hut at Kondracka Pass. Expet great a panorama view from the top of the Western Tatras, Giewont peak and Slovakian Tatras.
If you don't feel sure about your fitness condition or mountain experience, it is recommended to hire a licenced Tatra mountain guide. A guide will take care of your safety, give you alternate trail options when needed and tell you about the Tatra mountains nature and traditions.