Hiking in Poland

Find your hiking trail in Poland

Poland might not be associated at first as a hiking destination, but this country offers a lot of hiking trails you haven’t heard of. The Tatra Mountains, which border with Slovakia, are the most well-known hiking area in Poland and are easily accessible from Krakow and Zakopane. But also the lower mountain ranges are very beautiful and you can even hike hut-to-hut in the wild Bieszczady Mountains and Sudeti Mountain range.

Best hiking trails in Poland


Poland as a hiking destination

Zakopane, known as the gateway to the Tatra Mountains, is a great start for adventurous hikers. With numerous day-hiking trails and long-distance trails for both novice and experienced hikers, it’s a real adventure. Its highest peak, Rysy, has views of the rugged mountains around it. The longest trail in Poland, the Main Beskid Trail, spans the breadth of the Beskidy Mountains on this 500km thru-hike.

The Tatra National Park

The Tatra National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is the most famous in Poland. Here you’ll find mountain huts to enjoy a hut-to-hut trek which needs to be booked far in advance because it’s a popular hiking destination, mostly for local Polish hikers.

Hiking in the Bieszczady Mountains

Further east, the Bieszczady Mountains offer a wild landscape with fewer hikers, but more rugged trails. It’s famous for the chance to spot rare wildlife, including the majestic European bison and brown bears. The trails here are less crowded with fewer facilities alongside the trails.

The longest trail in Poland

For thru-hikers, the Main Beskid Trail can be a perfect match, stretching over 500 kilometers. This trail takes you through the heart of the Beskidy Mountains, passing through traditional mountain villages, historical landmarks, and panoramic views of the surrounding hills. If you want to connect with the Polish people, this is your trail.

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