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Czujniki GIOŚ NO2 CO O3 SO2
ul. Sienkiewicza   5.63   0   81.74   0
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ul. Sienkiewicza   -   10.8
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Tytusa Chałubińskiego   2.23   3.1
Zofii i Witolda Paryskich   5.88   8.16
Kuźnice   0.9   1.27
Szkoła Podstawowa w Kościelisku   28.08   35.49
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Kościeliska Valley

Kościeliska Valley


Kościeliska Valley

Distance Distance: 5,5 km
Finish time Finish time: 1 godz. 40 min
Elevation difference Elevation difference: 273 m↗ 92 m↘
Highest point: 1118 m n.p.m.

Kościeliska Valley has many enthusiasts. It's considered as one of the most beautiful Tatra vales, full of natural richness and historical memorials.

We start our trip at Kiry. We can leave our car, bike or bus on one of many paid parkings here. Kiry have excellent transport connection to Zakopane and surrounding villages: Witów, Chochołów, Czarny Dunajec. Many restaurants, guesthouses and Tatra National Park info boards are placed. at valley's exit. Tourists can also hire a cab, which will transport them from the valley's outlet, far into Pisana Clearing.j.

Kościeliska Valley entrance (TPN territory) requires payment, which is charged on place. The walk towards Ornak Hall Shelter goes along Kościelisko Stream at first. After passing Niżna Kościeliska Brama, also known as Kantak Gate, we enter wide clearing – Wyżnia Kira Miętusia where cultural sheep grazing is being held. We can try sheep milk products (cheese, żętyca) in local huts. After a while, we reach the point where the trails spreads: black on Przysłop Miętusi (Regle Path fragment), red through Adamica on Czerwone Wierchy, and our own trail, facing Ornak Hall Shelter (specifically on Mała Polanka Ornaczańska). After not so long, through the vale bottom, green and black trails go together, but before Zbójnicka Chapel, the black one goes right, towards Kominiarski Przysłop, Lejowa Valley and Chochołowska Valley.

We, however, go to Stare Kościeliska. Formerly it was a very lively place. It's because there were mining and steel industry buildings, forester's lodge, later tavern and small shelter of count Władysław Zamoyski located here. Today there are no traces left after those monuments. The only exception is blast furnace foundation ruin, indicated by memorial board. Yet, it is worth paying attention to tree types: dune pine or strong lime tree by which we can spot far-away Bystra (2248 m MASL), the highest Western Tatra peak.

On the southern end of Stare Kościeliska, we find trail branching: black one leads to Mroźna Cave, blue, labeled in year 1892 by Mieczysław Karłowicz, to Stoły Clearing. Right after trail turns to Stoły, we go through Pośrednia Brama Kościeliska (so called Kraszewski Gate), and shortly pass the place by descending trail from Mroźna Cave. Here we can meet resting tourists and use the toilets.

Our next stop is Pisana Clearing. Besides wooden benches and tables, where you can take a rest, there is also cab's final stop. Because of visual valors, Pisana Clearing region is very popular among tourists, who usually take souvenir photographs here. Limestone rocks, visible here and there, are exceptionally impressive, with massive Kominiarski Wierch rising above the clearing and Kościeliski Stream, writhing nearby. Behind the clearing, after crossing the small, wooden bridge, we pass Cracov Gorge entrance, which ends with a cave known as Dragon's Cavity. The yellow trail leads inside the gorge. We go further down the Kościeliska Valley bottom, we pass Wodna Cave under Pisana exit, Mylna Cave descent and also, in Wyżnia Kościeliska Brama region, trail start leading to the caves: Raptawicka, Obłazkowa and beformentioned Mylna. From this point the valley expands slightly which means we're entering glacier-transformed terrain. Soon, on the right side, in forest, Wincenty Pol Cross and Smytna Valley outlet should be visible on the elevation. After 10-15 minutes we reach trail divergence. The black trail starts here and leads to Smreczyński Pond in 30 minutes. Our green trail turns left, leading through Tomanowa Valley to Ciemniak (Czerwone Wierchy). If we want to arrive at PTTK Shelter on Ornak Hall, we should go straight the yellow trail, which leads to Chochołowska Valley through Iwaniacka Pass.