Poland

Ascent to Černá hora from Černý Důl

Ascent to the dominant of the southern Giant Mountains

Petr Liška
Wrote 1921 articles and follows him / her 147 travelers
(1 rating)
Ascent to Černá hora from Černý Důl
Inserted: 17.07.2020
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
Suitable for:
Hikers

Montenegro (1,299 m above sea level) is the most important mountain in the southeastern Giant Mountains. Thanks to the transmitter at its peak, it is easily identifiable from all sides, even for less knowledgeable tourists. Thanks to the cable car from Jánské Lázně, it is also a relatively busy place. However, if you want to go to the top „honestly“, it will definitely take quite a while if it will be from the south, for example, from the Black Mine. It then awaits you with a 5km ascent and 720 meters of elevation gain with beautiful views of the Giant Mountains

Black Mine Square

The ideal starting position for hikes from Černý Důl is a square, where you can refresh and park, surprisingly for free. The square is dominated by Hotel Post

Black Mine Square
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

View of the Black Mine

From the center of the town we set off on a yellow hiking trail. After about half a kilometer, our trail turns sharply to the right and we finally climb out of civilization. Before we disappear into the forest, from the edge of the meadow, there is a nice view of the whole Černý Důl and the quarry in the background.

View of the Black Mine
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Ascent through clearings

According to the map, the ascent path should lead through the forest, which does not promise many views, but currently it is different. You walk through the forest, a beautiful beech forest, only from the beginning for a while, then there are extensive clearings. Fortunately, they at least beautify the huge flowers of Foxglove.

Ascent through clearings
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

View across the clearing to the Giant Mountains

With increasing meters, the views of the Krkonoše foothills open up nicely. Zvičina is directly opposite you. Experts will also recognize Kumburk, Stráž or Tábor

View across the clearing to the Giant Mountains
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

By the forest road

You will climb out of the clearing at the crossroads with the forest road. Here you have more than 1/3 of the ascent to Montenegro behind you. If you climb on a hot day, now you can breathe, finally begins the forest and a little shade

By the forest road
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Cottage Vendlovka

You ascend through the forest to the Vendlovka cottage. Here you cross 1,000 meters above sea level. Here you can also come across cyclists, because this is where the route connecting Pec pod Sněžkou with Jánské Lázně leads here. Now we have the last part of the ascent to Montenegro

Cottage Vendlovka
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Ascent along the Nepalese sidewalk

After a few tens of meters you will leave the bike path and start climbing the endless stone steps (not unlike those in Nepal) straight up. In some places, there are really wide views of the Krkonoše Mountains

Ascent along the Nepalese sidewalk
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Ox meadow

Finally, the ascent slows as we reach the vast flat peak of Montenegro. We come to a nice Volská meadow. Here we can slowly come across people who came here by cable car and wander around it.

Ox meadow
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Montenegro lookout tower

From Volská louka you can continue straight to the top of Černá hora, or take a walk about 500 meters and take it around the cable car station and lookout tower.

Montenegro lookout tower
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Old cable car

Whether you go straight or take a detour around the lookout tower, you will still reach the interesting building of the old cable car. Next to it is a kiosk by the old cable car.

Old cable car
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com

Transmitter on top of Montenegro

The very top of the kilometer-long road in the forest with no views leads to the very top of Montenegro. Unfortunately, it is forbidden to enter the transmitter itself. How to return to Černý Důl? There are more options, but be sure to check out the Montenegrin peat bog beforehand

Transmitter on top of Montenegro
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
Applaud the author of the article!
Share it on:

They been there (1)

They want there (2)

Have you been there? Contribute a good advice to travelers who want to go to this area or add places to your visited list.

Do you want to go there? There is nothing easier than having to deal with others and go on a trip or get tips on where you want to go.

Activities

Practical information

Thanks!

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

Already rated by 1 traveler

Have you been there? Write a review of this place

You must be logged in to post a review or