Rock lookout in Jizerky
An interesting ascent to the rock lookout Ořešník 800m.nm, which you will find at the very northern tip of the Jizera Mountains, you can take during a half-day walk. The terrain is a bit more challenging, especially below the top and the ascent to the rock lookout itself is not for people who feel dizzy from the heights. We chose the route, which starts in the town of Hejnice and was separated from the top by 500 meters of elevation gain. On the way down the yellow route we went around the waterfalls – the largest is Velký Štolpich. The whole route was about 10 km long.
Start of the route in Hejnice - Fardinandov
To start our ascent, we found a small parking lot at the end of the town of Hejnice, part of Ferdinandov. From where we set off uphill along an unmarked road, on mapách.cz it is marked by an intermittent route. It is the shortest possible way to the top and also the steepest.
After a while of ascent, we connect to the red tourist sign and follow it all the way. Along the way, just below the top, rock formations are beginning to increase for admiration. We are approaching the top at 800 m above sea level.
A Viklan that you walk around on your way up.
Ascent to the rocky lookout
The lookout itself is located just below the top of the Ořešník hill, where there is also a crossroads. The ascent on it is really adrenaline. If you feel dizzy from heights, you will probably avoid it. Even if it loses beautiful views. The path is well secured with railings on both sides.
At the top you will find a wooden summit cross and a small plot surrounded by a railing against falling, because the view is really very airy.
View of Hejnice
Top view of the region. Below us are Hejnice in the palm of your hand.
Pilgrimage Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Hejnice
From the top you can see the beautiful Baroque monastery church in Hejnice, which was built on the site of an old pilgrimage site whose origins date back to the 13th century. The current basilica dates from the 18th century.
Traverse to the waterfalls
From the vantage point, we continue along the red tourist sign along a relaxed forest path towards the waterfalls, where we join the yellow one.
Velký Štolpich Waterfall
The red route will lead us to a crossroads where it intersects with the yellow route. It is here that you will find the largest waterfall. The Velký Štolpich waterfall (also called Černý Štolpich) is in fact a system of waterfalls that together overcome a 30 m high rock wall.
A mountain river bearing the same name as a waterfall – Černý (Velký) Štolpich rushes straight down a rocky riverbed. Under the waterfall we can find lakes with cold water, where you can soak on a hot summer day.
Cascade of waterfalls
Below the main waterfall you will find two more – Jump and Double Waterfall. The beautiful view of the gushing water from the cliff down is from the wooden bridges that lead through the water. Our path leads along the yellow river still steeply down.
As we descend lower, the mountain roaring river becomes a pleasantly gurgling stream. Cold water cools the air, so it treads better.
View of the viewpoint from Hejnice
After descending back down to Hejnice – Ferdinandov, you can see the rock lookout Ořešník from below in all its beauty.
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