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Barania Góra

Page Type: Trail

Location: Poland, Europe

Lat/Lon: 49.58067°N / 18.99364°E

Trail Type: Cross Country, Mountain

County: Silesian Beskids

Technical Difficulty: Medium

Aerobic Difficulty: Hard

Layout: Loop

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Page By: Visentin

Created/Edited: Aug 26, 2011 / Sep 11, 2012

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Along the Vistula river back to the B&B
Vistula river
At the Przysłop hut
Przysłop hut
Views from the top of Barania Góra
Summit views

The Carpathians. Just evokating this name makes one dream ! Since the apparition of mountain-biking in this corner of Europe, it has become an evidence the Beskids are exceptionally beautiful to ride.

Barania Góra is a 1220m mountain where Poland's longest river, the Vistula, takes its source. Remote in the heart of the Silesian Beskids, its outlook tower provides stunning views to a wide part of the Carpathians. Many ridges featured with trails converge to the top and make it a fantastic mountain biking goal.

Despite a bit of hike-and-bike in the final part when climbing from the Przysłop hut, the effort is well rewarded. A wonderful ridge follows on Zielony Kopiec and Magurka Wiślańska, before a long and uninterrupted descent back to Wisła via the east ridge.
Ride of the year 2011 !

Sea of clouds from the top
Sea of clouds panorama

Getting there

Descent from Zielony Kopiec
Zielony Kopiec
The Vistula reservoir below the mountain
At the Przysłop hut
Break at the hut
A bit of slick-wood riding !
Wet. Beware !
Sea of clouds
Sea of clouds
Sea of clouds
Sea of clouds
Vistula waterfall
By the river
Rozsutec in the skyline
Slovak peaks in the distance

Wisła is the local mountain resort. It is very quickly reached from the huge agglomeration of Katowice, driving straight south.
Near the convergence of three international borders, it is equally reached from Czech Republic via Olomouc, or Slovakia from Bratislava and the western motorway of this small country.

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Panoramic meadows


Track from Przysłop hut to the top
Climbing up
Descent back to Wisła
Track from Przysłop hut to the top
Trail to the summit
Outlook tower on the top of Barania Góra
Outlook tower

Below is a map of the loop. It is advised to do it anticlockwise as described, to make the most benefit of the generous surface when climbing up, and enjoying the ridge singletracks when riding down. The ridge ride can be extended via the Malinka top until the road pass Przełęcz Salmopolska.

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The High Tatras, far ahead
Tatras far ahead

When to ride

Steep descent below the top
Technical part
Sherpering hut below the top
Sherpering hut

Most of the year. Dry weather strongly advised !