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Hiking trail Vysoky vodopad

A Million route to the Vysoky Vodopad

10 km
Estimated time:
3 h
Elevation gain:
550 m
Highest peak:
1365 m. a. s. l.


Route type:
For strollers:

Videlske sedlo - Nad Vysokym vodopadem - Vysoky vodopad - Svycarna - Maly Ded - Cernik

Difficulty level

A more demanding route, suitable for both fit and less fit hikers. The route is suitable for children from the age of 10 years.
3 / 5

Navigation to the parking lot

Park your car comfortably in the parking lot and go on a day trip to the mountains.


You can leave your vehicle in the free parking lot on Videlske sedlo. From there, you will set off along a beautiful 4.5 km long cycle route, or along a forest path that leads to the right from the parking lot.

A decent climb awaits you on the way, nothing challenging.

Parking lot Videlske sedlo
Many tourists set off immediately along the yellow route, towards Svycarna, where a very difficult climb awaits them. From our side, we recommend using the aforementioned cycle route, where you can also get to the Vysoky Vodopad.
Towards the Million route
Million route

Subsequently, you will appear at the signpost U Vysokeho Vodopadu. It is definitely worth walking down the blue tourist sign, downwards. You will walk through a beautiful landscape lined with wooden footbridges and railings. You will come across the Sokoli skala, walk across the Stribrny brook until you reach the Vysoky Vodopad itself.
signpost U Vysokeho Vodopadu

You are in the Vysoky Vodopad Nature Reserve. Here you will find interesting plants on springs and rocks, where water is constantly dripping and rinsing them. This creates special conditions for species that would not grow on dry rocks.
Sokoli skala
The subsequent route, over wooden footbridges, around a stream and waterfalls, is difficult, quite often slippery. Be careful when descending.
Vysoky vodopad

The highest waterfall in the Jeseniky Mountains and the presence of the Lynx

The waterfall has a total height of 28 m. Before 1880 it had a height of 45 m and the water flowed down in free fall, today especially in the lower part, forms a waterfall of a small cascade. In 1880, during a flood, there was a landslide that collapsed to the point of impact of the waterfall, so its height was reduced to only 28 m. Nevertheless, it is one of the highest waterfalls in the Czech Republic and it is the highest waterfall in the Jeseniky Mountains. In the past, the presence of the Eurasian lynx has been proven here.

Then you will head back to the signpost U Vysokeho vodopadu. On the way back, you can go closer to the lookout, or to the Sokoli skala.
Sokoli skala at the Vysoky vodopad

As soon as you appear at the signpost U Vysokeho vodopadu, you will continue over a small wooden footbridge towards the forest. Only a 2-kilometer long route through the magical forest, in the so-called Nad Vodopadem locality, awaits you.

Again, the route will not be difficult. Expect the biggest climb right after crossing the wooden footbridge and entering the forest.

in the direction of Svycarna
view of the Keprnicka hornatina

Gradually, you will walk through the forest until the transmitter on Praded peeks out at you, in beautiful weather. After a few hundred meters, the tourist cottage Svycarna again.

Svycarna tourist cottage

Then you will set off, just behind the tourist cottage, at the outdoor seating area, to the left along the yellow tourist sign. Again, expect a slight climb to Maly Ded (1368 m above sea level).

Maly Ded (1368 m. n. m.)

As soon as you climb Maly Ded, there is a 2.5-kilometer descent to the parking lot itself. The terrain is rocky, in some places the path is lined with roots.

It is generally known that there is more strain on the legs when descending - so, as the saying goes, "hurry slowly".

At the Cernik signpost, continue straight ahead, downwards, following the yellow tourist sign.

Cernik signpost

You will then appear at the parking lot, but you will arrive from a different direction than where you came from.

Difficulty level

A more demanding route, suitable for both fit and less fit hikers. The route is suitable for children from the age of 10 years.
3 / 5

Navigation to the parking lot

Park your car comfortably in the parking lot and go on a day trip to the mountains.

Services on the route

Parking Lot
Videlske sedlo
Striskovy vodopad
Natural Area
NA Vysoky vodopad
Rock Formations
Sokoli skala
Vodopady Studeny brook
Vysoky vodopad
Nad Vodopadem
National Natural Area
NNA Praded
Tourist Cottage
Svycarna tourist cottage
At the Svycarna
Bell Tower Svycarna
Mountain Peak
Maly Ded (1368 m. n.m.)
Cesnekovy brook
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What not to forget?

Head out into the mountains with the appropriate gear and gear. Including plenty of water and food.
Do not enter places outside the approved tourist signs.
Don't go alone! We recommend going to the mountains at least in pairs.
Respect nature! Do not destroy it, do not make loud noises and do not leave garbage behind.
Save the phone number in case you'll be in an emergency situation.
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+420 1210
Don't forget to check the weather forecast before heading to the mountains.
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