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Hiking trail Obri skaly Serak

A visit to the ancient giant

Length:
11 km
Estimated time:
4 h
Elevation gain:
619 m
Highest peak:
1331 m. a. s. l.

Information

Route type:
Circuit
For strollers:

Ramzova - Vrazedny potok - Obri skaly - Serak - Cernava

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.

Description

Our route starts in Ramzova. You can park your car either in the free parking lot right next to the cable car. If it is busy, you can park your car in a large, unfortunately already paid parking lot.

Parking at the cable car

Follow the green tourist sign towards the Vrazedny potok (brook). A beautiful white rocky route will lead you.

Once you cross the creek, you will go slightly downhill. After 400 meters, don't forget to turn right up the hill. Do not continue straight ahead, otherwise you will find yourself on a forest road in Ramzova.

After 700 meters you will reach the Vrazedny potok (brook), or rather the dam over which you will cross the stream. However, a steep path leads to the dam first.

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Be careful when descending to the dam of the Vrazedny potok (brook). The stones are often slippery.
Steep descent to the dam
Dam over the Vrazedny potok (brook)

Why is it called the Vrazedny potok (Murder brook)?

The brook got its name from the time of the sad Thirty Years' War, when the inhabitants of the Kolstejn estate (today's nearby Branna) were hiding in the local forests below Serak. However, it was tracked down by Swedish soldiers and murdered.

Then there is about 1.5 kilometers long and beautiful route in the valley, along the Vrazedny potok (brook) and under the rocks.

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The route weaves together a forest path, a rocky route, but also a route overgrown with roots. At the end, you will cross the stream over a wooden footbridge.

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Cross the wooden footbridge carefully. It has no railing and is slippery after rains.
Rocky path along the Vrazedny potok (brook)

Subsequently, after a short climb, you will appear on the cycle route. Head left.

As soon as you see the shelter, just before it, at the signpost Pod Obrimi skalami, you will follow the blue tourist route to the right. A steep climb along a rocky route awaits you.

After a challenging route, the Obri skaly will peek out at you together with a shelter. It is a group of rocks with a height of 10–16 meters lying on the northwest ridge of Serak.

You can take a closer look at the Obri skaly. A route along the rocks on the left leads to them.

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Approaching and climbing to the Giant Rocks is at your own risk. Careful!

Why are the Obri skaly (Giant rocks) actually Giant?

According to legend, the formation of the group of rocks is due to the giant Amik, who was convinced that he was stronger than the giant from the neighborhood. They made a bet on who could throw a huge boulder next. The Amik threw the rock far, but his neighbor threw it even farther. The loss made Amik so angry that he cut his boulder in half, which fell under the top of Serak.

Obri skaly
(image source)

From the signpost at the Obri skaly, follow the blue tourist sign, towards the boulder across the road.

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You are not allowed to take the forest path that leads to the right into the forest. On the one hand, you get to the turntable, and on the other hand, there is a ban on entry due to the national nature reserve.

A 250-meter vertical climb in the forest awaits you. The route is challenging, full of roots and stones. From the forest there is a beautiful view of the Obri skaly.

Foto: Michal Cikryt

The path then continues along the red tourist sign in the direction of Cernava. Although the route is marked as a cycling route, it is also quite demanding for hikers.

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The route from Serak to Cernava is marked as a cycle route. However, this is a challenging rocky route. Many cyclists and hikers with strollers gave up the route due to the difficulty.
A challenging rocky route from Serak to Cernava

Finally, you will reach a crossroads where the route crosses with 5 other routes. Continue straight along the red tourist sign. After a few meters you will appear at the cable car in Cernava.

Then there is only an easy way, down a relatively steep hill, to the parking lot.However, along the way you will walk through a beautiful forest, around the magical well Dobra Voda, with an even more magical chapel.

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Then there is only an easy way, down a relatively steep hill, to the parking lot.

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
Ramzova, by the cable car
Brook
Vrazedny potok
Shelter
1x Shelter
Rock Formations
Obri skaly (1081 m. n. m.)
National Natural Area
NNA Serak-Keprnik
Interestingness
Statue of a chamois (Serak)
Tourist Cottage
Cottage Jiriho na Seraku
Refreshments
Restaurant Jiriho na Seraku
Interestingness
Bell Tower at Serak
Viewpoint
Konska vyhlidka
Interestingness
Statue of a chamois (Cernava)
Spring
Dobra Voda
Interestingness
Chapel at Dobra Voda
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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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