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Want to go hiking in Poland to explore more of this corner of Europe? In this guide, we’ve reviewed our full collection of hikes and walking routes in Poland to bring you the top 20 hiking routes in the region. To see which of our walks in Poland is the right one for you, browse real tips and photos uploaded by other hikers—and see what they had to say about each walk.
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If it’s mountain adventures you’re after for your hikes in Poland, you won’t be disappointed. Poland has a mountainous south with beautiful uplands, phenomenal geology and 70 peaks over 6,600 feet (2,000 m).
The Tatra Mountains in the Carpathians form the border of Poland and Slovakia and hiking at altitude here is exhilarating if you’re a serious mountaineer. Here you’ll find Poland’s highest peak, Rysy at 8,199 feet (2,499 m), along with some of the most jaw-dropping lakes. After bagging those high summits there are plenty of mountain huts in which to take refuge and recover.
Along the Czech border, hike amongst the Table Mountains with their flat tops and strange sandstone rock formations. All along this southern border, you can trek amongst truly inspiring scenery whether you’re aiming for the peaks or exploring the valleys.
It’s easy to find accessible walks in Poland, particularly in the 23 national parks. The nation has an outstanding trail system and is so huge that you can easily find yourself wonderfully alone. The luxury of Poland’s hiking scene is that you can feel secluded whilst never being dangerously isolated. This allows you to explore the phenomenal, wild landscape at your leisure.
With old growth forests and vast lake districts as well as gorgeous meadows and huge sand dunes, the best hiking trails in Poland will always take you by surprise.
Do you love to see wildlife while exploring? Poland is so rich in animals that you’re bound to see a variety of intriguing creatures and signs of many others on your walks.
Bison, wolves and bears are some of the country’s most impressive residents. Wild boar, moose, deer, beavers and otters can all be found here too. While the stunning Eurasian lynx resides in the Carpathians, they’re a modest population and hard to spot. No harm in keeping an eye out though.
Poland has deliciously warm summers and snowy winters so it’s important to choose your hiking season well. For all but winter mountaineering, late spring to early autumn provides astounding hiking conditions across much of the country.
The shoulder seasons are ideal for hiking as the trails are quieter and the sun less intense. With so many trails though, it’s easy to choose empty routes if you like. In the mountains, temperatures get lower and UV increases the higher you climb, so in summer you’ll need to prepare for this, as well as potentially harsh sunlight.
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