Makovytsia Trail

Nature discovery trails
  • Difficulty

  • Length

    4 km (one way)
  • Duration

    4 hours (one way)
  • Check Point


    Makovytsia Mountain is one of the highest peaks within the Yaremche area. The trail starts at the check point opposite “Hutsulshchyna” restaurant. Moving up through the forest road you are gradually dipping into unique world of virgin forest where beech, spruce and fir grow.

  • Viewing Platform


    Walking further through the trail you approach to the overview where you can observe picturesque sceneries of Yaremche. Here you will see the remnants of trenches that remind of fierce battles which took place in this area during World War I and II.

  • Branching of Paths


    At a distance of 1500 m from the start the trail is divided. Further the road leads straight to Makovytsia trail. If you turn to the right you can turn to Dovbush Trail and if you turn to the left you can reach the oldest tree. Different directions are marked in different colours.

  • Meadow


    Moving further up the trail and passing stony placers you can also observe Yamna district on the right. Walking through the thick spruce forest we are approaching a relay tower. Having passed it, in a distance of about 200 meters we leave forest and go out on the meadow which stresses up to the top of the mountain.

  • Makovytsia Mount


    Having climbed Makovytsia, we enjoy Carpathians. From its top you can clearly observe the scenic panoramic view of the Carpathian landscapes, such as the Yavirnyk ridge and several mountains such as Khomiak, Syniak and Dovbushanka. Mount Hoverla and Petros can be seen as well.

In the territory of the national park it is forbidden:

Deviation from the route.

Damage to natural objects.

Breeding hearths in places not designated for this purpose, smoking when passing through forests.

Felling and damage to trees plucking flowers, collecting medicinal plants.

Hunting for animals, destruction of their habitats.

Catching fish by any means.

Stay with firearms.

Territory littering, noise.

Report to the Ministry of Emergencies that you are going to the mountains

Report to the Ministry of Emergencies before you go on a hike, so that rescuers can find you quickly and in time if something happens. This requires only two steps:

  • Fill out the online form

    Fill in the online form to inform the mountain search and rescue units about the planned trips to the mountains.

    Online form
  • Save the contacts of rescue units

    Make a note in your mobile phones of the mountain search and rescue units of the area in which you are going to travel.

    Contacts of divisions