Pip Ivan Mount

Nature discovery trails
  • Difficulty

  • Length

    10.3 km (one way)
  • Duration

    5 hours (one way)
  • Vesnarka Mountain Meadow

    The trail starts next to the building of Chornohirskyi Nature Protection Scientific and Research Department. It passes along the Shybenka River and stresses to the Vesnarka mountain meadow. A traditional sheep and cow farming is carried out here in summer.

  • Maricheika Lake

    Then the route leads to Maricheyka Lake which is situated by the northeastern slope of Shuryn-Hropa Mount. Mariheika is a lake of glacier origin. Its banks are covered with subalpine meadows and sedge thickets. The lake is located among dense fir and spruce forests. Its length is 88m, and its width is 45m. The altitude is 1510 m a.s.l.. Maricheika is the second largest lake in the Chornohora massif. One stream, which flows into the Pohorilets River, flows out of it.

  • Pip Ivan Mount


    Finally the trail leads up to Pip Ivan Mount. Plenty of legends are related to the mountain. It is also called “Black Mountain” by local people. There is a building of Polish astronomic and meteorological observatory, a unique monument of Ukrainian history and architecture, on the top of Pip Ivan. It is also called “A White Elephant”. The observatory is the highest building of Ukraine, built in 1938. Many rare plant species grow on the hills of the mount.

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