The Oldest Tree Trail

Nature discovery trails
  • Difficulty

  • Length

    2.5 km (one way)
  • Duration

    2 hours (one way)
  • Check Point


    Nature discovery trail “To the Oldest Tree” acquaints visitors with a unique beauty of wilderness, namely with beech virgin forests. Visiting the trail tourists can observe fascinating sceneries of Yaremche town, diversity of flora and fauna and mountain relief. The trail starts at the check point “Makovytsia Trail” opposite the “Hutsulshchyna” restaurant. Tourists are walking up the stone trail and find yourselves in mixed beech, spruce and fir forest.

  • Viewing Platform


    There are viewing platforms along the trail where tourists can observe picturesque suburbs of Yaremche. Traces of World War I and World War II trenches can be seen along the route.

  • Branching of Paths


    At a distance of 1500 m from the start, the trail is divided. Different directions are marked at the direction signs. 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. Tourists find themselves in the world of virgin beech forests.

  • The Oldest Tree


    Walking between old trees you can learn a process of self-recovery and growing of trees. A virgin forest is an old-growth forest that has attained several hundred or thousand age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features. There are many old-grow trees in the age of 150, 200, or more years. After recovering yourself by the oldest beech tree you can move further among beech forests. Tourists can continue their trip to Makovytsia Mountain or go back the same road.

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