The Veľký Sokol gorge - Slovenský raj

Location: Košický kraj, okres Spišská Nová Ves, Hrabušice

GPS: N48°58'31'' E20°24'32''

Podlesok - Píla - Veľký Sokol-ústie - Glacká cesta  - Glac  - Malá Poľana - Suchá Belá-vrch - Pod Vtáčím hrbom - Podlesok (6 3/4 hours)

Mountain range: Slovenský raj (NP Slovenský raj)
Region: Spiš

Starting point: Podlesok, bus stop, parking lot, district Spišská Nová Ves.
Finishing point: Podlesok, bus stop, parking lot, district Spišská Nová Ves.

Time schedule: Podlesok - Píla 1 h - Veľký Sokol-ústie 1/2 h - Glacká cesta  2 1/2 h - Glac 1/4 h - Malá Poľana 1/2 h - Suchá Belá-vrch 1/2 h - Pod Vtáčím hrbom 1/2 h - Podlesok 1 h. 
Map: Slovenský raj, 1 : 50 000 (sheet 124), VKÚ, a. s., Harmanec.

Description of the route: A difficult and demanding circle. It is demanding for its length (21 km) and exposed ascent in the gorge secured by ladders, steps, chains and a footbridge. It requires increased caution. It is the one-way ascent, up the brook stream only! The beginning and the end of the route are in comfortable terrain on forest roads and paths. 
It is a very attractive though demanding route. It presents the different nooks of the Slovenský raj Mts. At the beginning it runs in the beautiful wide river valley of the Veľká Biela voda brook. But the difficult stretch of the longest gorge of the Slovenský raj is the most attractive. It leads in ascending terrain over several waterfalls and cascades, parts of the National Nature Reserve of Sokol.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama