Vodopády Studeného potoka waterfalls (High Tatras)

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Poprad, Vysoké Tatry

GPS: N49°9'53'' E20°13'13''

One of the tourist attractions in the environs of Starý Smokovec and Tatranská Lomnica in the High Tatras is the group of the cascaded Vodopády Studeného potoka waterfalls.  These waterfalls are among the most frequently visited in the Tatras.

They form a complex system of multi-terraced cascades. The upper, called Obrovský vodopád (The Giant waterfall) is well visible from the bridge on the main tourist path (magistrála) in the Tatras. The white-foamed water tumbles down the trough passing between two rocks into a 20 meter deep profusion.

The name of the lower waterfall, Trojitý vodopád, in Hungarian and German languages is rather poetic - "the waterfall of artists". It is hidden deep in the forest hence seldom visited.

Below the confluence of the Veľký and Malý Studený potok brooks there are another four waterfalls. The tallest of them is the cascade of the Malý vodopád waterfall. At an altitude of 1,247 m there is the Skrytý vodopád waterfall and somewhat lower at 1,226 m above sea level is the lower end of the cascades of the Veľký vodopád waterfall. Its tallest cascade is 13 metres.

The Dlhý vodopád waterfall is also on the brook Studený potok, immediately opposite the cottage Bilíkova chata at Hrebienok and is accessible by the yellow-marked path leading to the small commune Tatranská Lesná.

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA