Krynica-Zdrój is located in the Beskid Sądecki range, around 560-620 meters above the sea level. From the East, North and West, the city is surrounded by the following hills, covered by a forest: Krzyżowa 813 m, Huzary 865 m, Bradowiec 817 m, Parkowa 714 m, Jaworzyna Krynicka 1114 m. The above area is marvelous for the hikers, and lovers of the mountain biking.
Góra Parkowa (742 m above the sea level), a mountain peak in Beskid Sądecki, located within the limits of Krynica-Zdrój. 60 hectares of spring park, with numerous pathways and garden houses, three pools, “Health Path”, yellow trail, sledding track. The Góra Parkowa peak may be reached via a ground-cable car, created back in 1937.
The top part of that hill includes:
- Vantage point,
- Paradise ice-rink,
- Pontoon slide,
- Ski lift for children - “Sun Kid”.
Krynica-Zdrój is located in the Beskid Sądecki range, around 560-620 meters above the sea level.
From the East, North and West, the city is surrounded by the following hills, covered by a forest:
- Krzyżowa (813 m),
- Huzary (865 m),
- Bradowiec (817 m),
- Parkowa (714 m),
- Jaworzyna Krynicka (1114 m).
The above area is marvelous for the hikers, and lovers of the mountain biking.
Jaworzyna Krynicka (1114 m n.p.m.) – A peak of Beskid Sądecki, close to Krynica Zdrój, is the highest peak of the Jaworzyna range, located in the eastern part of the area. Northern slopes of that mountain are smoothly connected with the Czarny-Potok valley, while south-western side is adjacent to the Dolina Szczawnicka valley. Here, temperate broadleaf and mixed forest is the most common form, featuring beeches, firs, spruces, with numerous caves. Kamień Diabelski (Devil’s Stone) is located at the eastern slope.
Jaworzyna Krynicka features;
- Gondola lift,
- 9 ski lifts,
- 2 training lifts for children,
- 7 downhill routes, permanently maintained by a Snowcat.
Jaworzyna Krynicka peak may be reached thanks to the longest and the most modern gondola lift in existence in Poland. The lower station of that lift is located in the valley of Czarny Potok. The route length is defined as around 2 kilometers. The lift includes 74 gondolas, each of which accommodates 6 persons onboard. The ride is around 7 minutes long.
Krzyżowa also known as Uzda (812 m) – is a mountain which rises over Krynica. It is located within the Jaworzyna range of Beskid Sądecki, at the ridge which separates the valley of Kryniczanka and the valley of Czarny Potok, which is a tributary of the aforesaid river. The ridge has south-eastern orientation, from Drabiakóka, through Krzyżowa Ridge (770 meters), Krzyżowa, to finish with Holica (697 meters). The peak features a large cross, commemorating the historical event of Bar Confederation.
Krzyżowa is almost entirely covered by a forest. Only the lower part of its slopes has no forest, as it is covered by the buildings of Krynica, close to Kryniczanka. 2 tourist trails, partially sharing, and partially guiding the tourists along separate paths.
Blue trail: Krynica – Krzyżowa – Przełęcz Krzyżowa – Drabiakówka – Runek
Yellow trail: Krynica – Krzyżowa – Przełęcz Krzyżowa – Drabiakówka – Kopciowa
Holica (697 m) – is a mountain which rises over Krynica Zdrój. It is located at the south-eastern end of the Drabiakówka ridge within the Jaworzyna Range of Beskid Sądecki, and at its limits, Kryniczanka and its Czarny Potok tributary. Most of the Holica is covered by a forest, however, at the north-eastern slopes, up to the ridge, the buildings of Krynica have been erected. Here, a parish cemetery of Krynica Dolna (district of Krynica Zdrój) is located, along with an orthodox church.
Holica slopes also feature a tourist trail:
Red trail section: Krynica Dolna – Holica - Krzyżowa - Czarny Potok – Jaworzyna Krynicka
SHEPERD'S HUT OVER WIERCHOMLA
The “Nad Wierchomlą” shepherd’s hut is a mountain hut maintained by PTTK (Polish Tourist and Sightseeing Society), located in Beskid Sądecki, at the side spine of the Jaworzyna Krynicka range, between Runek and Pusta Wielka. The said hut located at the altitude of 895 meters above the sea level, on a vast glade over Wierchomla, the slopes of which face the Mała Wierchomlanka valley. The glade offers a view of the Radziejowa range and, should the visibility conditions be good, of the Tatra mountains.
Close by, Lembarczek nature reserve is located, within which the Carpathian beech wood is the subject to protection.
Red trail - from the Jaworzyna Krynicka hut, through Runek - 1.5 hours.
Red trail - from the Łabowska Hala pasture hut, through Runek - 3 hours.
Yellow trail - From Żegiestów, through Pusta Wielka and Jaworzynka - 5 hours.
Blue trail – from the Szczawnik bus stop, through Jaworzynka - 2.5 hours.
Bike trail - Green - Bike trail from Wierchomla Wielka, on a road, then along the eastern slopes of Gaborówka, Lembarczeek, passing the Wierchomla Shepherd’s Hut, and then taking a route along the main ridge of the Jaworzyna Range (Runek - Łabowska Hala), to reach Maciejowa in the end.