Sliezsky dom - Kvetnicové Tarn

Hikes from Sliezsky dom, High Tatras

A unique creation of nature just a stone's throw away

Kvetnicové Tarn is a tiny tarn sitting on the middle stage of the Velická Valley. For many years, it was just a periodic puddle and started losing significance. It even dried up in June 1958. Even in these years, time is not a sign of its periodicity. It is located above the Velický Waterfall at an altitude of 1,812 m. It is a peat pond; according to geographers, it is only a modest remnant of a large moraine lake.

About the hike:

Suitable for: beginners and advanced hikers

Total hike time: 45 min.

Accessibility SUMMER/WINTER: open during periods without winter clousure ( 01.06 - 31.10. )

No mountain guide is required.

Route plan:

There is a hiking trail around the Kvetnicové Tarn, following the green hiking trail from Sliezsky dom to the Poľský Ridge. 

From Sliezsky dom, the trail skirts Velické Tarn (1,665.5 m), Velický Waterfall on the left and climbs under the rock threshold Večný dážď to the terrace of the valley called Kvetnica. It continues gently rising around Dlhé Tarn (1,929 m) to the end of Velická Valley.