Rokle Malý Kyseľ

Malý Kyseľ Gorge

Useful Information

Location: Slovenský raj (National Park Slovak Paradise). The start for the gorge is at the rázcestia Kyseľ (Kyseľ crossroad), accessible from Kláštorisko. (48.935988, 20.397732)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
National Park Permit: One Day EUR 1.50, Three Days 3.50, Six days EUR 5.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=1,500 m, A=224 m asl..
Guided tours: self guided, D=60 min.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Slovenský raj, Hlavná 171, 053 15 Hrabušice, Tel: +421-53-324-95-12, Tel: +421-917-800-133. E-mail:
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27-JUN-1900 first expedition into the gorge.
25-AUG-1907 first crossed by Kazimír Kozlovský and his fellows.
1925 gorge developed with metal ladders by workers from the Spišská Nová Ves railway station.
1975 gorge above the Obrovský vodopád opened to the public by members of the Mountain Rescue Service.
16/17-JUL-1976 Kyseľ gorge closed after an extensive forest fire, which destroyed 30 ha of forest.


Rokle Malý Kyseľ (Small Kyseľ Gorge) is a gorge which is located in the Slovenský raj (National Park Slovak Paradise). It has three waterfalls, the most spectacular is Machový vodopád with a height of 8 m. The gorge is developed with a trail and wooden ladders. They are quite narrow and mostly without railings, so surefootedness and no fear of height are mandatory. Also the trail is too narrow for two-way traffic, so it is only allowed to walk the gorge upstream. Make sure there is always only one person on the ladder. A via ferrata set is recommended, the route is rather difficult.

It is a part of Rokle Kyseľ (Kyseľ gorge) which is formed by the river Kyseľ. Actually there are three sections of the gorge. Rokle Malý Kyseľ (Gorge Malý Kyseľ) is named after Malý Kyseľ river. Rokle Veľký Kyseľ (Gorge Veľký Kyseľ) is named after Veľký Kyseľ river. At the end of both gorges the rivers merge, form the river Kyseľ and Kyseľ Gorge. Originally the whole gorge was developed by a trail, but after an extensive forest fire in July 1976 most of the gorge was closed. But the fire was only on one side of the canyon and so this side branch was not affected.