Rokle Veľký Kyseľ

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Location: South of Spišská Nová Ves. The start for the gorge is at the rázcestia Kyseľ (Kyseľ crossroad), accessible from Kláštorisko. (48.933674°, 20.402741°)
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=1,750 m, A=269 m asl., VR=180 m.
Guided tours: self guided, D=75 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.
1997 reopened to tourists.


Rokle Veľký Kyseľ (Gorge of the Big Kyseľ) is the part of the Kyseľ river gorge which is formed by the Veľký Kyseľ tributary. It is devolped with wooden elevated trails and ladders and has several waterfalls, namely Pawlasov vodopád, Vodopád ochrancov prírody, and Vodopád u Bariéry (Barricade Waterfall). The gorge was closed after a large fire in the Slovak Paradise in 1976, but was reopened in 1997. The trail is very narrow, so passage through the gorge is allowed only in the upward direction against the stream. As a result it is necessary to walk down Malý Kyseľ or start at Kláštorisko from where a trail into the gorge starts.