Roklina Veľký Sokol

Big Falcon Gorge

Useful Information

Location: Píla near Hrabušice. (48.942692, 20.347543)
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=6 km, A=610-899 m asl.
Guided tours: self guided, D=2.5 h.
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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Veľký Sokol (Big Falcon) is the largest gorge in the Slovak Paradise, It is both the longest and the highest gorge, 6 km long and 300 m height difference. The gorge is also the most narrow gorge, some parts are only 1 m wide. Quite creative are the names of the Malý vodopád (Small waterfall, 8,5 m) and Veľký vodopád (Large waterfall, 7 m). Especially as the higher one is named Small waterfall.

The gorge starts at Píla near Hrabušice. The lower part of the gorge is the same as GorgeRokle Piecky. But after 1.7 km the two gorges split, Piecky gorge branches off to the right and ends at the Malá Poľana. Veľký Sokol continues straight ahead ends on the Glac plain.