Tip for trip: Hike to Malý Rozsutec will reveal spectacular Malá Fatra nature

Popular Jánošíkove Diery is on the way.

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Find out more about region of folklore, national parks and modern attractions in our Žilina Region Travel Guide. Find out more about region of folklore, national parks and modern attractions in our Žilina Region Travel Guide. (Source: Spectacular Slovakia)

Many peaks of the Malá Fatra mountain range in northern Slovakia are worth visiting. One of them is also Malý (Small) Rozsutec, accessible from the popular tourist spot of Terchová in the Žilina Region, possible to discover with our Žilina travel guide.

Several routes lead to the peak of Malý Rozsutec, so it is possible to use different routes on the way up and down and return to the same place.

One option is to connect the hike with Jánošíkove Diery (Jánošík’s Holes), a popular system of gorges and waterfall suitable also for a hike with children.

The start is at the car park in Terchová-Biely Potok where the touristic route Jánošíkové Diery begins. After conquering Dolné (Lower) or Nové (New) Diery, which are two different ways that meet in one point, tourists follow with Horné (Upper) Diery.

Close to Rozsutec

At this point, tourists can continue to the point Pod Tanečnicou that is a place where tourists often spend some time for refreshment and enjoy the view on Malý Rozsutec on one side and Veľký Rozsutec at the opposite side.

From here, Malý Rozsutec, the goal of the hike is closer than one might think. After some ten minutes, tourists reach the saddle Medzirozsutce and choose the left route. You will see rocky formations of Malý Rozsutec as you are getting closer.

Standing at the foothill of Malý Rozsutec, here comes the part with chains and little of climbing. In the other ten minutes, you will sit on the top of Malý Rozsutec and enjoying the view of its bigger version Veľký Rozsutec.

On the way down, it is possible to follow the green route, that will lead tourists through the forest back to Biely Potok car park.

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