Baranec, a peak named after the Slovak word for ram, baran, is the third highest peak of the Western Tatras.
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It looms over the town of Liptovský Mikuláš and together with Kriváň in the High Tatras, they create a panorama of the town.
A hike to Baranec is very popular among tourists, especially because it could be planned as a circuit with a stop at the Žiarska chalet.
The hike starts at the paid car park at the mouth of Žiarska Valley and continues following the yellow mark to the Holý Vrch crossroads, which provides awesome views of the Liptov region.