Devil's Mill Beskydy

Čertův mlýn is a wooded peak, located at an altitude of 1,207 meters between Pustevny and Kněhyní. It is a great example of starting and dismantling blocks of Godul sandstones. The hill of Čertova mlýna is the highest point of the Zlín region. The largest National Nature Reserve in the Beskydy Mountains (Kněhyně - Čertův mlýn) stretches over the top of Kněhyně and Čertův mlýn.

Information for visitors

Adress: Čertův mlýn, Prostřední Bečva
GPS: 49.48914310, 18.30163890
Devil's Mill Beskydy map

Interesting facts Devil's Mill Beskydy

The legend of the Devil's Mill

According to one of the legends, this peak got its name thanks to the devil who built a mill on the top of the mountain by a 50-meter-long gutter.

How to get to the Devil's Mill?

If you go here by car, it is possible to park at Pusteven. From there, a red tourist sign leads to Čertův mlýn.

From Frenštát pod Radhoštěm the peak is about 10 km as the crow flies. The closest train and bus can be to Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem (or Frenštát) and then connect to the route at boarding points with a tourist sign.

From Kunčice pod Ondřejníkem you can walk from the railway station following the yellow sign and from the crossroads to Malá Stolová then follow the red sign across the saddle below Kněhyní.

If you follow the red tourist sign over Tanečnice or around the ski jump, you can combine the hike with a visit to Pusteven.

Accommodation and refreshments are closest to Pustevny.

Educational trail Čertův mlýn

The total length of the trail is about 8 km. You will walk with it from Pusteven to Čertův mlýn, around the mountain hotel Martiňák and at nine stops you will be able to learn interesting information about the local fauna, flora, forests and history.

The sign of the trail is the Devil's Table, which is a unique rock formation located on the ridge of the Devil's Mill.

In the Beskydy Protected Landscape Area, this is one of the exceptions - routes that are also suitable for cyclists. It has only a small elevation gain, so it is not demanding for a bike and can be handled even by families with a pram and small children.

The first panel can be connected to Pustevny, where you can reach by cable car from Trojanovice.


Author: Andrea Štyndlová