The Mionší National Nature Reserve is located in the Frýdek-Místek district on an area of 169.7 ha and the reason for protection is an extensive forest of coniferous and deciduous trees. It is one of the largest forests in the Czech Republic. The NRP was announced in 1954.
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Interesting facts Mionší forest
Here you will find a beautiful fir-beech forest with trees that reach a height of up to 60 meters and are up to 250 years old. About 73 species of birds live here and it is one of the most important mycological localities in our republic. It is also the largest complex of beech forests of the Carpathian type in the Czech Republic.
The Mionší forest can be found in the direction northeast of Horní Lomná and Úplaz - areas 950 m high. There are several springs and fields around the ridge.
In the territory of NPR Mionší we can also find the hunting lodge of Archduke Bedřich, who was also known as the Marquis Gero.
Originally, an educational trail led through the forest, about 6 km long, but it was canceled. Since the beginning of 1989, the forest has been open to the public, however, in 2005 the Dolní Lomné Nature Trail was opened. Off the trail, entry is prohibited in the rainforest and it is only possible to enter the marked path with a qualified guide.
Nature trail Mionší
The trail is about 7 km long and we can find a total of 10 stops with information panels. It has been made available to visitors in order to allow them to see part of this unique area while maintaining its protection and tranquility. The trail can be reached from June 1 to September 15. The difficulty of the trail could be described as medium, with an elevation gain of 330 meters. The walk will take you about 2 to 3 hours and the path is not intended for cyclists, only for pedestrians.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová