The Jetřichovická skály nature trail will take you along an eight-kilometer route stretching across the viewpoints from Jetřichovice, Šaunštejn Castle to Vysoká Lípa through the region of Bohemian Switzerland. A total of 16 stops await you on the way.
Information for visitors
Interesting facts Jetrichovice rocks
To the north of Jetřichovice rises the sandstone Jetřichovice rocks, whether in the form of walls, rock towers or directly rock towns.
During the first half of the 19th century, the Kinští people, who then owned the local estate, came up with the idea of making the local rock forests accessible. They started building stairs, footbridges and wooden gazebos and named the three highest places with views after three members of their family:
• Maria's viewpoint - at a height of 428 m.n.m.
• Vilemín's wall - at a height of 439 m.n.m.
• Rudolfův kámen - at a height of 484 m.n.m.
From all three views is a breathtaking view of the distant surroundings. On the highest lookout point called Rudolfův kámen and on Maria's lookout point we find wooden gazebos.
Interesting places on the route
One of the interesting stops on the educational trail Jetřichovické skály is Tetřevna, ie a rock overhang on which inscriptions from the Thirty Years' War have been preserved. Equally interesting is the edge of Šaunštejn or the former Pulkratická settlement, in which charcoal was once burned.
About the nature trail
The origins of the Jetřichovice Wall nature trail date back to 1985. In 2011, the Administration of the Czech Switzerland National Park renewed it and supplemented it with information boards and panels.
Jetřichovice rocks are not a tourist circuit, but a trail, however, you can simply return to the starting point by bus, resp. a tourist bus line that runs around the NP.
Families with small children and prams are definitely not advised to go on the red-marked trail, which is too demanding. You can go for a walk either from Vysoká Lípa or from Jetřichovice.
Trail stops with start and end point in Jetřichovice:
• Mary's Rock
• Vilemín's wall
• Purkartic forest
• Rudolf's stone
• Czech road
• Vysoká Lípa
• Dolský mlýn
• Jetřichovická Bělá valley
If you go here by car, parking is possible at the restaurant Prague in Jetrichovice. The route will take you around 4 to 5 hours, even with a short detour to Šaunštejn Castle. The total length of the trail is 14 km.
Author: Andrea Štyndlová