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Hiking, Trip to surroundings
Around Desná

Length: 8,9 km
Dificulty: medium
Circle: YES, Marking: marked

The trip starts in Desná, at the crossing U Dubu (By The Oak) and continues through the valley of Černá Desná river following the red touristic route around Riedel Villa and above the right bank to the forest. After about 3,5km the route takes you to the Černá Desná Waterfalls, which are among the four most famous waterfalls of the Jizera Mountains. From the waterfalls the trip climbs up to Souš settlement and Souš dam. Then it follows the blue route trough the forest to Novina settlement and then steeply down around Sokolská Chata (Sokol cottage) and the church in Desná back to the crossing.

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   Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Around Desná
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 Dist.   Location   Elevation   Marking   Description 
 0,0   Desná - U dubu Desná - Riedl's villa Desná Desná Desná - Tomb  494 m n.m.        
 3,1   Waterfalls Černé Desné Stream Černá Desná  708 m n.m.        
 4,0   Souš - crossroad Sight of dam Dam Souš  757 m n.m.        
 6,3   Osada Novina   759 m n.m.        
 8,5   Churche Desná   510 m n.m.        
 8,9   Desná - U dubu   494 m n.m.        


 Desná - U dubu (By The Oak)- A picturesque mountain town established in the break of 16th and 17th century. There are some important cultural sights to be found in Desná such as the Riedel Villa (there is a cultural centre in the first floor as well as the town library with public internet connection, museum with a stable glassmaking history exposition). Another one of the sights is the family tomb of Riedels and the building of the town hall
 Waterfalls Černá Desná – The waterfalls are made of two granite steps, 4 and 7 meters high.
 Souš-crossing- Dam from 1915 on Černá Desná river, not far from Desná itself. The weir is 21 meters high and 364 meters long. The water surface takes about 86 hectares and the depth is about the same as the weir. In 1974 it has been changed into a drinking water reservoir that is why it is prohibited to swim there. The name came from the original settlement, which has been partly inundated and part of it still exists near the dam.
 Church in Desná- The church of Ascension is one of the most important monuments of the town. It is the oldest sacral building there.

Hiking, Trip to surroundings - Around Desná


Photos of the route

Sight of dam
Sight of dam
Stream Černá Desná
Stream Černá Desná
Dam Souš
Dam Souš

Desná
Desná
Desná - Riedl's villa
Desná - Riedl's villa
Desná
Desná

Desná - Tomb
Desná - Tomb




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