The Black Pond

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The Black Pond
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thorsten
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scenic
Sep 2019
so amazing . . . .so calming, stress reliever and so at peace environment. . .. i enjoy my stay and wanting to visit again .
Written March 3, 2020
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JustDiveIn
Miami, FL1,012 contributions
Hidden gem below Rysy
Sep 2018 • Couples
This lake can be found above Morskie Oko at an elevation of 1583m (5,193ft). It is accessible via the red trail that starts at the parking lot in Palenica Bialczanska, the cost to park 25zl or you can also take a bus from your hotel to Palenica Bialczanska. Park entrance is 5zl per person. You will need to hike to Morskie Oko, which is 8-9 km, on a paved road with a slight incline and usually takes around 2 hrs. There is also an option to take a horse-drawn carriage to the top for 50zl, during the summer the first carriage is at 730am and the last ride down is at 8 pm. You will need to hike around Morskie Oko, which is about 30 min followed by a 30 min vertical hike up to the pond. It's smaller than Morskie Oko but just as crystal clear, there tend to be fewer tourists here since the climb is a little bit tougher. You can walk around the pond and partially up Rysy to get a nice view from above.

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Written November 13, 2018
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xiaoxian
Singapore, Singapore84 contributions
Tough hike up, beautiful view
Aug 2018 • Solo
I went up to this spot after Morskie Oko, and I have to say it was really worth it! The pond was black in color, with beautiful reflections and definitely with less people. You get a view of the black pond, and view of Morskie Oko from above.

In total I spent 7 hours inside the park. The walk into Morskie Oko took 2 hours, and then it took me another 45 mins to go up to this spot. Coming back down, I went through the same way.

The hike is pretty steep, and the rocks can be slippery if your shoes don’t have a good grip. I did mine with a pair of Nike, and I actually fell once despite being very careful. I guess it will be slippery if there is rain so do take note.

I very much preferred this to Morskie Oko as it was quieter with much less tourists. Strongly recommend this!
Written August 23, 2018
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erzs_betp
Szeged, Hungary20 contributions
Breathtaking view
Jul 2018 • Family
When we went to the Morskie Oko it was really crowded so we decided to visit the Black pond near to it. The walk up to the Black pond was hard (steep walk). Hear was less people and when we walk around the lake even less people was there. The view is incredible.
Written August 10, 2018
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Helen S
Market Harborough, UK255 contributions
Strenuous walk but worth it
Jun 2018 • Couples
Lots of steps to climb and similarly a steep descent on your return whichever route you take but worth it. You finish at a bluish/green tarn. You could co to use to other even higher trails but having walked a long way initially to the start and needing to do this on our return to our accommodation we turned back at the tarn. Our only regret was not stopping at the restaurant/cheese factory for a drink.
Written July 24, 2018
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Karol J
Liverpool, UK183 contributions
Breathtaking view
Oct 2017 • Friends
Amazing place high up in the mountains. View like no other. If you planning to get there wear a proper shoes and some trekking equipment (sticks etc). Path is tricky and narrow. Only attempt if you are in good shape to not create danger for yourslef and others. Follow the RED route from Morskie Oko to get there. Approx 1h of walking.
Written October 15, 2017
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,264 contributions
Great view
Oct 2017 • Solo
If you want to lose the paxk of tourists, keep going past Morskie Oko and head up the steep track to this next pond. The surroundings are magnificent! Head back the other side of Morskie Oko for an apple pie.
Written October 13, 2017
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Manvsfoodie
Cheshire, UK108 contributions
Stunning!!
Mar 2017 • Couples
If your up for a more challenging view than morskie oko head here !!

Route is a calf burner an steep with lose gravel so best take boots

View from the the top is perfection !! Over looking morskie oko, lake water is freezing Galcia style so best avoid going for a dip lol but it’s perfectly clear an take some bread for the mountain birds as they are very friendly an come right up close

You will be happy you went !!
Written October 3, 2017
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jurgisk_lv
Grobina, Latvia50 contributions
Amazing views and hiking options for newbie hikers.
Sep 2017
Easy 18km trail and ~5km little bit more complicated trail in the total 23km distance. Perfect place to start your first hike.
Written October 1, 2017
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Stephen B
Edinburgh, UK193 contributions
Lovely walk in from Cryla
Sep 2016 • Couples
We stayed just outside Zakopane in Crylla and were able to walk to Czarny Staw from our apartment. Through woods and along the track lead us to the mountain refuge which served great apple strudel and coffee. This was a great stop prior to the final walk to the lake. Surrounded by beautiful mountains this is a great location. The walk up avoids the crowds coming from the cable car to the west.
Written October 21, 2016
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