Red Trail from Kielce to Chęciny

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    • Route length:
      18 km
    • Tourist region:
      Kielce Region
    • Organizer name:
      Świętokrzyski PTTK Branch in Kielce
    • Organizer data:
      25-007 Kielce, ul. Sienkiewicza 29
    • Phone:
      +48 41 344 77 43
    • fax:
      +48 41 344 59 14
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    Perfect trail for one-day trip. The route is relatively easy, however, Mountain Patrol can be troubled. Particular attention should be paid when crossing the ridge of rock mountain in Zelejowa Reserve.

    photo P. Pierściński

    The biggest attraction of the trail is an opportunity to acquaint themselves with geological wealth of a region. Hike begins at the Mount Karczówka on top of which stands the monastery, founded by  Bishop Marcin Szyszkowski in 1624r. Treasure of a monastery is the statue of St. Barbara made from one piece of galena. Following the trail marking, you can watch cracks - remnants of old mining operations. A similar phenomenon can be seen in Mount Brusznia. The route leads through the former industrial district of Kielce - Białogon. On the left side, you will see a wooden church built in the Zakopane style in last century. Passing Białogoński Industrial Center, and buildings of the village Zalesie, you will see Patrol Mountain. At the top of the hill the red trail links with blue trail leading from Chęcin to Łagów. You continue the walk and soon come to the Cave Raj. Without prior booking, a visit may not be possible. Another goal is reserve Zelejowa. It is characterized by the occurrence of rocky vegetation and surface karst. The aim of the trip is Chęciny Castle. The trail ends at the market next to the bus stop.