Štrbské Pleso hike
Štrbské Pleso Lake trail is a beautiful and easy hike that takes you around the magical Štrbské Lake, offering stunning views from each corner of the trail. It’s a perfect walk for families or as a relaxing stroll after one of your harder hikes that day.
Go to Štrbské Pleso electric train station. Head north-west from there. You will see the lake. As it’s a circuit, you can start the trail from any place you want.
|When to do|
Route Description for Štrbské Pleso
On sunny weekends be ready to face the crowds as Štrbské Pleso is a popular resort among Slovakian and Polish people. During those days, parking spaces are harder to find and tend to get more expensive. Also, make sure to check if any events are happening in town as it may increase the crowds.
Štrbské Pleso Lake trail is a wonderful and easy hike that takes you around the stunning Štrbské Lake, offering great views from every point of the trail. This hike is perfect for families with young children or as a great walk after a longer hike that finishes in Štrbské Pleso. The lake covers 19.76ha with the deepest part being 20m in depth.
There is no wrong way on this trail. The trail leads you around the lake so you can start it from any point of the trail and is easy to follow. All around the lake, you will see information boards where you can find out more about the lake, its flora and fauna, and the town itself.
From the southern shore, you can see beautiful views of the scenic Hotel Patria and the ski jump with the mountains behind it. From the northern side, you will have some great views of Štrbské
Pleso town. The hike can take as little as half an hour or as long as half a day, depending on what you want to do there. You can visit one of the restaurants along the trail or get a relaxing boat ride to enjoy the water and the spectacular views from the middle of Štrbské Lake.
Take a boat ride in the Štrbské Lake and enjoy the peaceful views around you without all the crowds that roam the trail.
Allocate some time to walk this trail after one of the harder hikes that finish in Štrbské Pleso.
Use the Electric Train as the parking costs more and it’s not easy to find empty spaces.
Similar hikes to the Štrbské Pleso hike
The Popradské Pleso hike is one of the most popular hikes in the High Tatras. It will take you through…
The Nad Dlhym Vodospadem is an easy interpretive hike in the High Tatras suited for families with young kids. It…
Jamské Pleso (Jamské Tarn) hike is a great family-friendly trail in the High Tatras. Starting in Štrbské Pleso, this hike…