Trip to Sitno Hill and Počúvadlo Lake

Every visitor of this region should take a trip to Počúvadlo and Sitno.The shortest, steepest and most popular trail to Sitno Hill is from Počúvadlo Lake. It is approximately 3 km long with elevation gain of 150 m and takes around 2 hours. It can be managed by children and older hikers. Its description is in the text.

If you decide to walk to Sitno on foot from Banská Štiavnica, you can take the red trail that begins on Town Hall Square and continues under Klinger reservoir. In the saddle of Krížna, start following the blue trail in direction to Sitno.

You can also take the yellow trail from the saddle of Krížna, which leads around Počúvadlo Lake and from there along the most popular route to Sitno Hill – the green trail to the Tatar Meadow (906 m. a. s. l.) and from there along the blue trail across the Elova Crevice in between andesitic rocks, all the way to the top meadow plateau. At the Tatar Meadow, with a strong presence of wild roses, begins an educational trail with 13 stops.

A less steep, but longer trail leads from the village of Ilija. The trails are described on information boards in Ilija and near Počúvadlo Lake.

Ideal for families with small children or a baby stroller is the trail from Svätý Anton that leads quite a long distance up (to a ramp) on an asphalt road accessible by car. From there, the route to the top takes less than an hour. The hardly noticeable diversion (in direction Banská Štiavnica) is to be found behind the last houses in the village on the right-hand side. The diversion is indicated on the municipality’s information leaflet as well as on the information board at the parking lot near the manor house.