Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 49.07207°N / 22.76882°E
Activities Activities: Hiking, Skiing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 4373 ft / 1333 m
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Map of Halicz and Tarnica Group

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Mount Halicz (1333 m)
S side in summer - photo by Henryk
Halicz range
Halicz right of center - seen from E - photo by agra
Halicz, at 1333m belongs in the eastern part of the Tarnica-Halicz Group (see map above right), often referred to as Połonina Bukowska, and is the third highest peak in the Western Bieszczady. Once it was called, like many other Carpathian summits in Poland, as Patryja. The name Mitrów Roh was also used. Its today's name is a reference to the capital of a historic province. For centuries, until the end of World War II, in summertime the green slopes of Halicz were home to huge herds of oxen (as many as 1900 animals in 1913!). 
S side in winter - photo by Tomek Lodowy
Halicz and Rozsypaniec summits
Halicz (left) and Rozsypaniec seen from W
The summit of Halicz is one of the best, if not the very best, vantage points in the Western Bieszczady. 
Evening on polonynas
Looking NW - photo by Tomek Lodowy
Dolina Gornego Sanu
Looking east - photo by Tomek Lodowy

Getting There & Routes

Mount Halicz ( 1333 m)
The green, green western slopes
On the summit of Mount Halicz (1333 m)
Great fun for a great Bieszczady fan

The summit can only be reached following the red trail, from two possible directions:

1. From the saddle just below Tarnica, where there is a 4-way intersection of trails. This should take approximately 1hour and 30 minutes. The trail, at first joined with the blue trail) descends rather steeply from the saddle. After about 20 minutes the blue trail branches to the left, to go over Krzemien and Bukowe Berdo to Przczeliny (about 4 hours away). The red trail keeps right, skirting around Kopa Bukowska before the final ascent of Halicz.

2. From Wolosate (5 km on the dead-end street from Ustrzyki Gorne) the trail follows the old forestry road for 7km until Przelecz (Pass) Bukowska. The road continues, but from this point it marks the border between Poland and Ukraine, and a big sign in Polish prohibits entry. Instead, the trail turns left and starts going up Rozsypaniec (not much more than a secondary summit of Halicz), and then Halicz proper. From the pass it should not take more than an hour.

It is of course possible to make various permutations when planning the trip, but they must all involve the red trail to summit Halicz. For example, the saddle below Tarnica can be reached with the blue trail from Wolosate, to which a return trip is possible via Halicz and Bukowska pass (red trail). A hike in the middle of the summer may not be a good idea as the trail often gets packed with tourists!

Trailhead at Marked route Length (hours) Elevation gain (meters) Remarks
Wolosate (SW)
red stripe
the best option of climbing Halicz as quickly as possible
Wolosate (SW)
blue/red stripe
via Tarnica Pass
Ustrzyki Górne (W)
red stripe
via Szeroki Wierch (1294m)
Muczne (N)
yellow/blue/red stripe
via Bukowe Berdo (1312m) and Krzemień (1335m)
The Poloninas ridge
Halicz in spring (right) seen from the south, namely from Rozsypaniec

Red Tape & Camping

cross on the top of Halicz mountain (1 333 m.a.s.l.)
Summit cross
Shelter at Bukowska pass
Shelter at Bukowska Pass

As most of the Bieszczady National Park area (70%) has the status of a strictly protected zone, public access is only allowed  via a system of waymarked tourist trails. Standard national park rules apply, like staying on the marked routes, not disturbing wildlife etc. The nearest campsite is at Wołosate.

During the tourist season a small entry fee (about 1 EUR) is charged.


Mountains in the eveningHalicz and Rozsypaniec shot from W - photo by Tomek Lodowy



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