Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 49.13486°N / 22.60909°E
Activities Activities: Hiking
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 4255 ft / 1297 m
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Mount Polonina Carynska is one of the most prominent massifs in Polish part of Bieszczady mountain group. Located between Prowcza(in the West) and Wolosaty(in the East) river valleys, in the very heart of Bieszczady National Park. From North the pass of Przyslup Carynski separates the massif from Mount Magura Stuposianska. From South it is neighbouring with extensive Mount Dzial and further Bieszczady Border Range via Wyznianska pass. 

In its 2-kilometre long polonyna summit ridge one can distinguish 4 culminations from which the highest one is Kruhly Wierch reaching altitude of 1297 m asl and offering wide Carpathian panoramas in all directions, 
from Ukrainian side even to High Tatra range on western horizon if the visibility conditions are favourable.

Polonia Carynska with its characteristic shape and silhouette remains one fo the symbols of Bieszczady Mountains and the view towards the mountain from serpentines of the road over former Berehy village is one of the most photographed, classical Bieszczady postcard view.

The name of the mountain comes from "Carynskie" non-existing, former Boyko village located on its northern foothills.

Mount Polonina Carynska
Mount Polonina Carynska(February2015)

Mt.Polonina Carynska in December
Mt.Polonina Carynska(non snowy December)

Mt.Polonina Carynska in early spring
Mt.Polonina Carynska in early spring

Polonina Carynska in May
Polonina Carynska in May

Getting There

Located in south-eastern corner of Poland, in Subcarpathian/POL: Podkarpackie/ province, Bieszczady mountains are easily accessible by car 
and public transport(buses) from the towns of Sanok, Lesko or Ustrzyki Dolne.

The nearest international airport is Rzeszow City. 160 km driving distance(3,5 hours) from there to Ustrzyki Gorne.

Bieszczady polonynas from North
Bieszczady polonynas from North


Polonina Carynska trail
Polonina Carynska trail

         Access from    Marks Length
Elevation gain
       Ustrzyki Górne(E)
    red stripe         3       600Main Beskidy trail, some steep sections 
      Wyznianska pass(S)
   green stripe        1,5       420The shortest and most popular option,
straight from parking place on the pass
       Berehy Górne(W)
    red stripe    2,5       550Main Beskidy trail, some steep sections
  Przyslup Caryński pass(N)     
  green stripe     2       500Original, scenic and less crowded in the high season

Polonina Carynska map
Polonina Carynska map

Red Tape

This is Bieszczady National Park area and standard national park rules apply: Hiking allowed only along marked trails, no free camping and fires - in designated places only. Do not disturb wildlife!

During summer season, there is a small fee charged for the entry to Bieszczady National Park, 6-7 zlotys(1,5 $).

Bieszczady Mountain Rescue service, emergency phone number: 601 100 300

When to Climb

All seasons. Hiking and backcountry skiing in winter.

Summer season(July, August) usually crowdy in recent years, especially during weekends.

The most recommendable time for visit: Late September/October as the Bieszczady beech woodland turn into all shades of golden colours.

Live webcams in Bieszczady and other mountain groups of Poland

Accommodation & Camping

Two, opened all year round, mountain refuges in direct neighbourhood of the mountain:

Koliba refuge on Przyslup Carynski pass on the northern side

Bacowka pod Mala Rawka refuge on the southern side

More accomodation possibilities in nearby Ustrzyki Gorne village. Hotel, guesthouses and private houses. A few grocery shops and restaurant.

The nearest campsite is at Berezki.

Przyslup Carynski refuge
Przyslup Carynski refuge

External Links

                                                                           Bieszczady National Park by Lukzem from Summitpost.




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