Starý Smokovec (990 m.a.s.l.) – junction at Tatranská magistrála (1356 m.a.s.l.) – Slavkovská vyhliadka (1550 m.a.s.l.) – Slavkovský nos (2273 m.a.s.l.) – Slavkovský štít (2452 m.a.s.l.)
Return way: the same route
Elevation gain: 1462 m
Duration: all-day tour – 9:05 h ( ↑ 5:15 ↓ 3:50)
Fitness level of difficulty: 3/3
Technical level of difficulty: 1/3
• Nový Smokovec
• Starý Smokovec
• Horný Smokovec
Slavkovský štít is the most eccentrically situated peak of the High Tatras. It provides the best view over the Sub-Tatra basin. The hiking trail starts at the bottom station of the cableway, leading up to Hrebienok, later it turns slightly left onto the forest trail. After an hour of a fair hike, you get to the junction of the Tatranská magistrála. Continue to the right, across the ski slope we ascend to Slavkovská vyhliadka (Slavkov lookout)(1550 m.a.s.l.).
Standing at the lookout we can feast our eyes on the Little Cold Valley below and on the Lomnický štít (2634 m.a.s.l.) towering above it. From this observation point, the path zigzags across the dwarf-pine shrubs, later goes above it to reach Slavkovský nos (Slavkov nose) (2273 m.a.s.l.). This is followed by a moderate ascent along the ridge, then the trail turns slightly to the right, and go over Kráľovský žľab. On the right hand side, there is Veverkov and Groszov žľab. It is not unusual to encounter chamois on this trail. Before reaching the summit, the final half-hour climb has to be undergone. You follow the same trail on your way back.
Views from the top:
The summit provides with beautiful views over the entire Great Cold Valley, the Gerlachovský massif (2654 m.a.s.l.) and Lomnický štít (2634 m.a.s.l.). As well as the fine views of the ridge dominated by Slavkovský štít, Slavkovská kopka (2346 m.a.s.l.l), Východná Slavkovská veža (2358 m.a.s.l.) and of its highest point – Bradavica (2476 m n.m.).
• Slavkovská dolina (Slavkov valley)
• Veľká studená dolina (Great Cold valley)