The Hruboskalsko is one of the best-known rock formations. It is characterised by impressive towers reaching up to 55 m and also by steep canyons. 

Bozkovské Dolomite CavesBozkovské Dolomite Caves

The dolomite caves with the largest underground lake in Bohemia.

Prachovské skály (rocks)Prachovské skály (rocks)

The Prachovské Skály nature preserve is one of the most popular regions in the Czech Republic. It is one of the oldest nature preserves in the country. 


Walking trip around the Ruptured Dam

Jizera Mountains

The walking trip around the Ruptured Dam is intended for more able families of tourists. A route with an elevation gain of approximately 400 m awaits you, the reward will be beautiful views and a visit to the waterworks built on Bílá Desná, today known as the Ruptured Dam.
Start the trip 
The main train station in Desná - cycle route No. 3019 
Trip route 
Desná main train station 
Waterfalls on Bílá Desná 
Ruptured dam 
Souš reservoir 
The Princely Way 
Waterfalls on Černá Desná 
Right Riedl's villa
The destination of the trip 
Train stop Desná Riedlova vila 
Length of the route 19 km, https://mapy.cz/s/hobuhureze 
Elevation gain: from an altitude of 491 m (Desenské train station) to a height of 900 m (lookout point above the Souš dam) 
What can be seen along the way 
The trip starts at the main train station in Desná on cycle route 3019 and continues around the neo-Gothic Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary 3 km to Bílá Desná. Waterfalls on Bílá Desná There are both cascades and waterfalls on the river Bílá Desná. You will see two waterfalls with a height of 2 and 2.5 meters and a cascade 3.5 meters high. 
Ruptured dam First you come to the view of the former height of the level of the Ruptured Dam. After 2.2 km you will come to the remains of the Ruptured Dam. The ruptured dam was built in 1915 to regulate the flow. On September 18, 1916, however, the water seeped through the dam and the dam burst. 62 people died under water and 100 houses in Desná were hit. At the Protržená dam memorial, continue along cycle route No. 3020 "By riding route" 2 km to the crossroads. From here, you can shorten your trip to Desná on the road around Souš. 
Souš reservoir The waterworks was built in the years 1911 - 1915 on the river Černá Desná and serves primarily to accumulate water for the regional water supply, but also to mitigate large waters. The treated water from this reservoir supplies Jablonec nad Nisou and Tanvald. If you do not want to shorten your trip, continue 2.3 km to the next crossroads, where you will connect to the "Prince's Road" and later to the "Hřebenovka" - a blue tourist sign. After 4 km you will cross a red tourist sign that will take you to the waterfalls in Černá Desná. 
Waterfalls on Černá Desná The Černá Desná river is a natural monument and there are real waterfalls. Four of them are called Pot, Beech, Long and Plate. From the waterfalls you descend to the town of Desná to the train station Desná Riedlova vila. The road to the destination station is 4.5 km long.



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