Roklina Veľký Sokol

Big Falcon Gorge

Useful Information

Location: Píla near Hrabušice. (48.942692, 20.347543)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
National Park Permit: One Day EUR 1.50, Three Days 3.50, Six days EUR 5.
Classification: GorgeGorge
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=6km, A=610-899m asl.
Guided tours: self guided, D=2.5h.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Slovenský raj, Hlavná 171, 053 15 Hrabušice, Tel: +421-53-324-95-12, Tel: +421-917-800-133. E-mail:
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.



Veľký Sokol (Big Falcon) is the largest gorge in the Slovak Paradise, It is both the longest and the highest gorge, 6km long and 300m height difference. The gorge is also the most narrow gorge, some parts are only 1m wide. Quite creative are the names of the Malý vodopád (Small waterfall, 8,5m) and Veľký vodopád (Large waterfall, 7m). Especially as the higher one is named Small waterfall.

The gorge starts at Píla near Hrabušice. The lower part of the gorge is the same as GorgeRokle Piecky. But after 1.7km the two gorges split, Piecky gorge branches off to the right and ends at the Malá Poľana. Veľký Sokol continues straight ahead ends on the Glac plain.