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Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék)

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  • Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék)
    / Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék)
    Photo: Pilisi Parkerdő Zrt.
  • / Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék)
    Photo: Pilisi Parkerdő Zrt.
  • / Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék)
    Photo: Pilisi Parkerdő Zrt.
  • / Ladder climbing over a waterfall in Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék)
    Photo: Márk Tassy, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Hold on tight!
    Photo: Márk Tassy, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék) in winter
    Photo: Tassy Márk, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék)
    Photo: Pilisi Parkerdő Zrt.
  • / Handrail to help progress
    Photo: Eszter Szabó, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség
  • / A station of Rám Gorge (Rám-szakadék) Nature Trail
    Photo: Eszter Szabó, Magyar Természetjáró Szövetség

One of the gems in Visegrádi Mountains, and probably the most adventurous marked trail in Hungary. A must-see place for everyone. 

Rám Gorge is located between Dömös and Dobogókő in Visegrádi Mountains. The two possible entry points are connected by a 7-km-long trail with around 1 km in the gorge itself. It is one of the most popular hiking destinations of Hungary, where hiking is complemented by adventure: crossing the creek bed many times, using rails and ladders to inch uphill over the volcanic terrain. The steep sides sometimes frightfully tower over the narrow gorge reaching 30 metres. Meltwater and heavy rains cause the creek to swell so keeping feet dry is a little bit of challenge those days. 

The narrow gap, waterfalls, plants native to such a chilly and humid habitat, moss-covered rocks and large leaning trees all contribute to this special athmosphere. It is further enhanced after a storm or snowfall making it a true adventure park where hikers may prove their physical skills and sense of balance. 

Due to unstable slopes do not attempt to take a shortcut sideways and always follow the creek bed. The large number of visitors at weekends brought forth the rule that the trail along the gorge (Green (Z)) may be hiked in one direction only (uphill). Hiking downhill is allowed along the Yellow (S) trail through Lukács-árok (Luke's Trench). 

It is not allowed to enter the gorge in rare exceptional cases. Check weather conditions beforehand.

During your hike stations of Rám Gorge nature trail from Dömös to Dobogókő will present native fauna and flora. 

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Open all year round.

Do not take this trail in severe weather conditions as it gets hard and dangerous to hike!

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Free of charge.
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Eszter Szabó
Updated: April 08, 2020

Public transport

  • Depart from Dömös and hike to the gorge.
  • Get of the coach (Budapest/Esztergom line) at "Dömös, templom". 
  • Take an excursion boat (Budapest/Esztergom line) to Dömös port or take the ferry from the other side. 
  • Depart from Dobogókő and hike via Holdvilág-árok to the lower end of the gorge (entry point). 
  • Get off the coach from Pomáz or Esztergom (infrequent) at "Dobogókő, hegytető". 

Getting there

  • From bus stop "Dömös, templom" head southeast along the Red (P) markers. In 300 m Yellow (S) and Green (Z) markers join in. At the junction follow the Green (Z) trail to Rám Gorge (3.2 km). Take the Yellow (S) trail to return to your starting point, as the gorge is accessible in one direction only.
  • From Dömös port follow the Green (Z) trail all the way to the gorge (3.5 km). 
  • From Dobogókő ascend along the Yellow (S) trail (5.7 km) and change to the Green (Z) trail to the right to reach Rám Gorge (6.7 km altogether).  

Parking

  • Take Road 11 (Budapest-Esztergom) to reach Dömös. 
  • Free of charge parking at the port. Paid parking at the starting point at the church for HUF 200/hour or 800/day. 
  • Take the road connecting Esztergom and Pomáz to reach Dobogókő. At Kétbükkfa-nyereg follow the sign and turn off at the junction. 
  • Paid parking at Dobogókő (HUF 200/hour or 800/day (in June, 2018)).
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11.6 km
3:30 h
419 m
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6:00 h
774 m
774 m
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