As you cross the bridge over Ördög-árok Creek and leave the bustling Hűvösvölgy behind you are back in nature with various attractions.
You will encounter a stone lion under the shade of twisted moss-covered oaks watching grazing stone goats and pass the royal hunting forest of King Matthias where aristocrats were chasing deer, roe deer and wild boar 500 years ago. War graves commemorate a more recent historic importance of this area since this was the main direction of the attempt to break out of the encircled capital during the siege of Budapest in February, 1945.
Lookouts on Látó-hegy and Hármashatár-hegy provide a majestic view over Budapest and you may even stay overnight in the local hikers’ lodge. The trail traverses over an easy terrain with a cooling shade of mixed woods making this section one of the easiest but most exciting parts.
- Museum of Children’s Railway
- Gliding airfield
- Hunting forest monument
- Oroszlán-szikla (Lion rock)
- Árpád lookout
- Guckler Károly lookout tower on Hármashatár-hegy
Attractions with a short detour:
- Cavern of Pál-völgy
- Cavern of Szemlő-hegy
- Újlaki-hegy lookout point
Rest StopFenyőgyöngye vendéglő
Safety informationYou will hike over rocky terrain. Mind your steps especially in rainy or foggy weather. The trail traverses more treeless areas. Make sure to have sufficient water (although many public wells and vendors will be passed).
- From bus/tram stop “Hűvösvölgy” walk up the stairs towards the Children’s Railway. Turn left at the top towards the station ()
- From bus stop “ Solymár, Téglagyári bekötőút” follow the Blue+ (K+) markers (400 m, ).
- Paid parking near tram terminus and Gyermekvasút terminus in Hűvösvölgy as well as 400 meters to the north on the corner of Ördögárok Street and Hidegkúti Street.
- Free of charge parking In front of Rozália brickyard and on the roadside.
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Basic gear: hiking boots, seasonable wear, drinking water, food. Use Természetjáró app. to navigate.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.