Peak Malý Salatín (Small Salatin)
A peak with cascading cliffs and meadow terraces with interesting flora.
It is situated south of Ružomberok, near the town of Liptovské Sliače. It is a part of the Low Tatras. It is 1444 m.a.s.l. high. It lies 10 km away from the centre of Ružomberok (as the crow flies). The peak is covered with mountain bushes. It has woodland on the north side and it is steep and rocky with sparse growth on the south side. The peak mainly offers a view of the east and the south. It is visible in particular from the ridge of the Low Tatras.
It can be accessed via a marked hiking trail from the towns of Liptovské Sliače, Ludrová and Liptovská Lúžna.
You can get to the peak from Liptovské Sliače (from Vyšné Sliače), from where you are guided by the blue-marked hiking trail.
The top offers views of the Low Tatras, the West Tatras and a part of the High Tatras. Through the trees there is also a limited view of the Choc Mountains and the Small Fatra.
– Hiking trails are open all year round, winter gear should not be forgotten in winter.
– Traditionally, there is a Saint Stephen’s Day winter hiking tour to the top on December, 26.
– The hiking tour from Liptovské Sliače takes approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes.
– The top section hides many caves, but they are not accessible.
– The peak was made accessible through a hiking trail in 2018.
– The peak of Malý Salatín including the surrounding territory is a strictly protected National Nature Reserve.