The time required is approx. 20 minutes.
The time required is approx. 20 minutes.

The village of Hrhov can boast of a unique gem of Slovak nature. In the heart of this village, the water of the Hrhovský waterfall rushes. It is the largest and most powerful waterfall of the Slovak Karst, which will enchant you in a second.

The water falls from a height of 15 meters and creates beautiful cascades. Hrhovský waterfall is fed by the exsurgence called Veľká hlava (Big Head), which is one of the most powerful and currently supplies the village with drinking water.

The constant water flow of the bucket has created a layer of travertine of up to 16 meters in thickness, with an estimated age of 5,000 years. The site is also an important archaeological site, as there were found several fossils and finds.

Hrhovský waterfall is easily accessible. The information boards, which the village of Hrhov built for better orientation of tourists, will also guide you to it. The entrance to the site is formed by a gate with a smaller rest area. Above the highest point, there is a metal bridge, thanks to which you can enjoy the beautiful waterfall from above.

You may need some: accommodation district Rožňava
Tourist map (GPS 48.60731, 20.74873)
Google maps (Navigation)
Marcela Kottmannová • Aug 2023
Photos added:
Marcela Kottmannová • Aug 2023
Photos added:

Nearby things to do at Hrhovský Waterfall

4.0 km
Hussite church in Lúčka
Castle ruins

The church was built on a hill in the 13th century. Later it was fortified with stone wall and watchtower during the operation of John Jiskra of Brandýs. The church was t...

5.3 km
Kováčová water mill
Museums and history

We invite you to a interesting tour of the water mill, which originally belonged to the Andrássy family from Krásná Hôrka. Take a look at the original equipment and see h...

6.3 km
Educational trail Zádielská Gulley

National Nature Reserve of Zádielská Gulley is a monumental karst gulley with length of 3 km. It is located in Zádielská valley near the village Zádiel.

The length of th...

6.4 km
Cukrová Homoľa (Sugarloaf Mountain)

The pearl of the Slovak Karst in Zádielská Valley rises to the heights in the form of a massive rock tower called Cukrová Homoľa (Sugarloaf Mountain). This obelisk stands...

6.6 km
Na skale Lookout - 670 m asl

When you say Zádiel, every tourist will imagine the beautiful Zádielská Valley, which reaches a depth of up to 300 m, a length of 3 km, and ranks among the most massive a...

8.2 km
Hájske Waterfalls

Beautiful Hájske Waterfalls, also called Hlboký jarok (Deep Gutter), are located in the karst gorge Hájska Valley. The Hájska Valley is entered through the village of Háj...

8.4 km
Angel statue in Háj
Other attractions

Slovakia and Slovak nature are beautiful and full of charming places, monuments, but also curiosities that you can not find anywhere else in the world. One of them is als...

9.3 km
Turniansky Castle
Castle ruins

The ruins of the Turniansky Castle are located on the karst hill above the village of Turňa nad Bodvou. The documents state the year 1357 as the year of building the cast...

Turňa nad Bodvou