Trufanets Waterfall (Yasinya township)

Trufanets Waterfall is located right next to the road on the right tributary of the Chorna Tysa River, on the southeastern slopes of the Svydovets Range between the village of Kvasy and the village of Yasinya, approximately 21 km from the center of Rakhiv.

The stream heads in the subalpine zone at an altitude of 1720 m at the foot of Mount Bliznytsia. The length of the stream is 2830 m. In the forest belt it partially (230 m) flows underground. The height of the waterfall is 36 m. It forms several beautiful cascades. Next to the waterfall, there are steps, a gazebo, an information stand where you can admire the waterfall up close.

Trufanets Waterfall is the highest, most picturesque waterfall of the cascade type of Transcarpathia.

Trufanets has considerable aesthetic and recreational value.

In 1997 it became a part of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.

Lykhy waterfall, the village of Kostylivka

Lykhy Waterfall is located on the border of the villages of Kostylivka and Dilove on the territory of the "Carpathian Biosphere Reserve".

The waterfall is one stage, about 20 m high.

It is located within the Rakhiv district of the Zakarpattia region, between the villages of Krugly (north of the Geographical Center of Europe) and Kostylivka (southwest), 3.5 km from the demonstration trout farm of the Tribushan Nature Conservation Research Department of the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve.

There is a path parallel to the waterfall parallel to the stream, which becomes barely noticeable as you approach the object. Near the waterfall, there is a table and benches where you can relax and enjoy the beauty around you.

After visiting the waterfall, we kindly ask you not to leave garbage and not to swim in the ponds. Save nature!

Polsko-Kuziysky waterfall waterfall (Kuziy), the village of Dilove

The small Polsko-Kuziysky waterfall is located in the Kuziy reserve, the Carpathian Biosphere Reserve. It is formed in the estuary of the Kuziy stream, which flows from the slopes of Polonska mountain and falls from the ledge of marble-like limestones.

You can get to the waterfall along a route that runs through a picturesque valley along the Kuziy stream through sycamore-ash forests and beech virgin forests to a high rock called "Sokoline (Peregrine Falcon) Berdo".

The best period for such a journey is from April to October. Those who come to this picturesque land for the first time will be surprised by the green variety. It seems that you are in the middle of the jungle in the tropics. Majestic beeches, oaks, and sycamores. Gray alder grows near the water. Trees are covered with moss, ivy, rocks abound in countless ferns.

Among amphibians, you can see salamanders, newts. Of the predators' fox and marten, occasionally bear, lynx, forest cat, wild boar. Of the birds - golden eagle and rare species of woodpeckers.

Yalinsky waterfall (Kovgat) in the village of Dilove

The real pearl of the Ukrainian Carpathians - Yalynsky waterfall is located in the Marmara massif, namely in the Rakhiv mountains. The nearest settlement is the village of Dilove. The peculiarity of this amazing waterfall is not only in height - 25 meters but also in the fact that it is located in the border area. In order to visit the Yalinsky waterfall, you will have to issue a special residence permit.

The waterfall was measured and noted only in 2011. The waterfall usually has few tourists and almost untouched mountain scenery, which impresses with its beauty.

To get to the Yalinsky waterfall, you need to start your journey from the village of Dilove. By the way, it is the geographical center of Europe. It is best to do this from Rakhiv, where every 30-40 minutes minibusses depart in the direction of Business. There is a marked route to the waterfall from the village, with a total length of 8 km. Feel free to go on the road in search of the impressive Yalinsky waterfall.

Lake Brebeneskul

Lake Brebeneskul is a real Ukrainian miracle. The uniqueness of the lake is that it is the highest in Ukraine, located at an altitude of 1801 m above sea level. Lake Brebeneskul is of glacial origin. It feeds on the source, rain, and melting snow. As a result, the water in it is crystal clear, but cool. After all, the water temperature is heated to a maximum of 15 degrees.

Although the lake water is clear as glass, drinking it is not recommended. There is a spring with mineral water nearby. It is better to use it.

Both the lake and the top of Brebeneskul are quite popular and popular with tourists. The lake is about 140 meters long and its maximum depth is 2.8 meters.

The lake can be reached from the town of Rakhiv, then traffic to the village of Hoverla, check-in at the checkpoint "White", continue in the direction of the stream Brebeneskul, the transition to Mount Gutyn-Tomnatyk, then to Lake Brebeneskul. Approximately, the duration of the trip is 6 hours, and the length of the route is 13 km.

Dragobrat lake

Dragobrat Lake or Ivory is one of the cleanest tourist places in the Carpathians. A lake is hidden in a hollow between the peaks of Gendarme and Bliznytsia. The lake is of glacial origin with a relatively small area of 0.1 ha and a depth of 1.2 to 1.5 m. The water coming from underground sources and precipitation is fresh. Suitable for consumption only after boiling. Except for microscopic crustaceans, no one lives in the pond. The best time to admire Lake Ivor is summer. Blue as the sky, the lake looks unique on a background of green Carpathian slopes. And although this lake is very small (its length is about 50 meters), it does not cease to attract tourists. You will see an amazing beauty - Gorgan ridge and the Montenegrin massif with the top of Petros.

The lake is located on a flat area, namely in the circus of the Twins (circus - a depression on the slopes of the mountains) makes it uncomfortable to spend the night in hot weather. But this is not a problem, because you can safely and comfortably spend the night in the "Dragobrat" tourist base (place).

Lake Apshinets

Lake Apshinets is a beautiful alpine lake of glacial origin, lying on the beautiful slopes of the Carpathian ridge Svydovets in Rakhiv district. The lake is one of the most famous karst lakes. Since the lake is located at an altitude of 1487 m, from its shores you can see not only Svydovets itself but also the incredible beauty of the Gorgan massif.

The favorable location of the lake, near the forest, makes it convenient for tourists with tents. The lake is not too big, its length is only 126 meters, width is a little more than a hundred meters, has a round shape with a total area of about 1.2 hectares. The deepest point of Lake Apshinets is at a depth of 3.3 meters. The water in the lake is surprisingly clear, its purity cannot be described in simple words. The lake is fed by a stream that can be seen on the west side of Lake Apshinets. In contrast, a small river Apshinets flows from the lake on the eastern side. In summer, the water warms up to 12 degrees Celsius.

Lake Apshinets can be reached from the Yasinya training base near the village of Chorna Tysa. From the base go to the Tatul mountain meadow, and from there through Tatulsky Grun past the Svydovets massif. At the foot of the top of Kotel in front of you, as in a fairy tale, there are three paths: to Lake Vorozheskaya, Apshinets and Dogyaska.

Lake Dogyaska (Gereshaska, Orat)

One of the unique places in this region is Lake Dogyaska (Gereshaska, Orat). Between Apshinetsky and Vorozhesky, lakes from the main ridge of Svydovets, to the southeast there is a massive spur with the top of Dogyaska. Its eastern slopes are cut by asymmetrical carats. Under the rocky wall of the first of them, at an altitude of 1577 meters, is a wide, rectangular in shape, Lake Dogyaska. The area of the lake is over 12 thousand square meters with the length of the water mirror up to 125 meters and a width of about 110 meters, the maximum depth is 1.22 meters. The northern edge of the shallow bottom is overgrown with sedges, and the water in it is very clean.

In summer, the lake does not warm up more than 11 degrees. Scientists claim that this lake is of glacial origin and it feeds mainly on meltwater.

The route to the waterfall and the lake begins in the village of Yasinya, passes through the village of Chorna Tysa to the mountains Tatulsky Menchul (1436 m) and Velyky Kotel (1771 m), and ends at Lake Dogyaska. The total length of the route is 20 km. On the route, you can visit the local history museum and the wooden church of the Ascension in Yasin.

Lake Nesamovite

The insane "small sea eye" is one of the highest lakes in the Ukrainian Carpathians (1750 m above sea level). Located in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. It lies within the Carpathian National Park, in a glacial crust (depression) on the eastern slopes of Mount Turkul (Chornohora massif). The length of the lake is 88 m, width 45 m. The depth over the entire area varies between 1-1,5 m. Glacier origin.

The area near the Frenzy impresses with prehistoric forms. Nearby are the Great and Little Goats ridges, which cut the valley with the lake into three parts. The ridges consist of sharp, impregnable rocks. This is in stark contrast to the valley where Nesamovite lies: on a large flat field, mountain flowers bloom, and behind them - fields of fluffy alpine pine.

Rakhiv region boasts a variety of natural and climatic conditions. In the highlands, you can find a large number of lakes, waterfalls, and rivers. Many of them are hidden among the pine thickets and are not even plotted on modern maps. Some have a rich history, poetic names, and beautiful legends...

The most famous alpine lakes of the Rakhiv region include:

  • Verkhne and Nizhne Ozirne (Upper and Lower Lakes);
  • Brebeneskul;
  • Apshinets;
  • Brescul;
  • Vorozheska;
  • Brespo and others.

Be sure to visit such waterfalls as: Trufanets in the village of Yasinya, Likhy in the village of Kostylivka, Dragobratsky in Dragobrat, township Yasinya, Yalynsky and Bily (White) in the village of Dilove, Kobyletsky Huk in the village of Kobyletsky Polyana.

Besides, in the village of Black Tisza originates the river of the same name, and in the village of Luga flows White Tisza.

Rest on reservoirs of Rakhiv region

Many people are attracted to water bodies at any time of the year. And even if the water temperature is not high enough for swimming, you can always come up with an equally interesting type of recreation - go on a picnic, go fishing, boating or just take a walk near the lake or river. Enjoying the beauty of nature and fresh air, you can always distract from worldly worries and achieve inner harmony.

Due to global warming, some reservoirs of the Rakhiv region are threatened with extinction, but the current generation of tourists still have the opportunity to visit the extremely beautiful and majestic alpine reservoirs of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

Dear guests of the Rakhiv region! When visiting mountain lakes, we ask you not to swim in them and clean up after yourself! Save nature!