Prachovské skály is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the Czech Republic. Located in the heart of Český ráj, or Bohemian Paradise, these stunning rock formations offer a unique hiking experience for visitors of all ages.
Whether renting a car or taking public transportation from Prague, the journey to Prachovské skály is a short drive from the parking lot. Be sure to arrive early, as the park can get crowded during peak season.
Once you’ve parked, head to the entrance and purchase your tickets. Admission is 120 CZK for adults and 50 CZK for children under 18. You can choose from several hiking trails that wind through the rock formations. The trails are well-marked and offer stunning views of the surrounding landscape. You’ll pass through narrow crevices, climb steep stairs, and cross over suspended bridges. Along the way, you’ll encounter various rock formations, including the famous Mouse Hole, which is not for the faint of heart.
After a few hours of hiking, you may want to take a break and grab a snack. Several food stands are located throughout the park, offering traditional Czech treats like trdelník and cold drinks. Or, if you prefer, you can bring your picnic lunch and enjoy it in one of the designated areas.
If you’re looking to spend the night in the area, there are several options for accommodations. We recommend staying at the Penzion Restaurant u Helferů in the nearby village of Libuň. The owner, Antonín, is a one-person show who runs the entire operation himself. He’ll greet you upon arrival, show you to your room, and even cook you a delicious dinner. In the morning, he’ll whip up a hearty breakfast to fuel you for another day of hiking.