The biggest help for finding your way around the Tatras is a hiking map (summer and winter), in which you will find all significant information:
Tatras National Park boundaries
all marked hiking trails
facilities for hikers and other tourists
first aid stations
By using a map, you can easily get (and stay) oriented, and choose hikes by their distance,
altitude and timing. All marked hiking trails feature signs showing direction and
time to various destination; these signs are located at each trail entrance and crossing.
All such information is considered valid, except when trails are snow-covered -- above
the tree line, if markings are under snow, the trails are not considered as marked.
Do not use a summer map in the winter, nor vice-versa. Use the latest,
revised version of maps, and you will avoid making mistakes on the ground.
Even the best map, however, cannot provide up-to-the-minute information on demanding
rocky terrain or passability of various trails -- so always supplement the map
information by contacting the Mountain Rescue Service or any chalet marked with
Rescue Service logo.
Summer maps of the High Tatras are valid only from 1 July to 31 October.
At other times (from 1 November to 15 June),
seasonal closure of trails, as marked on winter maps, applies.
High Tatras - hiking maps
Printable summer hiking maps