Trip to the Miloňová lookout tower near Velke Karlovice

Mountain range, region / State

/ Czech Republic



09. 11. 2021


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↑ 275 m

↓ 275 m


5.1 km

2 hours


max. 844 m n.m.

min. 580 m n.m.

Elevation profile of the route

Meters climbed: 275 m
Dismal metres: 275 m

Useful information

Autumn trip to the Miloňová lookout tower

Starting point

A large parking lot in the village of Leskove, which is part of Velké Karlovice. The parking lot is right by the road No. 487 under the Spa Hotel Laterna.

Description of the hike

From the car park I headed towards the Spa Hotel. I walked along the asphalt road for a while, but soon turned into a meadow. It is actually a ski slope, so the climb was very steep. The steepest of the whole trip. Above the meadow we joined the green sign and I entered the forest. The path continues to climb, but not as steeply. A wide forest path leads to the lookout tower. After about 1.5 kilometres through the forest I reached the lookout tower. It was a beautiful autumn day and so the views were great. The landscape opens up the most towards Javorníky.

After a short rest I headed back. I decided to take a slightly different route. From the lookout tower I started descending through the forest following the red trail. Soon I turned sharply to the left and continued my descent. I joined the forest asphalt road. I continued along it to the village of Leskové. Eventually I descended back to the car park through a meadow and past the spa hotel.


A simple hike mostly on marked wide forest paths. The most challenging is definitely the climb through the meadows just above the parking lot. It's really steep. The next part of the trail also climbs, of course, but not as steeply. The route is ideal for families with children.

Water availability

There are no refreshments on the route, so it is a good idea to have at least 1 litre of fluids with you.

Mountain peaks

From the top of Miloňová 846 m above sea level there are views of Javorníky, Beskydy or Hostýnské vrchy.


The route is perfectly safe. There is no complicated section. The whole time you walk on wide forest paths.


There are no refreshments or pubs on the route itself. In the village of Leskovy there is a Karlovský minibrewery Pod Pralesem or a restaurant Galik. It is good to have some snacks of your own.


The Miloňová lookout tower was opened in October 2012. It was built according to the design of architect Antonín Závada. The construction is wooden with a shingle roof and is 24 metres high, the viewing platform is 20 metres high. The lookout tower is freely accessible all year round.

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