The Gurkalo Waterfall is a single-cascade waterfall of extraordinary beauty and is a hydrological natural monument of local significance. It is fed by the Velyka Rika River, which in turn flows into the Stryi River. The waterfall is divided into two parts: the left and the right. The left one is much more powerful. Due to this division, it is also called the Ukrainian Niagara.
The height differences near Gurkalo created several small waterfalls, the most famous of which is the small Gurkalo.
The waterfall is 5 metres high and is especially worth visiting in early spring, when the snow begins to melt. During this period of time, it acquires extraordinary beauty, becoming powerful and full-flowing, where you can admire the impressive flow of water descending from Mount Parashka. Beautiful rolling “ples” with a diameter of more than 10 m are formed, hence the name of the waterfall – Gurkalo.
A small lake was formed at the foot of Mount Gurkalo, which locals call the bowl. It is believed that the water here has healing properties. If you swim here, you can rejuvenate for several years at once.
Near the waterfall, there are several glades where you can rest and pitch a tent.