How to get to the top of Mount Rokyta Velyka?
It is not difficult to find the mountain itself, as it has a clear landmark – a relay tower located at the very top.
You should start your journey to the top of Rokyta Velyka in the village of Mykulychyn near the road bridge over the Prutets-Chemehivskyi River. From the railway station in Mykulychyn, you should go to the motorway, where, turning left towards Yaremche, you should walk about 200 metres. Then, after the bridge, make a right turn between the Zori Karpat hotel and recreation complex and the shop. From this point, you should walk about 10 km to the top of Rokyta Velyka Mountain. Of these, the first three kilometres should be heading straight east (partly southeast) next to the Prutets-Chemehivskyi River. After about 20 minutes, there will be another fork next to a wooden chapel. Here you should turn right. After a kilometre, there will be a concrete bridge with no handrails. Next to it you can see the remains of an old wooden bridge. The next fork will be in 10 minutes. There is a resting place next to it, and a well on the right. Then tourists have the choice of either going straight along the old paved road that runs along the ravine between the slopes, or turning left and following the road in a serpentine manner to the very top. If you follow the second path, you can see the northern part of Mykulychyn just around the bend. After about one kilometre, both paths to the top converge.
These places are very rich in blackberries and mushrooms. There is a network of various trails among the serpentine, which can greatly shorten the route to the top of the mountain.
The path to the top of Mount Rokyta Velyka runs in the middle of the Bredulets tract. Here you can admire the plantations of relict pine. After walking about 30 minutes from the aforementioned tract, you will get to the open area. To the right of the road, you can see a dilapidated hut, and opposite it, a refreshing spring. Moving up the road to the top, you can admire the forested Mount Kostel to the west, and the relay tower on Mount Rokyta Velyka to the east, with Mount Rokyta Mala and a fragment of the watershed ridge to the right.
If you are lucky enough to climb Rokyta Velyka in clear weather, you can see incredible landscapes of almost half of Hutsul region and even the city of Kolomyia and the regional centre of Ivano-Frankivsk in the distance.