The Falcon Mountains are located within the boundaries of the Mysłakowice administrative district and the Rudawy Scenic Park (Rudawski Park Krajobrazowy). The two highest peaks are Krzyżna Mountain (654 m above sea level) and Sokolik (642 m above sea level).
There are a number of different rock formations including blocks, single towers, and labyrinths that gives this area a unique character. The Falcon Mountains, sometimes due to their shape are called the Lolobrygida’s breasts, are popular amongst tourists and attract adventurers and rock climbers looking for extreme challenges. The Falcon Mountains next to the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland (Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska) are some of the best known and most visited rock climbing sites in Poland. These sites provide several hundred different routes that cater to the full range of difficulty levels.
The area of the Falcon Mountains already aroused interest in the first half of the 19th century. At the request of Duchess Marianna who lived in the castle in Karpniki, a scenic park was created that reached up to the Falcon Mountains. In 1823, a forester’s lodge was built at their foot. It was made in the Tyrolean style, mainly of wood. At that time, the building was famous for the Hunting Room located on the first floor, equipped with beautiful fireplaces. In the 1950s, the building was taken over by PTTK. A “Szwajcarka” tourist hostel was opened there. It hosted many famous mountain climbers who made their first steps in the rocks in the Falcon Mountains. The hostel is still functioning today, as an accommodation and catering base. There is a parking lot in front of the building.
Leaving from the hostel there is a tourist trail that travels towards the Krzyżna Mountain and the Sokolik peak. Below the top of Krzyżna Mountain there are ruins of the Sokolec castle, the history of which is not exactly known. At the top of Krzyżna Mountain there is a huge, characteristic cross. The Sokolik peak is also an obligatory point to visit. At the top there is a cast-iron staircase ending with a viewing terrace, from which there is an amazing view of the Karkonosze ridge and the surrounding area.