Hoverla Mountain

Hoverla Mountain, the highest road of Ukraine

Hoverla Mountain is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.061m (6,762ft) above the sea level, located in the Eastern Beskides, in the Chornohora region, Ukraine. Hoverla mountain is the highest mountain in Ukraine and part of the Carpathian Mountains.

The slopes are covered with beech and spruce forests, above which there is a belt of sub-alpine meadows called polonyna in Ukrainian. At the eastern slope there is the main spring of the Prut river. The name is of Old Hungarian origin and means a snow mountain. The surface of the road is mostly asphalted and chains or snow tyres can be required anytime.

The unpaved sections of the road can be impassable when wet. The last part of the road, to reach the Yaroslyak station, includes a toll. Behind the toll station begins the bad road for 8 km.
Pic: Эрнест Щирий

 

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.