One of the most impressive hiking trails in Šumava National Park is the Bear trail(Medvědí stezka). The trail is about 14 kilometers long and goes from the railway station of Ovesná to the railway station of Černý Kříž.
You will not encounter any bears along the trail. The trail got it's name from the fact that along this trail the shooting of the last bear in Šumava took place in the year 1856. The Bear trail is the oldest instructional trail in the Šumava mountains. It focuses mainly on the various geological and geomorphological formations of Trojmezenská highlands.
The path is marked in both ways with the yellow walking trail markings. The trail is designed for hikers and during the winter part of the trail is prepared for cross country skiing.
Along the trail you pass some interesting places.
- Schwarzenbersky plavební kanál build to transport wood to the Danube.
- Skalní vyhlídka, a beautiful view on some impressive rock formations.
- Bärenstein, the memorial place of the shooting of the last Šumava bear
The trail is quite challenging but it is really worth the effort.