Malý Jelení vrch (Small Stag Hill) – a basalt organ and a small root lake
In the top part, the once red-hot magma reaches the Earth’s surface in the form of basalt rocks – sometimes in the form resembling a stone organ.
What will you see? Columnar basalt jointing, a small root lake, a limited view of the surroundings. A distinct volcanic monadnock, together with the neighbouring Velký Jelení vrch (Big Stag Hill), form one of the dominant features of the Ralsko Geopark. In the top part, basalt rock reaches the Earth’s surface, providing a nice example of columnar rock jointing – an imitation of a stone organ. Right under the rock, between the roots of the massive beech trees, a small lake was formed. Water is held there most of the year. The very top of Malý Jelení vrch offers a nice view of the countryside.
- Accessible with difficulty