The natural monument Míchova skála, the heart of the Geopark and a popular tourist destination, is located above the Velký pařezitý pond about 8 km northwest of Telč. It is one of the best-preserved manifestations of intense frost weathering of granite in the top parts of the Jihlava Hills at an altitude of 765 – 774 meters.
Míchova skála consists of two approximately 13 m high rock towers. Climbers are not allowed to climb there, however even a recreational tourist will be able to climb easily to the top, where a breath-taking view opens. An unmissable dominant feature of the horizon is the nearby Javořice transmitter, and in the northeast, the tower of Roštejn Castle that rises from the surrounding forests.
Míchova skála was declared a natural monument in 1984.
It is said that in 1829 the last wolf of the Jihlava Hills was shot by Míchova skála. This could be true, because you probably won’t meet any wolves when you visit the place.
How can you get there?
The easiest way is along the green tourist mark from Javořice (1.7 km) or from the opposite side from the Velký Pařezitý Pond (1.5 km).
You can also reach the rock by bike. If you arrive by car, you can park it at the Velký Pařezitý Pond, where you can also bathe.
GPS coordinates: N: 49,227913, E: 15,361753, Míchova skála on mapy.cz
It is a complex of two rocks formed by granite with the character of rock towers and frost log cabins. The height of the rocks reaches up to 13 m. Granite has a significant bench-like, sometimes spherical separation. There are numerous overhangs, at first glance visible traces of exfoliation and drain grooves. In the southwestern part there is a small fissure cave. On the surface of the rocks we encounter numerous microforms of weathering and removal, especially honeycombs and rock niches.
Míchova skála is also one of the best-preserved examples of tropical weathering in the Tertiary following exposure and intense frost weathering of granite in the periglacial conditions of the Pleistocene in the top parts of the Jihlava Hills.