At 1200 hectares, Łagiewnicki Forest (Las Łagiewnicki) is one of the largest city forests in Europe. Located about 10 km north of central Łódź, Łagiewnicki Forest is a great spot for a trail run. There’s a large network of mainly forested trails. We could find a digital map, but there are kiosks with maps sprinkled throughout the forest. It’s ~3 km north-south and ~5 km east-west. The trails are a nice combination of wider with easier footing, and some narrower, more rugged trails.
At the southwestern end of the forest park is the scenic Arturowek Lake, which is popular for swimming & boating. One can do a ~2 km loop on the roads/paths around the lake. Also, be sure to check out two baroque wooden chapels: St. Roch and St. Sebastian chapel, and St. Anthony chapel – the oldest building in Lodz.
There’s a weekly parkrun, Saturdays 9am.
Note: Keep an eye out for mountain bikers!
- Many km of trails; It's ~3 km north-south and ~5 km east-west
- Some hilly sections
- One of the parking areas
- Train: Łódź Arturówek; Parking areas near Arturowek Lake or off Wycieczkowa