The summit, which looms both above Szklarska Poręba (1362 m. a. s. l.) and the main ridge of Karkonosza, rises an additional 60 m. The eastern side descends sharply in the direction of Kotło Szrenickie, wheras the southern part slopes more gently toward Grzbiet Śląski. Szrenica is composed of granite rocks and of rubble, which largely covers the eastern side of the slope. Granite boulders covered by greenish-yellow lichens resemble hoarfrost when seen from a distance, which is most likely the source of the name “Szrenica” (hoarfrost, "szron").
Even though Szrenica is not an extremely high mountain, conditions such as are found in the Alps at an altitude of 2000 m. above sea level predominate here, which permits a well-functioning skiing infrastructure. With 20 km of trails on the surrounding hillside as well as a set of lifts, Szklarska Poręba has been drawing winter sport enthusiasts for years.
For many years, visiting tourists stayed in the Hala Szrenicka hostel. The first hostel on Szrenicka was only built in 1921-22. Unfortunately, it was destroyed by fire in 1968 - as was the fate of other wooden buildings in Karkonosze. The hostel was subsequently rebuilt in the early 1980s. Szrenica offers excellent views of the Jelenia Góra lowlands, the Izera Mountains and the Kaczawskie Mountains. Interesting rock formations in the vicinity include the Horses’ Heads (Końskie Łby), Szronowiec and the Three Pigs (Trzy Świnki).
Access: take the red trail (the Main Sudeten Trail) or, for the less hearty, the chairlift and follow the black linking path for about 10 minutes. The green trail from Hala Szrenicka leads to northern and eastern slopes of Szrenica, passing the Horses’ Heads (Końskie Łby) and the Pod Łabskim Szcztem hostel.