The well-known Špičák mountain (1,202 m) towers above the holiday centre of the same name about 4 km north of the town Železná Ruda.
The large winter sport centre was built on the slopes of the mountain. A lot of ski-slopes with lifts and many trails for cross-country skiing can be found here. A part of the instructional trail, which leads around Železná Ruda, runs on the hillsides of the mountain as well. The main European watershed (between the Black Sea and North Sea) lines in the saddleback between the Špičák and Pancíř mountains in altitude 1,000 m a.s.l.
The railroad from Železná Ruda to the small village Hojsova Stráž - in the direction of the towns Nýrsko and Plzeň (Pilsen) - leads via the tunnel through Špičák mountain. It was built between 1874 - 1877 and it was the first railway tunnel in the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is 1,748 m long and it is the longest railway tunnel in the Czech Republic.
The writer and poet Jan Neruda visited this region in summer 1881 and his ballad "Romance o Černém jezeře" (The Ballad of the Black Lake) was probably born here.
The green marked path, which leads from the parking-lot in the small village Špičácké Sedlo, joins the red marked one (about 5 km) leading to the peak. The yellow marked path, which leads from the same parking-lot and passes Černé Jezero (Black Lake), joins the red one as well (about 6 km). A ski-lift, which can be used in winter, ends on the top.