The reserve "Pod Rysianką" is one of the
protected areas located in Żywiec Beskids,
including fragments of the submontane forests
partly on the boundary of the subalpine forests.
In the remaining parts of the primeval
Carpathian Forest there are, among others,
protected plants, and sometimes one can
encounter species of rare animals. Along the
southern border of the reserve, there is a hiking
trail, and in its vicinity the popular mountain
hostel “Na Rysiance".