Volovec or Wołowiec is a mountain in the Western Tatras at the border of Slovakia and Poland. It lies on the main ridge between Ostrý Roháč and Rákoň, standing over three valleys: Chochołowską, Roháčska and Jamnícka.It offers views over the Polish Western Tatras, and Slovak Roháče. Janusz Chmielowski wrote in 1898: "The summit is extremely interesting, in the south rises the jagged group of Rohacz/Roháče, toward the east the High Tatras just like a giant rocky island On the north stands the dome of Babia Góra. On the west lie below the Roháčske Ponds."
The mountain consists of metamorphic rock (Alaskite and Mylonite). Local fauna include the Tatra chamois and Alpine marmot.There are two marked hiking trails which lead to the summit of Volovec, red and blue. A third, green one, connects with the blue one at the saddle beneath the mountain. All routes pose no technical difficulty and when taking into account the relatively large distance and altitude difference involved, the summit is one of the most challenging climbs in Western Tatras accessible even to children. An exception to this is trying to access Volovec through Ostrý Roháč and Jamnícke saddle, which is one of the most exposed climbs on the main ridge of Western Tatras.