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Križna Gora and Javornik

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Getting to Pirnat Lodge at Javornik from Col is easy – you can drive there – but it’s way more fun to take a detour via Križna Gora and another one through Vodice on the way back.

At a glance

Difficulty
A steep mix of asphalt- and gravel roads
Altitude
1175 m
Average time
3.5 h
Elevation gain
790 m
Distance
24 km
Coordinates
Start: 45.881890,14.000828

Starting point Hiking map

Interactive route Download GPX file

Notes

  • In Col, follow the signs for Predmeja and park at a large parking lot near the church.
  • Continue toward Predmeja and take a right turn toward Žagolič.
  • Keep going straight for several kilometers until you hit a T-junction of gravel roads. Turn right.
  • You might notice a small crucifix at the top of the ascent. Take a break; you deserved it.
  • Be careful when crossing the Col-Godovič main road – some drivers think they’re on a racetrack.
  • Follow the signs for Javornik until you reach the Pirnat Lodge.
  • We skipped visiting the lodge. While it’s nice to have a specific goal, the view isn’t great, and the last bit of the road is disgustingly steep.
  • Continue on the gravel road you used to ascend until you get to a 4-way junction. Turn right toward Vodice.
  • Going straight or following an asphalt road going down will bring you almost to the spot where you left the car.

Map of the Route

The map shows the path we took as recorded by the GPS receiver. Never trust a GPS track; rely on your senses and maps.

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