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🇸🇮 Hikes with English Descriptions

Blegoš from Hotavlje (1562 m, Δ=1100 m, 6 hours)

One of the longest ascents to Blegoš begins in Hotavlje, a village in the valley Poljanska dolina, best known for its quarry of high-quality Hotavlje stone.

Blegoš from Volaka (1562 m, Δ=990 m, 5 hours)

Want to check the view from Blegoš but hate the crowds? Try the solitary hike from Volaka – you’ll rarely meet someone on the old footpaths in the first half of the ascent and might encounter a like-minded soul when your path merges with the road from Leskovica.

Debeli Vrh (Fat Peak) (1959 m, Δ=760 m, 4.5 hours)

Debeli Vrh (Fat Peak) is one of the many minor peaks in the long ridge between Pokljuka plateau and Krma valley. Most hikers rush to nearby Viševnik or Lipanca, so you’re almost guaranteed to be on your own enjoying the views and solitude.

From Krnica toward Pokljuka (1100 m, Δ=480 m, 3.5 hours)

Hiking from Krnica (a village at the bottom of the slopes of Pokljuka plateau) to Pokljuka takes at least three hours, and it tends to get boring – the landscape doesn’t change, and there are no spectacular views. No problem, a bit of ingenuity creates a nice roundtrip.

Goli vrh near Jezersko (1787 m, Δ=780 m, 4.5 hours)

Goli Vrh is one of the lower peaks in the Slovenia-Austria border ridge east of Jezersko border crossing. The path leading to the top is one of the steepest paths we’ve encountered in years, but the lovely views of Jezersko, surrounding mountains, Karavanke ranges, and Austrian peaks are well worth the effort.

Jenkova Planina (1495 m, Δ=490 m, 3 hours)

Jenkova Planina is a small meadow on a saddle in a ridge running along the Slovenian-Austrian border with a nice view of the highest peaks around Jezersko. While the hike tends to be a bit boring, you’ll appreciate the dark forest you’re walking through in the summer heat.

Kavčič (883 m, Δ=440 m, 3 hours)

If you like wildflowers, you MUST visit Zalipnik valley between Golič and Karst edge in early May, and while you’re there, try to find Slender Fritillary on the northern slopes of Kavčič, the last peak before the Slovenia-Croatia border.

Kokoš from Lokev (670 m, Δ=210 m, 2.5 hours)

Kokoš is one of the summits in the hill range separating Sežana Karst (more accurately Lokavsko polje) from the Gulf of Trieste. These hills are crisscrossed with hiking paths and cycling tracks, making them ideal for spring and autumn walks.

Kovk from Col (961 m, Δ=320 m, 2 hours)

Getting from Col (a village along an old Roman road) to Kovk (a scenic hilltop high above Vipava valley) is a comfortable hour-long hike with a few steeper sections – ideal for an afternoon family stroll.

Kovk from Vipava Valley (961 m, Δ=550 m, 3 hours)

The steep footpath to Kovk from the hunting hut in Budanje is an excellent choice for the days when you’re looking for a quick strenuous hike with a fantastic view.

Lipanca from Rudno Polje (1630 m, Δ=310 m, 3 hours)

The route from Rudno polje to Lipanca is an ideal family trip: it starts as a gentle walk through the mighty Pokljuka spruce forests, continues with a slight ascent on the margin of the Pokljuka plateau, becomes somewhat more diverse and ends on the fairly steep grass slopes below Lipanca.

Lipnik from Zazid (804 m, Δ=420 m, 4 hours)

Lipnik is one of many barely noticeable peaks on Kraški Rob (Karst Edge), the border between limestone Karst plateau and flysch terrain of lower Istria. Hike there in early May and enjoy the wildflowers along the way.

Loška Koritnica (1103 m, Δ=460 m, 4 hours)

Loška Koritnica is a beautiful alpine valley surrounded by more than fifteen peaks higher than 2000 meters. We’ll explore its upper parts, from Log pod Mangartom to Koritnica’s source.

Mala Mojstrovka (2332 m, Δ=720 m, 4 hours)

Mala Mojstrovka is one of the most popular peaks in the Julian Alps. The crowds of hikers have successfully worn out the most accessible trail leading to the top, making the hike a somewhat disgusting experience. Fortunately, there are other less popular ways to the top – we’ll get there from Nad Šitom Glava.

Nad Šitom Glava (2087 m, Δ=480 m, 3 hours)

Nad Šitom Glava is an ignored peak above Vršič pass. Rock climbers love its eastern and northern rockfaces; most hikers ignore it while rushing to nearby Mala Mojstrovka. Guess what – that gives you an option to avoid the crowds; all you have to do is to take a wrong turn ;)

Nanos (Pleša) from Abram (1262 m, Δ=560 m, 4.5 hours)

The hike across sunny Nanos meadows from Abram (a 500-year old farm situated 800m above the Vipava valley) is my favorite way to reach Pleša, the most prominent Nanos peak.

We love taking the hike in May and June, enjoying the wildflowers, or doing it in late autumn or early spring when the soil is still frozen.

Planina Golobar (1314 m, Δ=960 m, 5 hours)

Planina Golobar is one of the hidden gems of upper Soča valley. A long hike through a beech forest will reward you with magnificent views of surrounding peaks.

Planinska Gora (880 m, Δ=410 m, 2 hours)

Planinska Gora (Planina'’s Mountain) is the easternmost part of the ridge extending from Planina (near Postojna) to Bukovje and Predjama. The hike will take you along wide trails with only an occasional steep section or two, making it ideal for a family excursion with restless kids.

Plaz above Vipava (529 m, Δ=270 m, 1.5 hour)

Plaz is a scenic viewpoint above Vipava. Pleasant footpaths lead to it from Vipava and Gradišče, making it a perfect destination of an afternoon family hike.

Pokljuka Gorge (773 m, Δ=180 m, 2 hours)

If you happen to be near Bled and love gorges, you could choose between going to Vintgar or Pokljuka Gorge. Vintgar looks better (due to the river flowing through it), but it’s usually overcrowded, resulting in a Disneyland vibe. If you prefer wild habitats, there’s no doubt: visiting Pokljuka Gorge is a must.

Raduha from Planina Loka (2062 m, Δ=630 m, 3.5 hours)

The simplest ascent of Raduha follows waymarked paths from the Planina Loka.

Saint Jakob above Preddvor (961 m, Δ=440 m, 2 hours)

From the church of Saint Jacob, sitting on the western ridge of Potoška Gora high above Preddvor, you’ll have a phenomenal view of the Slovenian Alps. The vista, and the legendary mountain hut next to the church, make this hilltop a beloved hiking destination.

Slavnik and Grmada from Podgorje (1028 m, Δ=510 m, 3 hours)

The shortest routes to Slavnik lead from Podgorje, a small karst village south-west of the mountain, where you’ll find abundance of little paths and cart-tracks across Slavnik’s southern slopes.

Slivnica above Lake Cerknica (1114 m, Δ=540 m, 3 hours)

Hiking or biking to Slivnica is always a pleasant experience – we love snowy meadows in the winters, summer flowers on those same meadows in the summer, or the cool shade of the beech forest while biking to the top… and then there’s the view of Lake Cerknica.

Snežnik from Sviščaki (1796 m, Δ=590 m, 4 hours)

Snežnik is the highest peak in south-western Slovenia. You could spend days wandering around huge forests surrounding it; the quickest hike to the peak starts in Sviščaki, a hamlet high above Ilirska Bistrica.

Sončnica (867 m, Δ=450 m, 2 hours)

The steep hike from Budanje to Sončnica (a prominent overhanging rocky outcrop at the edge of the Gora plateau) is an ideal opportunity to burn the few extra fat cells you were so carefully nurturing during the winter months.

St. Ivan and Šebrelje (630 m, Δ=420 m, 3 hours)

A steep hike from Idrijca valley to the church of St. John (Sv. Ivan) brings you to the sunny Šebrelje plateau.

St. Lovrenc from Gorenje (1019 m, Δ=300 m, 2 hours)

The shortest hike to Sv. Lovrenc starts at the hunting hut above Gorenje, leading you across sunny meadows and through a steep forest.

Stara Baba above Ajdovščina (350 m, Δ=120 m, 1 hour)

Stara Baba is a fluvial terrace with a nice view of nearby Ajdovščina. It must be a popular destination for afternoon strolls as it’s crisscrossed with unmarked footpaths – an ideal easy hike if your kids love exploring the countryside or if dad needs to show off his latest GPS gadget.

Sv. Lovrenc from Studeno (1019 m, Δ=420 m, 2 hours)

The steepest ascent to Sv. Lovrenc starts in Studeno, a village near Postojna. I love to take it when looking for a short but intensive morning hike after dropping the kids off at school.

Veliki Rob from Gojače/Zasod (1236 m, Δ=1050 m, 6 hours)

Veliki Rob is one of the most prominent peaks on the edge of the Čaven plateau. Most hikers focus on nearby Kucelj, making it an exciting destination a bit off the beaten track. Marked paths to Veliki Rob are pretty circuitous if you want to start in Vipava valley, so we’ll take an extra-steep unmarked approach.

Viševnik (2050 m, Δ=700 m, 4 hours)

Viševnik is one of the highest summits in the ridge separating the Pokljuka plateau from the Krma valley, and one of the most-popular peaks above 2000m in Slovenia.

Vogel (1922 m, Δ=1000 m, 6 hours)

Vogel is certainly the best known summit of the Lower Bohinj Mountains, with a majestic view of Bohinj lake and Triglav.

Vratca above Češka koča (1802 m, Δ=800 m, 4.5 hours)

Vratca (Doors) is a prominent rock pillar above Češka koča (Czech Hut) with a great view of the surrounding mountains. The last bit of the trail is well-protected Via Ferrata through a crumbling gully – a helmet is highly recommended.

Čaven from Kamnje (1242 m, Δ=990 m, 5 hours)

Farmers from Kamnje, a tiny village high above Vipava valley, had to walk two hours to reach the meadows where they were preparing hay for the winter.

The local mountaineering team decided to preserve that tradition and created a theme path leading from Kamnje to Mala Gora.

Češka koča (Czech hut) (1542 m, Δ=560 m, 3 hours)

Češka koča (Czech hut) is probably the most popular destination in the mountains above Jezersko. At least four marked trails lead to it; we found the one via Štularjeva Planina (Štular’s Alp) by far the most pleasant.