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🇸🇮 Slavnik from Prešnica

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Goldilocks would love the hike from Prešnica to Slavnik. It’s not too long nor too short, it’s not too steep nor too dull, and it’s in a lovely shade, but the forest is thin enough to let some winter sunshine through.

At a Glance

Difficulty
Easy hours-long hike on a leisurely footpath
Altitude
1028 m
Average time
Ascent: 2 hours
Descent: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 4 hours
Elevation gain
520 m
Coordinates
Start: 45.565763,13.941704
Peak: 45.533685,13.975236

Starting point Hiking map Download GPX file

Notes

  • We’ll start the hike at a large parking lot behind Prešnica. To get there, follow the red arrows and the signs for Slavnik along the main road through Prešnica, then turn right at the Parking sign.
  • Follow the red signs for Slavnik along the asphalt road, under the railway, onto a gravel road, and finally onto a footpath disappearing into the forest.
  • The waymarks will safely guide you along the path. Stop at a halfway vista point (razgled) with phenomenal views of Slovenian Istria.
  • When you reach the first gravel road, cross it and continue on a dirt trail. Stay on that trail until it ends at a gravel road at the start of expansive meadows just below the peak.
  • Turn left onto the gravel road, and as soon as you spot the radio tower and the mountain hut directly ahead, take any trail leading there.
  • Enjoy the views!

Years ago, I made a mistake and decided to return via Podgorje. The descent to Podgorje was fun; after that, I was “blessed” with an hour of slogging along a gravel road. Never again.

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.