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Mount Triglav: All main 25 hiking trails (New self-guide)

Here is the ultimate guide for the most common hiking trails up to Triglav mountain. Triglav peak is the highest mountain in Slovenia, 2864m tall.

Not only the Triglav mountain is the highest in Slovenia, but it is also our symbol. Our ancestors treated this gorgeous mountain as a GOD (Slavic nation’s GOD with three heads).

So if you’re looking to climb Triglav mountain, you will love this into the depth guide.

Just like the Slavic god, Triglav watches over the Gorenjska region and its vast plateaus, rivers, and valleys, holding its space in the Julian Alps but being visible from other regions as well. Touching the heavens on its peak stands the Aljaž tower that hosts about 3000 visitors daily throughout the Summer seasons.

Marko_Pernhart_-_Peak_of_Mount_Triglav

However, although Triglav mountain is the most popular peak in the Slovenian mountain area. You should not attempt with flip-flops as some people do later being saved by the mountain rescue service. Proper climbing gear and a good weather forecast are essential when heading up this Alpine gem. 

Here are some of our recommendations that will come in handy. If you decide to visit the three-headed Slovenian mountain god. Check out the new Self-guide with all the main 25 hiking  trails leading to its top:

Safety first: Recommended climbing gear

All of the 25 Triglav routes require proper climbing gear, including the Summer and Winter equipment. The terrain can get pretty difficult in many parts, especially across the gravel, mountain shelves, ravines, and climbing trails:

  • Recommended Summer gear: climbing helmet and self-protection kit
  • Recommended Winter gear: climbing helmet, self-protection kit, ice axe, and crampons

For a better understanding, check our Essential gear for mountaineering in Slovenia (checklist)!

If you don’t have proper climbing gear at home or at your disposal, you can always borrow it with us (rent)

What about the weather?

To make sure your path won’t be made even more difficult by the severe weather outcomes. Check the following apps that will ensure you choose the best days for hiking up the Triglav mountain:

Sonček app

Perfect for your smartphone, allowing you to check the weather whenever needed, as well as viewing current radar images. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mmmatjaz.sonce&hl=sl)

Soncek Mobile app
Soncek App
Soncek app Slider

The three pictures above show screenshots of the app called Sonček.

The picture on the left is the first page, unfortunately, written in Slovenian language, however, what you will need to look at the most is;

-nNapoved padavin (precipitation forecast)

-Radarska slika (radar image). 

The second picture has a slider marked with the number 1. Which you can move to the left, you can go up to 4 days in advance. In the number 2. It shows the scale of clouds. 

-White it means no clouds,

-Light purple it means some clouds,

-If it goes towards the green, it means that you will have rain. 

Number 3. and 4. show date and hour.

Ilmeteo

Ilmeteo is an Italian weather forecasting website that most accurately forecasts the upcoming weathers days in advance (https://www.ilmeteo.it/previsioni)

Here is an example how the Ilmeteo platform looks like;

Meteoblue 

This weather forecasting website resembles Ilmeteo and is also one of the most accurate ones when it comes to weather prediction

(https://www.meteoblue.com/en/weather/week/ljubljana_slovenia_3196359)

Here is an example how the Meteoblue platform looks like;

Pokljuka Plateau

This abundant forest-covered plateau is one of the favorite starting points for many mountains surrounding it. It is the heart of Triglav National Park, and even hiking or driving across this plateau should be a wonderful experience for any nature lover. 

It is full of life throughout the year, being home to wild animals like the Brown bear and numerous endemic flowers, including the fluffy Planika. During wintertime, Pokljuka hosts the Biathlon World Cup. Its vicinity to both Bohinj and Bled lakes makes it an even more popular must-visit place of what the Gorenjska region offers. Pokljuka owns some of the most vivid mountain pastures of Slovenia. Some of them are Javornik, Lipanca, Uskovnica, and Zajamniki. The landscape is covered with numerous mountain pasture huts, reflecting the life that once was and the culture that still lives on within the Slovenian people of Gorenjska. This is the place for recreational sports, the best hiking trips, nature relaxation, or just a sweet road-trip. 

But you want to know more about its hiking trails that lead to Mount Triglav, right? 

Stay with us and read the following path descriptions;

  1. End of the road on Pokljuka – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Triglavska škrbina), 5 h 45 min, very difficult marked path
  2. Uskovnica (Razpotje) – mount Triglav route (across Triglavska škrbina), 6 h, very difficult marked path
  3. Road’s end on Pokljuka – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Mali Triglav), 6 h, very difficult marked path 
  4. End of the Pokljuka road – mount Triglav route (across Kredarica), 6 h 10 min, very difficult marked path 
  5. Uskovnica (Razpotje) – mount Triglav route (čez Planiko in Mali Triglav),6 h 15 min, very difficult marked path
  6. Uskovnica (Lom) – mount Triglav route (across Triglavska škrbina), 6 h 20 min, very difficult marked path
  7. Rudno polje – mount Triglav route (across Kredarica) 6 h 30 min, very difficult marked path
  8. Rudno polje – mount Triglav route (across Kugy’s ledges), a difficult off-road

1) End of the road on Pokljuka – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Triglavska škrbina), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1524 m

Estimated hiking time: 5h45min

Access to the starting point:

You can access this path coming from the Ljubljana – Jesenice highway and exiting for Lesce. You follow the main road to Bled and the road signs for Pokljuka, leading through Gorje, pass the Zatrnik ski slope, and all the way to Rudno polje on Pokljuka in the Triglav national park. You can park there or go even further straight on the macadam road towards the first crossroads where you turn right (on the left side is Uskovnica) leading you to a parking spot at the end.

Mountain Guide hiking towards Planika Hut

Route description:

Route follows the cart track in the direction of the Konjščica mountain pasture. The track is at first quite steep but soon becomes a more gradual hiking trail. It follows a moderate ascent that goes parallel with Ribnica creek. Later you will also be able to see its waterfall in the upper part of the stream.  You will soon reach the first hut on the mountain pasture.

From there, you will continue up and across the meadow to the other side of the mountain pasture. First, reaching a steep slope that soon connects to the Rudno polje route. To reach the Jezerce plain, you have to go up the torrent and then turn to the left, ascending along the stream towards Studor pass. It crosses another torrent riverbed and goes past the dwarf pines and meadows, diagonally rising the mountain pass with a wonderful panoramic view of Bohinj’s side.

Crossing the mountain slope:

Cross the mountain slope of Veliki Draški vrh and Tosc, after which you should reach a meadowy south slope of Tosc where the two routes from Uskovnica and Tosc meet. The route continues straight and slightly downwards along a scarce forest to another steep slope. It turns into a human-made mountain shelf of the Tosc’s precipice. Wide enough not to cause any trouble but make sure to wear a helmet there since there is a risk of rocks falling. The path will soon rise again and lead to an intersection where it turns in Vodnik lodge’s direction.

From Vodnik lodge:

It continues straight and gradually steepens along the slopes under Vernar. After that, you will reach the first steel cable leading across a steep short shelf, crossing the scree. Ascending to the top of a rock jump, followed by the wide slopes of the Konjski preval pass. Continue to the left in the direction of the Planika hut. On the right side, you can go to Krma, and if you go straight, you should reach Kredarica. The path goes up across the mountain scree in a zigzag pattern and, when it reaches a side ridge, then turns right leading forward until it reaches the Planika hut.

Planika hut:

After the hut, follow the path to Triglav across the Triglavska škrbina. It’s flat at first, and goes along the Triglavski Kot. There you might see some snow through most of the year. On the other side, another mountain scree will lead you to the start of the climbing part of the route. It will be very steep at the beginning and marked with climbing wedges and steel cables. The route is well-secured, but you still have to be careful and use the climbing equipment. The last meters below the Triglavska škrbina are not as steep. Then the path merges with the routes from Dolič and Plemenice, continuing to ascend upwards. Soon there will be less of a climb and only a couple of minutes to the Mount Triglav peak.

2) Uskovnica (Razpotje) – mount Triglav route (across Triglavska škrbina), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1649 m

Estimated hiking time: 6h

Access to the starting point:

Exit the Ljubljana – Jesenice at Lesce and go past Bled, towards Pokljuka. Through Gorje, you will soon reach the upper parts of Pokljuka and Rudno polje. Go past the parking spot in Rudno polje and follow the macadam road in the direction of Uskovnica (at the crossroad to the left). When you reach the parking spot 500m above Uskovnica, you have reached your starting point called Razpotje.

Couple Hikers Ascending Triglav Mountain from Planika hut, Soca Valley on the Background

Route description:

Following this route, you will need to continue on the forest road which slightly descends towards Ribnica stream gorge. Crossing a wide car bridge where the road gets flatter, leading through the forests and meadows of Uskovnica. After reaching a chapel, take a right turn to the edge of the forest, where the path becomes a road track. Follow the track in the direction of Vodnik hut. The track turns into a hiking trail a bit higher up the route and will lead to a stream. Following the path straight and ascending to very steep slopes secured with safety guards due to slippery terrain. You will have to cross some steep mountain ravines before reaching the part of the path that is considered dangerous. The danger stops at the torrent riverbed, where the meadows start again.

Tocs Area:

The path is easy from there on and goes past the Spodnji Tosc mountain pasture. Continuing to steepen and leading us to the right at the first intersection. What follows is a scarce forest and dwarf pines, going to the left and flattening on the meadowy area on the trail Pokljuka – Triglav, crossing the south slopes of Tosc into a gradual descent on a wide trail that ends up leading in the direction of Vodnik.

To get to Triglav, you have to go straight and go across the slopes of Venar. Finding the first steel cable, leading safely along the short mountain shelf, and going past the scree and a rock jump. Once you reach Konjski preval pass after a short descent, continue left to Planika and the mountain ridge. Continue to the Triglavska škrbina and up the secured climbing path to reach Mt Triglav.

3) Road’s end on Pokljuka – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Mali Triglav), very difficult marked path 

Altitude difference: 1524 m

Estimated hiking time: 6h

Access to the starting point:

Exit the Ljubljana – Jesenice at Lesce and go past Bled, towards Pokljuka. Through Gorje, you will soon reach the upper parts of Pokljuka and Rudno polje. Continue on the macadam road to the parking spot at the end with signs for Konjščica mountain pasture.

Route description:

Walk up the road in the direction of Konjščica mountain pasture, going through a forest that soon reaches a hiking trail, continuing on the left stream bang of the Ribnica stream. When you almost reach the stream, turn to the right and go up the hill to the edge of the forest and to the lower part of Konjščica. The path bypasses the stream and the hut on the pasture here, leading to its upper part, turning into dwarf pine and bush area. It descends towards Jezerca and merges with the route from Rudno polje, eventually reaching Jezerca.

Jezerca area:

The walk across the not so steep area escalates into the riverbed of a torrent, going higher and higher. You will cross to the right side of the torrent eventually and soon reach the Studor preval pass. It offers a magnificent view of the Bohinj side, leading straight on. After a gradual descent to the right, the slopes of Veliki Drški vrh and later Tosc will begin. Two paths will merge with the one you are on and you will proceed to walk the path that goes straight, soon finding the screes that lead to the Vodnik hut.

From Vodnik hut:

Once you arrive at the hut, continue across the man-made rock shelf mentioned before and turn left after a slight descent and you will get a nice view of Triglav mountain. From the Vodnik hut go in the direction of Bohinjska vratca. Cross the slopes of Venar and the first steel cable will appear, followed by the scree and the ridge of the Mt Triglav, leading you to Konjsko sedlo slopes. Go in the direction of Planika hut and to the west of this area. In about 15 minutes you arrive at the Planika mountain hut. The route then goes across a rocky area and a mountain shelf, which turns to the right and shortly reaches the climbing part with steel cables.

Mali Triglav area:

Go across the secure steep but secured ridge of Mali Triglav and up to its top. This Triglav tour comes to an end as you cross a mountain saddle between the two peaks and then continue climbing up the ridge to the top of Mt Triglav.

4) End of the Pokljuka road – mount Triglav route (across Kredarica), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1524 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 10 min

Access to the starting point:

You can start this Triglav tour coming from the Ljubljana – Jesenice highway and exiting for Lesce. You follow the main road to Bled and the road signs for Pokljuka, leading through Gorje, pass the Zatrnik ski slope, and all the way to Rudno polje on Pokljuka. You can park there or go even further straight on the macadam road towards the first crossroads where you turn right (on the left side is Uskovnica) leading you to a parking spot at the end.

Route description:

Follow the same path as for the End of the road on Pokljuka – Triglav (across Planika and Triglavska škrbina). The route described before all the way to the Konjski preval pass.

From there on, the road becomes different as you go straight in the direction of Kredarica. The path will lead you to the next intersection where you continue left (Stanič hut on the right).  The trail will become steep and bypass smaller ravines.

The trail will turn slightly more difficult and become secured, continuing to an intersection turning in the direction of Kredarica (Planika on the left). After a steep climb, you will reach the Kredarica hut and then carry on towards the Triglav glacier, lowering and again ascending to the start of the climbing trail across Mali Triglav to Mt Triglav peak.

5) Uskovnica (Razpotje) – mount Triglav route (čez Planiko in Mali Triglav), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1649 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 15 min

Access to the starting point:

Exit the Ljubljana – Jesenice at Lesce and go past Bled, towards Pokljuka and Triglav national park Slovenia. Through Gorje, you will soon reach the upper parts of Pokljuka and Rudno polje. Go past the parking spot in Rudno polje and follow the macadam road in the direction of Uskovnica (at the crossroads to the left). When you reach the parking spot 500m above Uskovnica, you have reached your starting point called Razpotje.

Happy Female Climber Ascending Triglav Peak, Small Triglav on the Background

 Route description:

This Triglav tour is currently closed since the path has been damaged on the Uskovnica – Spodnji Tosc pasture intersections. (Last info on 31.7.2020)

Descent to the Uskovnica mountain pasture past the chapel and follow the path that leads to the Vodnik hut. It is marked but orientates carefully, due to the number of other paths in this area. Go through the woods along the stream and then cross the steep western slopes of Ablanca, soon reaching the edge of the forest and the beginning of the ravines. Cross the ravines carefully! Soon you will cross a torrent as well and the path should become lighter under the slopes of Tosc, then again steepen up into two parts. Take the right turn, since the left path is not very well kept.

Continue the path;

Your path will merge with this one after about an hour of merging with the route Pokljuka – Triglav. Take a left turn there and you will reach a scarce forest and later a wide shelf above the precipices below the Tosc slopes. From here on, follow the path to the Vodnik lodge.  

This route then becomes similar to the ones before, going from Vodnik lodge to Mt Triglav. Just follow the trail in the direction of Mt Triglav, up the steep slopes beneath Vernar, reaching the first steel cable, continuing across the gravel scree and the slopes of Konjski preval pass. You should reach the Planika lodge, following this path, and go forward across the ridge, continuing your hike to Mali Triglav, arriving on top of the Triglav mountain.

6) Uskovnica (Lom) – mount Triglav route (across Triglavska škrbina), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1788 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 20 min

Access to the starting point:

Exit Ljubljana – Jesenice highway at Lesce and then drive in the Bled direction and further to Bohinjska Bistrica. Just before Bohinjska Bistrica, take a right turn at Bitnje village up to Pokljuka. The road will arrive at the Upper Bohinj valley, where you continue your road to the left in the crossroads in the direction of Srednja vas. You will be able to notice the road signs for Uskovnica, leading you right on the road, guiding you to the parking spot ‘’Lom’’.

Climbers on the Misty Ridge on Triglav Mountian

Route description:

The route is currently closed since the path has been damaged on the Uskovnica – Spodnji Tosc pasture intersections. (Last info on 31.7.2020)

Start hiking in the direction of the Uskovnica hut. The route goes through the forest, bypassing the Ulčnek cheese factory and crossing the pasture meadows, ultimately to their edge. You will reach a marked path called ‘’Za Ribnico’’ – path to Za Ribnica, where the path goes forward and past the huts to the water trough and the signpost for Uskovnica hut.

Continue toward Tosc, Draški vrh, Viševnik, Vodnik lodge, Rudno polje, and Praprotnica across the pasture fence and onto a macadam road, which will proceed across ravined meadows to another pasture fence and an intersection by the chapel on Uskovnica. Take a left there and follow the flattened road across the pasture meadows. 

From Uskovnica:

The trail is similar to other routes that go from Uskovnica further to the top of the Triglav mountain. You should go higher up to the mountain pasture of Spodnji Tosc and then reach an intersection, taking a right turn on the marked path going through a scarce forest along the cart track, towards the Vodnik lodge. This route becomes the same as the one that goes from Uskovnica (Razpotje) to Triglav (Triglavska škrbina), so the road will first guide you to the slopes below Venar, then the area near the Konjski preval pass and to the Planika lodge. 

After, you will continue to ascend to the Planika lodge, and this route will guide you in the direction of Triglavska škrbina. The trail crosses Triglavski kot and the gravel screes to the starting point of the secured climbing trail. You should then soon reach the top of Mt Triglav.

7) Rudno polje – mount Triglav route (across Kredarica), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1517 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 30 min

Access to the starting point:

You can access this path coming from the Ljubljana – Jesenice highway and exiting for Lesce. You follow the main road to Bled and the road signs for Pokljuka, leading through Gorje, pass the Zatrnik ski slope, and all the way to Rudno polje on Pokljuka. You can park there.

Happy Female Hikers on the Path Towards Kredarica Hut

Route description:

Begin on a macadam road with a route signpost for Triglav and surrounding hiking trails at the start. From there, head up the hill leading to the ski slope. Soon you will be able to set on the marked path for Triglav and continue on the road through the forest (you can also park here and save 20 minutes of walking)

The path proceeds to the right on a steep slope and soon becomes lighter just before ascending again. You will be able to see Konjščica mountain pasture. The path then turns downwards and then the trail will reach the forest’s edge and cross the area of dwarf pines and bushes. You will reach an intersection, bypassing the rocky cliffs, and joining in on the route coming from Konjščica mountain pasture.

Intersection:

This route then becomes the same as the route from the end of the road on Pokljuka to Triglav. 

Instead of going across Planika and Triglavska škrbina, once you reach Konjski preval, go straight in the direction of Kredarica. You will reach a number of ravines from there on and proceed to the Kredarica lodge. Then continue past the glacier up the secured climbing trail to small Triglav. Next, you proceed over the ridge to the top of the Triglav mountain.

8) Rudno polje – mount Triglav route (across Kugy’s ledges), a difficult off-road

Altitude difference: 1517 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 30 min

Access to the starting point:

Exit the Ljubljana – Jesenice at Lesce and go past Bled, towards Pokljuka. Through Gorje, you will soon reach the upper parts of Pokljuka and Rudno polje. Continue to the parking spot at the end.

Route description:

Follow the cart track uphill in the Konjščica direction. The road will turn into a hiking trail after a while and ascend along the Ribnica stream, followed by a waterfall visible from the path going across the pasture area of Konjščica to the cheese factory. 

You continue in the same direction as for the route Uskovnica (Lom) – Triglav (Triglavska škrbina) that we mentioned earlier. Just walk from Konjščica to the Jezerce plain, reaching the inner area of Triglav national park, continuing across the torrent riverbed. Follow the route upward diagonally to the Studor Preval pass where the view to the Bohinj side will unveil. Cross the slopes of Veliki Draški vrh and Tosc, then continue straight when the route from Uskovnica joins in. Instead of going to the left for Tosc peak, keep going straight along its slopes to the Vodnik lodge. 

From Vodnik lodge:

From there the route straightens in the direction of Triglav and starts ascending under the slopes of Vernar, soon secured by a steel cable across a short mountain shelf. Continue up the scree and a rock jump, further to the steps following after. Soon you will reach the terrain in the vicinity of Konjski preval pass and arrive there after a short descent. Head straight to Kredarica, past the intersection, where you turn to the left, with Stanič lodge on the right. The trail will be getting steeper here and merge with the route from Krma valley, soon followed by another intersection, guiding us to the right in the Kredarica direction. When you reach Kredarica, continue towards Mt Triglav peak and take a right turn right after the signpost in the north direction. The rocks will be marked here, due to many abysses’. 

The trail will lead us up the scree and the red line marks will safely guide us to Kugy’s ledge (Kugy’s shelf). The shelf is quite short and not very difficult but still requires carefulness since the terrain is leading us directly above the precipice of the northern wall. The trail is secured with steel cables in some parts, where the risk of a slip is the highest.

From Kugy’s ledge, we enter the western Triglav plateau and take a left turn, merging with the route from Plemenice and later on the track from Dolič as well.  We climb upward the scree and the climbing part of the route, crossing an intersection, and continue upward to the left to arrive on the Mount Triglav peak.

Krma Valley

This beautiful forest and the floral meadow-covered valley is one of the three valleys that open pathways leading to Slovenia’s highest mountain – Krma, Kot, and Vrata valley.

As a matter of fact, this starting point holds the easiest and the longest of Mount Triglav trails. You will find this 7-kilometer long valley covered with flowers throughout the warmer seasons, presenting that magical addition to the mountain views that lay before you. The valley also leads to another starting point of many fascinating hiking trails, called Radovna valley. This glacial valley located near Mojstrana is the longest of the three aforementioned valleys. It leads to many surrounding mountain peaks, including Debela peč, Debeli vrh, Macesnovec, Tosc, Rjavina, and others. Not to mention, we recommend this starting point as the safest one for a winter hike to Mount Triglav.

If this is your selected starting point, we invite you to read on and choose among the range of different paths starting in Krma valley.

  1. Krma Valleymount Triglav route (across Planika and Triglavska škrbina), 5 h 45 min – very difficult marked path
  2. Krma Valleymount Triglav route (across Planika and Mali Triglav), 6 h, very difficult marked path
  3. Krma valleymount Triglav route (across Kredarica and Mali Triglav), 6 h 10 min, very difficult marked path

1) Krma Valleymount Triglav route (across Planika and Triglavska škrbina) – very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1934 m

Estimated hiking time: 5 h 45 min

Access to the starting point:

Exit the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and then continue towards Kranjska Gora and Dovje. Continue to Mojstrana and valleys Vrata, Kot, and Krma, the same as you would for the previous route. Take the road to the Kot and Krma valley through the village of Radovna, past the Triglav national park road sign, and then follow the road that takes you first toward the Kot valley and then take a right to get to Krma. The macadam road will lead you to the Kovinarska hut and after a while, you will get to a parking lot.

Route description Krma Valley:

You continue the route past the ramp at the parking spot and follow the forest path that turns into a cart track. The path becomes steeper and leads through a forest, which is followed by dwarf pine and bush area, gradually ascending. At the altitude of 1400 m, the path becomes less steep and will guide you to a meadowy plain called Vrtača.

The trail will become steep again and continues to Malo polje for about 20 minutes, where it reaches an intersection. The left one leads to Vodnik hut across Bohinjska vratca. To follow the route, go straight on the marked path across the meadows in the direction of the Zgornja Krma hut. Continue to the right and the trail will lead you to a slight slope and an intersection.

Across Kurica:

Following the left path to Planika across Kurica which will soon turn steeper. Kredarica will be on the right. After some time you will get to a rock jump and ascend higher. Continue across the slopes of Cesar mountain and to the left slopes of Konjsko sedlo. In time you will reach Planika and climb up west diagonally, reaching a ridge, turning right, and flattening soon. The route goes past a karst hole and turns to the left. After about 10 minutes, it ends up in front of the Planika pod Triglavom hut.

You can reach Mt Triglav crossing the Triglavska škrbina, which leads you past the snow-covered Triglavski kot and up scree to the starting point of the climb, secured by the wedges and steel cables. The path continues up the mountain peak as described in the first Triglav tour.

2) Krma Valleymount Triglav route (across Planika and Mali Triglav), very difficult marked path 

Altitude difference: 1934 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h

Access to the starting point:

Leave the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and follow the main road to Kranjska Gora, then before Dovje, turn to Mojstrana. Take the road to the Kot and Krma valley through the village of Radovna. Past the Triglav national park road sign, and then follow the road that takes you first toward the Kot valley. After you take a right to get to Krma. The macadam road will lead you to the Kovinarska hut and after a while, you will get to a parking lot.

Young Female Hikers Hiking in Krma Valley

Route description:

You continue the route past the ramp at the parking spot and follow the forest path that turns into a cart track. The path becomes steeper and leads through a forest, which is followed by dwarf pine and bush area, gradually ascending. At the altitude of 1400 m, the path becomes less steep and will guide you to a meadowy plain called Vrtača.

The trail will become steep again and continues to Malo polje for about 20 minutes, where it reaches an intersection. The left one leads to Vodnik hut across Bohinjska vratca but to follow the route, go straight. Follow the marked path across the meadows in the direction of the Zgornja Krma pasture hut.

Kurica part:

Continue to the right and the trail will lead you to a slight slope and an intersection, following the left path to Planika across Kurica which will soon turn steeper. Kredarica will be on the right. After some time you will get to a rock jump and ascend higher. Continue across the slopes of Cesar mountain and to the left slopes of Konjsko sedlo. In time you will reach Planika and climb up west diagonally, reaching a ridge, turning right, and flattening soon. The route goes past a karst hole and turns to the left, then after about 10 minutes, it ends up in front of the Planika pod Triglavom hut.

From Planika Hut:

You can reach Mt Triglav crossing the Triglavska škrbina. Which leads you past the snow-covered Triglavski kot and up scree to the starting point of the climb. It is secured by wedges and steel cables. The path continues up the mountain peak as described in the first Triglav tour.

3) Krma valley – mount Triglav route (across Kredarica and Mali Triglav), very difficult marked path   

Altitude difference: 1934 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 10 min

Access to the starting point:

Leave the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and follow the main road to Kranjska gora, then before Dovje, turn to Mojstrana. Take the road to the Kot and Krma valley through the village of Radovna, past the Triglav national park road sign, and then follow the road that takes you first toward the Kot valley and then take a right to get to Krma. The macadam road will lead you to the Kovinarska hut and after a while, you will get to a parking lot.

Group of Hikers Above Krma Valley

Route description:

The trail is the same up to Zgornja Krma mountain pasture as the path we described before. After Zgornja Krma, it will take you onto the marked steep hiking path to the right. Coming to an intersection where you continue in the direction of Kredarica. It soon comes to another intersection, this time taking a left turn straight and becomes steeper. It guides you across a meadowy terrain. After turning left, it will reach a small valley, flattening into the plateau surrounded by dwarf pines, ending at the intersection. There, it goes further to the right (Konjsko sedlo on the left) and ascends along the rocky area. Carefully follow the path signs for Kredarica as you will walk the slopes of Snežna konta. This part is called Kalvarija and the path will welcome you with gravel scree. Soon reaching a merging point with the route from  Konjsko sedlo.

From merging point:

Continue in the direction of Kredarica and turn right on the first intersection, reaching the ridge connecting Snežna konta with Kredarica. After a steep climb, you should arrive at the highest laying mountain hut in Slovenia, called Triglavski dom, or Kredarica lodge. The trail then lowers into the pass between Kredarica and Mali Triglav, but soon merges with the route from the Vrata Valley, as it steepens into a rocky terrain bypassing the Triglav glacier. The climbing will start there on a secured marked difficult path. The steel cable will guide you to the part of the path that is secured only with wedges and goes diagonally upward becoming steeper and steeper. It will lead you to the ridge of Mali Triglav, up to its peak, later descending a bit and again going gradually upward to the top of the Triglav mountain.

Bohinj

This remote glacial valley is one of the most culturally connected places to the Slovenian past’s Alpine spirit. Besides the wonderful nature welcoming you with the biggest of Slovenian lakes – lake Bohinj, this widely inhabited valley has some of the best Slovenian cheeses, called Mohant. Its people used to own many cheese factories and worked on mountain pastures above Bohinj. These days we can still admire this heritage since the residents have widely integrated it into the tourism offer of Bohinj

Bohinj valley is an amazing starting point for the mountains such as Vogel, the Valley of the Seven Lakes, Mount Triglav, and others. However, it also offers shorter hikes around the lake and to Savica waterfall. This kingdom of the Goldenhorn is also the best ending point of any surrounding hiking trail since it is the fastest one that leads to a jump into a pristine glacial lake. It offers several sports and recreational activities.

If we got you convinced with the jump into the lake to choose this as your starting point, check the Triglav hiking trails below, so we convince you for good.

  1. Planina Blato – mount Triglav route (across Grintovica, Planika and Mali Triglav), 6 h 45 min, easy unmarked trail
  2. Stara Fužina – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Triglavska škrbina), 7 h 30 min, very difficult marked path
  3. Stara Fužina – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Mali Triglav), 7 h 45 min, very difficult marked path
  4. Planina Blato – mount Triglav route (Za Kopico), 7 h 45 min, very difficult marked path
  5. Srednja vas – mount Triglav route (behind Ribnica and across Triglavska škrbina), 7 h 45 min, very difficult marked path
  6. Savica hutmount Triglav route (across the 7 Triglav lakes), 8 h 45 min, very difficult marked path 

1) Planina Blato – mount Triglav route (across Grintovica, Planika and Mali Triglav), easy unmarked trail  

Altitude difference: 1717 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 45 min

Access to the starting point:

To begin this Triglav tour, exit the highway from Ljubljana to Jesenice at the Lesce exit and drive in the Bled direction and then further to Bohinjska Bistrica. Continue to drive toward Bohinj lake and the village Ribčev laz, entering the Triglav national park, taking a right turn at the intersection. The road leads to Stara Fužina, where you take a left turn at the chapel and drive up the hill to reach the Blato mountain pasture. In the same direction are also the Vogar mountain pasture and Voje valley. You will find yourself at a parking lot where they collect a parking fee but continue to the next crossroad to take a right turn that will lead you to the Blato mountain pasture parking lot.

Hiker in the Forest above Planina Blato

Route description:

You can continue your path on foot on a macadam road, where after a while the path will reveal a hunting trail that leads up a steep slope secured with a steel cable. It enters into the woods and turns to the right on a cart track, following the road up the hill. There are a lot of pathways leading nowhere from this point. You need to proceed up the slightly wider and partially marked intersection, and you will soon see a sign for Grintovica on one of the trees.

From Cart Track:

Leave the cart track and follow the path to the right, which becomes steeper, then gradually goes downward. Follow the signs for Grintovica guiding you into the forest on the right. The track disappears there but you have to proceed in the same direction, reaching a number of fallen trees and crossing the marked path from the Voje valley to the Krstenica mountain pasture. Be careful not to miss it, since it is not very visible. You will cross a meadow and reach steep slopes that will go downward diagonally. Exiting the forest and continuing across the southern part of Zgornja Grintovica, seeing the first mountain huts. After you arrive at the hut, keep walking through another forest terrain to the upper part.

After hut:

After reaching the abandoned huts, turn to the wide trail leading into the forest of Spodnja Grintovica, gradually descending. Join the route coming from the Voje valley there going to the left. The route will lead you steeper up into a Jurjevčeva vrtača valley, turning lighter and leading to an intersection, where it takes a right turn instead of going to Mišelj vrh, Malo polje, and Velo polje on the right. The path reaches another intersection, this time with the route from Pokljuka where you continue to the Vodnik lodge.

Vodnik hut:

Continue below Vernar, across the first steel cable and gravel scree. You will reach Konjsko sedlo preval pass. Proceed as the other aforementioned paths to the Planika from here, up the ridge, and to the Planika hut. From there on just follow the route to the right around the hut and onto the rocky terrain. After crossing the shelf and ravines into the climbing trail below the Triglav mountain. You will reach the Mt Triglav peak after going across Mali Triglav and the secured Triglav ridge.

2) Stara Fužina – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Triglavska škrbina), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 2264 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 30 min

Access to the starting point:

Exit the highway from Ljubljana to Jesenice at the Lesce exit and drive in the Bled direction and then further to Bohinjska Bistrica. Continue to drive toward Bohinj lake and the village Ribčev laz, where you take a right turn at the intersection. The road leads to Stara Fužina, where you take a left turn at the chapel and drive up the hill to reach the Blato mountain pasture. In the same direction are also the Vogar mountain pasture and Voje valley. You will find yourself at a parking lot where they collect a parking fee.

Passing the Stream Mostnica Gorge

Route description from Mostnica gorge:

Start walking in the direction of the Mostnica gorge. Soon arriving at the Devil’s bridge, taking the route leading on the lesser road. Continue to the left for a short time. Later the troughs will turn to the right on a more tourist path. After the focal troughs, a steep ascent follows, where you will notice the Elephant marks. This is a rock in the shape of an Elephant and is a lovely site to visit along the way. Continue going further through Mostnica, turning to the forest trail, guiding you to the Voje valley. You are about to arrive at the huts on Voje.

From Voje Valley:

You can also get there by car, which could save you about 45 minutes of walking. Continue along the macadam road past the vast pastures of the Voje valley. After taking the left turn when reaching the first intersection. You should keep going above the Mostnica waterfall. Later to the left, across the steeper forest slopes through that will keep you company for about an hour. Turn to the right and go uphill to the Spodnja Grintovica mountain pasture, where you can find a water trough.

Proceed once again into the forest and ascend the Jurjevčeva vrtača valley.

From Jurjevčeva vrtača valley:

The route becomes the same as the Planina Blato – Triglav (across Grintovica, Planika, and Mali Triglav) route. Described earlier, and it goes past Malo polje and Velo polje. Becoming steeper and joining with the route from Pokljuka. Later leading to Vodnik lodge and across the steel cable after the slopes below Vernar and Konjsko sedlo.  From there, you should continue up the ridge to the Planika hut.

From there on, follow the route to the right around the hut and the rocky terrain. Crossing the shelf and ravines and Triglavska škrbina bypassing Triglavski Kot and reaching the wedges and steel cables. The path soon turns into the climbing trail below the Triglav mountain. You will soon reach the top of Triglav mountain.

3) Stara Fužina – mount Triglav route (across Planika and Mali Triglav), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 2264 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 45 min

Access to the starting point:

Start from the same parking lot in Stara Fužina as for the two routes leading to Triglav across Kugyjeva polica, Planika and Triglavska škrbina.

Planika Hut

Route description from Stara Fužina:

Take the same path as you would for the previous route going to Triglav from across Planika and Triglavska škrbina at first. The route is practically the same up to the Planika hut. Where you need to turn to the right in the direction of Triglav.

Planika hut:

The left path would lead you across Triglavska škrbina. The trail will go downwards a bit and then steepen again, as you will reach the rocky part, ascending on the mountain shelf. The shelf will guide you right and from the rocky cliffs, you will arrive at the gravel scree, crossing into the secured climbing part of the route. The markings will guide you into the ravine secured with a steel cable. The trail continues steeply upward and across rocky terrain, leading to the ridge of Mali Triglav, joining in with the much more difficult path from Kredarica. If you proceed straight on the ridge, you will soon arrive at the top of Mali Triglav, and thereon, descending slightly to a saddle between the two peaks, will soon get you to Mt Triglav from following the steep trail up to the peak.

4) Planina Blato – mount Triglav route (Za Kopico), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1717 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 45 min

Access to the starting point:

Start from the same parking lot in Stara Fužina as for the three routes leading to Triglav across Kugy’s Ledge, Planika and Triglavska škrbina, and Planika with Mali Triglav. Go further up the macadam road to reach another free parking lot and turn right to the Blato mountain pasture where you can park.

Hiker above Triglav Seven Lakes Valley

Route description from Blato parking lot:

Starting from the Blato parking lot, you will need to go 10 minutes back the path and go on the left cart track when reaching the first intersection. You want to reach the mountain pasture at Jezero. You can get there by ascending through the Pungart valley and across an abandoned pasture fence. The path will merge with the trail coming from the Vodični vrh mountain pasture, continuing straight to the Jezero hut. Proceed to the left until you reach an intersection with the trail to Viševnik and Pršivec, following in the direction of Dedno Polje.

Dedno Polje:

The path will become more difficult with time, going uphill through a scarce pine tree forest and branching off across Krištofojca that leads to Viševnik. However, you will take the wide trail going higher and then turning to the right until it becomes flatter, soon reaching the Dedno polje mountain pasture. Bypass Dedno polje until you arrive at an intersection and leave the path that leads to the Triglav lakes mountain hut.

Go in the direction of Vratca pass, Hribarice, and Prehodavci. Descending past the pasture huts, and then go uphill to another intersection going up, instead of down to Laz. The path will become steep and go through the conifer tree forest, making it up to a focal part of the valley Za Kopico after about half an hour.

The after Za Kopico:

The path then rises up the southern slopes of Slatna and Prvi Vogel. Gradually turning to the Vrata saddle and merging with the route from Štapce pass. Continue downward across the slopes of Vršaki and cross a short mountain shelf, reaching an intersection that merges this route with the path from the Triglav lakes, going further across Hribarice, straight to Čez Hribarice saddle and further down to the Dolič saddle. Rising again after an hour or so, the path will find you at another intersection, the route leading you to the left towards the Tržaška hut after a short five-minute descent. 

Tržaška hut:

From there, follow the route to the right and the west up the mule track for half an hour. You will see Triglav in front of you. Head to Triglav across the difficult terrain making sure to be careful of our steps, and reaching the path from Plemenice. Then, the route takes you across the scree to the secured climbing wall and below the Triglavska škrbina. Continue upward to the top to reach the peak of Triglav mountain.

5) Srednja vas – mount Triglav route (behind Ribnica and across Triglavska škrbina), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference:  2281 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 45 min

Access to the starting point:

Exit Ljubljana – Jesenice highway at Lesce and then drive in the Bled direction and further to Bohinjska Bistrica. Just before Bohinjska Bistrica, take a right turn at Bitnje village up to Pokljuka. The road will arrive at the Upper Bohinj valley, where you continue your road to the left in the crossroads in the direction of Srednja vas. Find the St. Martin’s church on the right and park in front of it and the Primary school.

Route description:

Start at the Primary school and go in the direction of the Kres vantage point and continue on the cart track through the forest. Exit the forest with Rudnica and a part of Upper Bohinj valley in front. Keep walking forward on the cart track soon reaching a steepening and a road that leads to Uskovnica across Kres where the view over Srednja vas, Bohinj valley, and the lower Bohinj mountains opens up. Proceed on the road and turn to the right once you reach the cart track markings leading through a forest along with the dwarf pines and bushes steeper into the woods. The path concludes when arriving at the macadam road. Leave the road and ascend up the hiking trail to Uskovnica. You will come to an intersection and will need to continue on the path on the left, as the markings will signalize.

Uskovnica:

The path will shortly branch off leading to Uskovnica across Lom, as the route you are on goes to the right and up the steep slopes of the part called Za Ribnico. This is not the same as the Ribnica creek. Follow the newer cart track to the right and cross the slopes in the same direction, soon to find yourself on another intersection continuing on the upper left path in the direction of Uskovnica.

A sign for Lom nearby;

As the path arrives at a macadam road, following it to the right and later merging with the routes from Stara Fužina, Srednja vas across Lom, and the parking lot in Lom. After finding the huts on Uskovnica, proceed to the Uskovnica hut and then go in the direction of, Draški vrh, Viševnik, Vodnik lodge, and Rudno polje, across the pasture fence leading to the chapel on Uskovnica that we have mentioned on the route Uskovnica (Razpotje) – Triglav (čez Planiko) earlier. Follow the same path all the way to Vodnik, from crossing the first steep ravine, plains, and then the torrent riverbed. The path continues across Spodnji Tosc mountain pasture, leading up the dwarf pines and meadowy plains to later merge with the route coming from Pokljuka. Go across the southern slopes of Tosc above its precipices and find your way to Vodnik lodge. 

You will see a sign for Lom nearby;

As the path arrives at a macadam road, following it to the right and later merging with the routes from Stara Fužina, Srednja vas across Lom, and the parking lot in Lom. After finding the huts on Uskovnica, proceed to the Uskovnica hut and then go in the direction of Tosc, Draški vrh, Vodnik lodge, and Rudno polje, across the pasture fence leading to the chapel on Uskovnica that we have mentioned on the route Uskovnica (Razpotje) – Triglav (čez Planiko in Mali Triglav) earlier. Follow the same path all the way to Vodnik lodge, from crossing the first steep ravine, plains, and then the torrent riverbed. The path continues across Spodnji Tosc mountain pasture, leading up the dwarf pines and meadowy plains to later merge with the route coming from Pokljuka. Go across the southern slopes of Tosc above its precipices and find your way to Vodnik lodge.  

Vodnik hut:

From there walk the slopes below Vernar, soon reaching the steel cables guarding your safety on the ascending route that crosses a short shelf and a rock jump. The trail arrives in the vicinity of Konjski preval and rises to the Planika mountain hut. Go left in the direction of the hut and up the gravel scree to the ridge, then turn to the right side around a karst hole and proceed to the Planika mountain hut.

To climb up to the peak of Triglav mountain, you need to go across the Triglavska škrbina and Triglavski kot. Then follow the path on the scree and to the starting point of the climbing trail. The path will intersect with the route from Dolič and Plemenice steepening to arrive at the hillside of Mt Triglav, soon to arrive at its top.

Vrata Valley

Another glacial valley lying close to Krma is the valley of Vrata. It is quite more narrow than Krma and offers a bit more demanding hiking trails. It leads to the Northern Wall of Mount Triglav’s base and introduces itself with the Peričnik waterfall. It’s not necessary to be a mountain enthusiast if you decide to see this valley. You can easily visit it and enjoy the view of the streams, surrounding mountain chain, and the overhanging conglomerate rocks called The Galleries. The Peričnik waterfall is the highest in Slovenia, aiming 52 meters high, and you can even walk behind it. 

Triglav Mountain is not the only hike you can take from this 10 kilometers long valley. Beautiful hiking trails also lead to Škrlatica, Kriški podi plateau, and the Stenar mountain. 

If this is your starting point, you will get all the information below. Keep reading!

  1. Aljažev dom v Vratih – mount Triglav route (Tominškova pot), 6 h, very difficult marked path
  2. Aljaž lodge in the valley of Vrata – mount Triglav route (across Prag), 6 h 10 min, very difficult marked path
  3. Turkov rovt (Vrata valley) – mount Triglav route (through the valley Za Cmirom), 6 h 20 min, easy intersection
  4. Aljaž lodge in the Vrata valley – mount Triglav route (across Plemenice), 6 h 30 min, very difficult marked path

Aljažev dom v Vratih – mount Triglav route (Tominškova pot), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1849 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h

Access to the starting point:

Leave the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and follow the main road to Kranjska Gora, then before Dovje, turn to Mojstrana. Take the road to the Vrata Valley and reach the parking lot near Aljažev dom where this Triglav tour begins.

Female Hikers at Aljaz Hut, Vrata Valley

Route description from Vrata Valley:

Start on the macadam road that reaches the crossroads at Aljaž lodge, and then continue in the direction of Triglav, Luknja, and Pogačnik hut on the wide road, going past the chapel on the right. This route is quite touristy since it is very wide. The hiking trail leads past the winter bivouac out of the forest and to a memorial of the fallen Partisan soldiers, then turns left for Tominškova route up the hill. You will cross some steps and after an hour and a half of a steep walk reach a more scarce forest and the start of the secured climbing trail leading up to the northern walls of Begunjski vrh. The climbing helmet is a must! After three hours, the steep slope calms down and continues across Prag. After the stream that it crosses along the way, the path furthers towards Kredarica.

Hiking towards Triglavski dom (hut):

You will walk across Triglavski podi, where you should carefully orientate, especially in the case of fog. As the path steepens, the steel cables appear and soon you should arrive at Kredarica. To proceed to Mt Triglav peak, turn to the right and follow the trail along with the mountain saddle and the Triglav glacier. Soon the climb with wedges and steel cable will start. First, you will reach the top of Mali Triglav and lower yourself a bit down the path, continuing across the mountain ridge and again climbing up to Staničevo zavetišče. To finally reach the top, you will walk across a beautiful path with a panoramic view.

Aljaž lodge in the valley of Vrata – mount Triglav route (across Prag), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1849 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 10 min

Access to the starting point:

Leave the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and follow the main road to Kranjska Gora, then before Dovje, turn to Mojstrana. Take the road in the direction of Kot, Krma, and Vrata valleys, following the road to Vrata, ending on a parking space near the Aljaž lodge.

Female Hiker in the Morning Above Vrata Valley

Route description from main parking at Vrata Valley:

Follow the macadam road and continue straight in the direction of Triglav, Luknja,  along a wide path until you reach the first intersection. Bypass a chapel and head through the forest onto a hiking trail past the winter bivouac and the memorial for the Partisan soldiers. 

Continue on the path going through the woods, leading to the next intersection where you persist on the straight path uphill along the torrent riverbed and then go to the left across Prag, crossing the torrent. The trail reaches a steeper part there, secured with the wedges, and guides us higher into a more difficult path. Beautiful views reveal there and the gravel scree sites appear, soon followed by another difficult steep slope secured with steel cables across Prag. After, you will have to climb up a vertical rocky terrain meeting with the Tominškova route.

Meeting Tolminškova route:

It becomes easier, as you reach a creek. The route will guide you forward to another intersection, going in the direction of Kredarica, with Stanič hut on the left, and continue across Triglavski podi. Make sure to orientate carefully here, especially in the occurrence of the fog. The path will become secured with steel cables soon, leading you to the Kredarica hut, and then you can continue to the Triglav glacier, up to the climbing trail across the peak of Mali Triglav, reaching the Aljaž tower on the top on Mt Triglav at last.

Turkov rovt (Vrata valley) – mount Triglav route (through the valley Za Cmirom), easy intersection

Altitude difference: 1923 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 20 min

Access to the starting point:

Leave the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and follow the main road to Kranjska Gora, then before Dovje, turn to Mojstrana. Take the road in the direction of Kot, Krma, and Vrata valleys, following the road to Vrata. Drive another 10,5 km, and you will be able to park on the left side of the road on a parking lot by the Triglavska Bistrica river.

Route description from Aljaz lodge:

Cross the river and head onto the hiking trail, going through the woods and not along the road of the Triglavska Bistrica. The road will merge with the route coming from Aljaž lodge and then go to the left along the marked path, leading to the edge of the woods and to the gravel pits. Continue up the ravines and bypass the dwarf pines and bushes, going left through the valley. After a steep climb up the scree, the route comes to the upper part of the Za Cmirom valley. 

On the right side of the northern side of Begunjski vrh, you will be able to see a mountain saddle, following the trail that might be slightly less traced and completely disappears after 15 minutes. Follow the steep ravines to the saddle and then step on the marked path from Stanič lodge to Cmir, guiding you to the right to reach a steep ascent and then to Begunjska vratca. You will soon reach the lodge and the path proceeds towards Kredarica, first crossing the Rži gravel screes, lowering, and then rising higher again. It will ultimately lead you from Kredarica peak and to Triglav lodge on Kredarica. Keep walking to Mali Triglav, across the glacier, and the ridge between Mali Triglav and your goal. You will arrive at Mt Triglav soon.

Aljaž lodge in the Vrata valley – mount Triglav route (across Plemenice), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1949 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 30 min

Access to the starting point:

Leave the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and follow the main road to Kranjska Gora, then before Dovje, turn to Mojstrana. Take the road in the direction of Kot, Krma, and Vrata valleys, following the road to Vrata, ending on a parking space near the Aljaž lodge.

A Hiker in the fog at Plemenice part- Julian Alps

Route description, from Valley Vrata:

Follow the macadam road and continue in the direction of Triglav, Luknja, and Pogačnik hut on a wide path until you reach the first crossroad. Bypass a chapel and head through the forest onto a hiking trail past the winter bivouac and the Partisan soldiers’ memorial. The route is at first the same as the route from the Aljaž lodge in the Vrata valley to Triglav (across Prag) that we described earlier. The route is the same as the intersection at the bivouac beneath Luknja after the meeting point with the Tominškova route. 

Luknja:

Continue straight on the steeper path below Luknja and in the border with the Primorska region. A beautiful panoramic view of the mountains above the Soča valley opens up. Follow the saddle to the direction of Triglav to the left, where the paths leading on top of Bovški Gamsovec, Zadnjica, and Trenta meet. After you have a challenging trail, secured with a steel cable, which can be climbed in a short amount of time, but lacks a wider range of safety cables and wedges from here on whilst going above the abyss. Do not take this route unskilled, unprepared, or in bad weather conditions! When you cross this part, you will reach the ridge, following its path to new steel cables and wedges, leading up a steep rise and a steep descent. The route here opens a view of Sphinx, the steepest pillar of North Face of Mt Triglav.

After Sphinx: 

The route will become lighter and guide you from the Glava v Zabplanji and Morbegna to the Western Triglav plateau. Proceed left across the gravel scree and enter the next part of the climbing path, which is still easier than the ones before, crossing the Triglavska škrbina and climbing up to the top of Triglav Mountain.

Zadnjica Valley

Zadnjica valley is a close starting point to the famous Trenta valley on the Primorska region side of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. Opening to the east of Trenta village, this valley invites you in with some of the most scenic Julian Alps views. The mountains you will see from Zadnjica – Pihavec, Kanjavec, Vrsac, Ozebnik and, of course, Triglav, stand tall like a wall above this valley. This is a darker side of the Triglav National Park due to its location turned away from the sun.

The vicinity of this valley is presented with other gems of this region – the Soča river and Boka waterfall being only some of them. To reach it from the Gorenjska region, you need to go across Vršič mountain pass or Italy across Predil.

Scroll down with us and get more information on the Mount Triglav hiking trails starting from here.

  1. Zadnjica – mount Triglav route (across Dolič), 7 h 15 min, very difficult marked path
  2. Zadnjica – mount Triglav route (across Plemenice), 7 h 15 min, very difficult marked path
  3. Zadnjica – mount Triglav route (across Komar), 7 h 15 min, very difficult marked pat

Zadnjica – mount Triglav route (across Dolič), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 2214 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 15 min

Access to the starting point:

Start from Kranjska Gora and drive across the Vršič mountain pass in the direction of Bovec, or vice versa, but only to the 50th serpentine of the Ruska cesta (Rusian roadway), in the vicinity of Trenta village. Take a sideway there leading a couple of 100 meters further to the parking lot. Enter deeper into the Triglav national park Slovenia.

Hiker with Blue Jacket is Jumping above Dolic Hut, Julian Alps

Route description:

Follow the road past some houses and huts for about 15 minutes until an intersection at the old unofficial parking lot and continue on the path to the right towards a freight cable car that goes to Pogačnik lodge the direction of Dolič. Proceed across the plains into the woods uphill and to the path’s end at an intersection. This is the Utro intersection, and you continue your route straight, where the road turns into a hiking trail and mule track, leading steeply across slopes and branches off into a climbing trail across Komar, and the trail where you will continue going straight along the wide path, reaching a viewpoint at another intersection. Take a right turn and keep walking in the direction of the Dolič mountain hut. The route will become steeper here and go up the slopes to the south of the Zelenice mountain peak.

After Zelenice Mountain Peak:

Once the trail gets flatter, the path reaches a meeting point with the Komar route, but you keep walking on the mule track until the next intersection. Go to the right, and the path will lead you along the precipice towards the intersection near the Dolič hut. Continue to the left there, and after half an hour, you should reach a lighter path that does not grow in altitude, and the view of Mt Triglav will reveal itself. The path requires carefulness since the terrain is quite rough and leads to the meeting point with the Plemenice route later on. You will find yourself below the Triglavska škrbina, ascending up and then heading to the left on the intersection with the path down to Planika.  Soon you will reach the secured steep slope that will gradually lead you to the top of the Triglav mountain.

Zadnjica – mount Triglav route (across Plemenice), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 2214 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 15 min

Access to the starting point:

You can reach this route the same way as for the Zadnjica – Triglav (across Dolič) route.

Female Hiker on Plemenice Trail From Zadnjica Valley

Route description:

Follow the aforementioned mule track from the Utro intersection and continue walking Past the branching off of the Komar climbing track and going in the Luknja saddle direction. This is where the route becomes different from the one across Dolič. You need to follow the mule track to the east and across the steep slopes to the saddle. Coming to the intersection and taking the right turn to Triglav. The path leads to Bovški Gamsovec or straight down to Aljaž lodge in Vrata valley on the left. 

From Luknja Saddle:

The route will become difficult here and starts to rise quickly, almost vertically going up along the steel cable. Once you climb past the first wall, the trail becomes slightly easier but. It soon turns into a dangerous slippery path above the precipice with little to no via Ferrata cables or wedges. This path requires preparation, and it’s not recommended if there is humidity and wetness in the air. The trail will then lead left to a ridge. Opening a view to the east, excelling another difficult part of this route with iron cables and wedges. From this point, you will be able to see the steepest pillar of Triglav, called Sphinx.

Form pillar Sphinx:

After that, proceed past the Glava v Zaplanji on the left and Morbegna straight ahead. Go across the Triglav western plateau up and across the gravel scree, entering the climbing trail. This one is much easier than the one going across Plemenice. After bypassing below the Triglavska škrbina, go up to the left and across the Triglav slope to the top peak.

Zadnjica – mount Triglav route (across Komar), very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 2214 m

Estimated hiking time: 7 h 15 min

Access to the starting point:

You can reach this route the same way as for the Zadnjica – Triglav (across Dolič) route.

Route description:

Like the two routes mentioned before across Dolič and Plemenice, you need to follow the same road and enter the mule track after the Utro intersection. The mule track then turns to the left, but this route will take you straight to a narrow trail pointed with a signpost for Komar going along a stream across a meadow plain. You will reach a chapel where the road turns to the right uphill and becomes secured with steel cables leading into a steeper slope towards the west across a torrent ravine. Leaving the ravine, the path proceeds across the steep northern slopes guarded with steel cables and crossing another torrent ravine leading us upward. 

Under Kanjavec walls:

The terrain becomes covered with dwarf pines and bushes, offering a nice view of Pihavec and Zadnjiški Ozebnik, where the route crosses the gravel screes and meadowy plains. As the trail comes in the vicinity with the walls of Kanjavec, it takes the left turn to an intersection that leads us on a mule track. A bit higher, the path for Zasavska hut branches off to the right, and our route continues to the left, bypassing a few precipices near the Dolič mountain hut.

The path continues the same as the route from Plemenice, leading across the steep slopes and past the Dolič mountain hut, further to the climbing trail and under the Triglavska škrbina. After that, the peak Mt Triglav won in practically no time.

Kot Valley

If the Kot valley is the starting point where you will begin your hiking, be prepared for beauty on every corner (Kot means corner in Slovenian language). You can reach this valley coming from Mojstrana, following a 3 kilometers long road going through the forest. The trails to Triglav from there are shorter and semi-demanding. One of the most beautiful spots of the valley is the Lengarjev rovt meadow, which lies at the end of the valley at an altitude of 1.000 meters. The view from higher up the valley offers a sight of Rjavina, Vrbanova špica, and Luknja peč.

This starting point allows you to reach Stanič hut in only 4 hours. Want to know more options that Kot valley has to offer? Here they are!

  1. Kot valleymount Triglav route, 6 h 10 min, very difficult marked path

Kot valleymount Triglav route, very difficult marked path

Altitude difference: 1914 m

Estimated hiking time: 6 h 10 min

Access to the starting point:

Leave the Gorenjska highway at Hrušica and follow the main road to Kranjska Gora, then before Dovje, turn to Mojstrana. Take the road to the Kot and Krma valley through the village of Radovna, past the Triglav national park road sign and then follow the road that takes you toward the Kot valley (the road that goes straight leads to Radovna and Krma). You will soon reach a parking lot with path signs.

Female Hiker above Kot Valley, Gorgeous Sunrise on the Background

Route description:

The path of this Triglav tour will lead you to a turning point then turn left across a torrent riverbed. It will guide you up through the woods and become steeper with time, as it will reach the part secured with wedges (only necessary when the trail gets slippery). It will get easier once you reach the creek at the altitude of 1340 m and where the road to Macesnovec branches off. Continue across the torrent riverbed, reaching a path secured with steel cable.

Debeli kamen :

What follows is a dwarf pine area that becomes steeper and rocky, revealing a view of Debeli kamen (a big boulder at the end of the hill). Climbing up the gravel scree, you should reach an intersection.  Take a right turn there, continuing in the direction of Stanič hut and Rjavine. The steep slope will become easier and soon reach another intersection. The right path will lead you to Stanič hut, bypass the karst hole Pekel on the right side below and guide you upwards to the hut, revealing a beautiful view of Mt Triglav. 

Follow the path that leads to Kredarica, under the Rži screes, and across them to the side ridge of Rži. The trail becomes secured there and descends to Kredarica. From there you should reach the edge of the Triglav glacier and the climbing trail start. Secured by the wedges, going to the top of Mali Triglav and crossing the ridge to the top of Triglav.

Where to stay?

You might have noticed the many mountain huts and lodges on the way through the Slovenia Triglav national park, along the Triglav lakes valley, and all the way up to the highest lying mountain hut Kredarica on the way to Mt Triglav.

The Highest Hut in Slovenia, Kredarica

Here is the list of the huts you might bypass on while climbing Triglav:

  • Vodnik lodge –

-offers a tavern with 50 seats, 8 rooms with 22 beds, shared room with 31 beds, winter room with 8 beds,

-toilet, bathroom with hot and cold water, heated tavern, running water, aggregate, phone service.

Open from June to the end of September.

  • Planika hut –

-has two heated tavern spaces with 80 seats and a bar, 40 seats in front of the hut, 10 rooms with 82 beds, two shared rooms with 41 beds,

-toilet, cold water bathroom, aggregate, and phone service.

Open from June to the end of August.

  • Stanič lodge :

-holds two tavern spaces with 60 seats and a bar, 10 rooms with 46 beds,

-toilet, bathroom with cold water, outer toilet, heated taverns, aggregate, and phone service.

Open from July to the end of August.

  • Aljaž lodge in the Vrata Valley :

-has two tavern spaces with 90 seats, a bar, 110 seats in front of the lodge, 8 rooms with 29 beds, and common space with 6 beds,

-toilet, bathroom, heated taverns, running water, phone service, and electricity,

-you can also spend the night in the winter room nearby or the Luknja bivouac.

Open from April to the end of September.

  • Voje hut :

-holds a tavern with 70 seats and a bar, 5 rooms with 16 beds, an extra 24 beds in the common space,

-2 toilets, a bathroom with cold water, a heated tavern, running water, electricity.

Open from May to the end of August.

  • Uskovnica pasture hut :

-offers two 100 seat tavern spaces, a bar, 16 rooms with 36 beds, and 28 extra beds in the ex cheese factory,

-toilet, bathroom with hot and cold water, heated spaces, and rooms

-running water, electricity.

Open all year round (except now, due to the Covid-19 situation).

  • Jezero mountain pasture hut :

-holds space for two tavern spaces with 80 seats and has 8 rooms with 86 beds,

-toilet, bathroom with cold water, fireplace, electricity aggregate, and its own cleaning device,

-9 beds in the winter room. 

Open from June to the end of August

  • Dolič lodge :

-offers five tavern spaces and has 80 seats,

-one bar, 74 beds, toilet, and bathroom, no phone service.

Open from June until the end of September.

  • Kredarica mountain lodge :

-offers five tavern spaces and has 300 seats, two bars, and 30 rooms with 141 beds, and another 200 beds,

-toilet, and bathroom with cold water,

-fireplace, electricity aggregate, and phone service.

Open from June until the end of September.

  • Triglav lakes hut :

This hut is located between the Double lake and lake Močivec:

-offers a beautiful view of the lakes and Špičje ridge with its screes and mountain peaks above the 7 Triglav lakes valley,

-it has accommodation for 18 people in its winter room.

Open from June to the end of August.

  • Savica hut :

-Offers two tavern spaces with 70 seats,

-tables for 50 people and 8 beds in the two bedrooms and a common 27 bedroom,

-toilet, bathroom, running water,

-electricity, phone service, and heated rooms.

Open from May to the end of August.

In the case of emergency: What to do?

First, make sure that you are prepared for the trail that you are about to take to the top of Mt Triglav, and prepare or rent the much-needed climbing gear. First aid in your backpack wouldn’t hurt as well. But if you come across misfortune, or perhaps someone somehow wearing flip flops and not being able to proceed climbing Triglav nor up nor down, have this number close by:

CALL 112 – Mountain rescue service