Park trails

Hike along our nature trails rich in natural and cultural attractions.

Park trails

Park trails offer more – more nature enjoyment, more cultural landscapes, and more recreation. 

However, when setting off on a trail always put your safety first. When pursuing an activity in the Triglav National Park, be it walking, climbing, cycling, water sports or air sports, your safety will always depend on your judgement, fitness and attention.

Triglavska Bistrica trail

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The Triglavska Bistrica Trail runs along the Triglavska Bistrica River to the head of the Vrata Valley. The path connects the most interesting and mysterious parts of the valley, including the Peričnik Fall, the Galerije, and the majestic north face of Triglav. Take a walk along the trail and visit the Slovenian Alpine Museum for an outstanding experience of the valley, the Park's natural phenomena, and the history of alpinism in Triglav's North Face.

The trail is intended for hikers and runs on undemanding terrain, using the paths along the Triglavska Bistrica and only meeting the road in a few short sections.

Starting point:

Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana

Length:

12 km

Elevation gain:

375 m

Duration:

3 hours (one way)

Lodges/Mountain huts:

Koča pri Peričniku, Aljažev dom (in summer season)

Best time to visit:

Snow-free months

Points of interest:

Lake Kreda, Peričnik Fall, conglomerate ledges, or “galleries”, hummocky meadows, picturesque head of the Vrata Valley

Trail manager:

Triglav National Park Public Institute

The Soča Trail

The Soča Trail is a nature trail taking visitors to the Triglav National Park along the Soča River from its source towards Bovec. It is the first trail to have been created in the national park. The Soča Trail connects the old Trenta paths and peaceful sections of the valley, leading visitors away from the road and noise. Resembling an emerald green thread, the Soča River strings natural sights and cultural monuments like beads on a marvellous necklace. 

Picturesque footbridges crossing the river add an element of adventure to the otherwise peaceful walk. A visit to the Soča Trail and Dom Trenta, a TNP Information Centre, will certainly deepen a traveller's experience and understanding of the Triglav National Park. The trail, which measures nearly 25km in length, runs from the source of the Soča down the valleys of Trenta and Soča to Bovec.

The visit to the Soča Trail can be tailored to the available time and desired purpose of visitors, who can simply take a look at those sections of the trail they consider the most interesting. The trail is marked with TNP information posts, and with information boards set up at several information points along the trail.

Guided tours can be arranged with the Triglav National Park. In summer months bus transport is available between Bovec and Kranjska Gora (for bus schedules please see the website of the Bovec Tourist Information Centre).

Soča Trail

Starting point:

Hut at the source of the Soča

Length:

25 km from Bovec

Elevation gain:

433

Duration:

Depending on the section, total trail 7 hours (one way)

Lodges/Mountain huts:

Hut at the source of the Soča

Best time to visit:

Snow-free months

Points of interest:

Source of the Soča river, Mlinarica gorge, Alpine botanic garden Juliana, Information center of TNP Dom Trenta, Soča beads

Trail manager:

Triglav National Park Public Institute

Goreljek bog nature trail

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The Pokljuka forests are interspersed with many wetland areas in various stages of preservation. They are located in an area under strong human impact. Summer and winter tourism, traffic, urbanisation and forestry are just a few of the activities that can have a strong negative impact on bog environments. The only solution to limiting or preventing these activities is redirection of public attention and visitation.

This was the primary purpose for creating the Goreljek Bog Nature Trail. One bog was sacrificed for educational purposes so that others could be preserved. The trail runs around the Goreljek bog, which is located in the centre of a holiday cottage settlement and has as such already been popularised.

The purpose of the trail is to present the special features and the importance of peat bogs, which are classified among the most valuable natural areas in Europe. The trail is circular, measures approximately 1km and has five educational stops equipped with information boards. The information boards present useful facts on the peat bog flora and fauna, Pokljuka today and in the past, general characteristics of peat bogs and human activities in the surrounding areas. Wooden floating pathways across water areas ensure safe and dry walking.

The board at the entrance, located at the northern side of the bog, near a small chapel, states the general rules of conduct. The trail is intended for all chance visitors to Pokljuka and for all regular visitor groups, school children, students and tourists. The trail is also the subject of natural science days for primary and secondary school children.

Starting point:

Penzion Jelka, Pokljuka

Length:

approx. 1km

Elevation gain:

negligible

Duration:

45 minutes (circular trail)

Lodges/Mountain huts:

Penzion Jelka, Pokljuka

Best time to visit:

Snow-free months

Points of interest:

Information boards

Trail manager:

Triglav National Park Public Institute

Mostnica gorge

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Just above the village of Stara Fužina, the Mostnica River has carved a 2-kilometre gorge, which makes for a pleasant and undemanding trip.

In a few sections, the riverbed is extremely narrow, and the pools the river has created are up to 20m deep. Make sure you do not miss the gorge's signature formation, a rock in the shape of an elephant's head!

Mostnica Gorge, Turizem Bohinj

The path runs trough the dark basins created by the river to the idyllic, sun-drenched Voje Valley, with its beuatiful meadows and holiday homes. The valley ends with the Mostnica Waterfall (or Voje Waterfall).

Lodges/Mountain huts:

Voje hut

Best time to visit:

Snow-free months

Points of interest:

Devil’s bridge, Mostnica gorge, Voje pasture, Mostnica waterfall

Trail manager:

Turizem Bohinj 

Starting point:

Stara Fužina

Length:

5,5 km (one way)

Elevation gain:

250 m

Duration:

2 hours (one way)

Tolmin gorges

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 The river's wild canyon has always attracted visitors. According to a legend, it was also visited by famous writer Dante Alighieri, who was so impressed by the mysterious gorge that he wrote the Inferno (Hell) of The Divine Comedy with the Tolminka River in mind.

Located at 180m above sea level, the troughs of the Tolminka River, or the Tolmin Gorges, are the lowest-lying point of the Triglav National Park and one of the most important natural sights of the Municipality of Tolmin.

The path through the canyon was first arranged by the Tolmin Tourist Association in the period 1953-58, whereas later the maintenance of the trail was taken over by the owner of the bar located at the entrance to the gorge, and since 2006 the trail has been managed by the Sotočje Tourist Board. In 2006 the path was reconstructed, repaired in several sections and equipped with several information boards and posts.

The Tolmin Gorges at the entrance to the Triglav National Park can be accessed by road from Zatolmin towards the village of Čadrg. The trail through the canyon is not long and although it is protected, caution is required in certain sections. The entrance fee charged is collected by the Sotočje Tourist Board and intended for the maintenance of the trail. The visit to the Tolminka troughs, with stops at information boards and a detour to the Zadlag or Dante's Cave (Zadlaška jama) takes just under two hours.

Tolmin Gorges

Starting point:

Zatolmin (entrance point at the end of the village)

Length:

4 km

Elevation gain:

< 100 m

Duration:

90 minutes (circular trail)

Lodges/Mountain huts:

Bar near Tolmin gorge

Best time to visit:

Snow-free months (March – October)

Points of interest:

Tolmin and zadlaščica gorges, the lowest-lying point of the Triglav National Park, Dante’s cave, Devil’s bridge

Trail manager:

Sotočje Tourist Board

Planica Tamar 

Planica is a long, typical glacier-shaped valley in the northern part of the Slovenian Julian Alps. Near Rateče it branches off from the Upper Sava Valley. To the west it is limited by the Ponce ridge and to the east Mala Mojstrovka, Velika Mojstrovka and Cipernik rise above it. The upper part of Planica continues in Tamar and Zelje, one of the most beautiful valley heads in the Julian Alps, the end of which is dominated by impressive Mt. Jalovec.

The characteristics of this landscape are presented along the trail through the valley.

Planica, trail along the valley, Municipality of Kranjska Gora

Lodges/Mountain huts:

Hut Tamar

Best time to visit:

All year

Points of interest:

Views on the mountains, glacial U-shape valley, Nadiža waterfall, history of Tamar hut, the chapel

Trail manager:

Tourist assosciation rateče-Planica, Kranjska Gora LTB

Starting point:

Planica Nordic Centre

Length:

4 km

Elevation gain:

150 m

Duration:

1 hour (one way)

Radovna cycling trail 

The Radovna Cycle Route is first cycle route within the Triglav National Park. The concept of the trail was prepared by the Elementary School Gorje Youth Tourist Club, whose members presented the natural and cultural attractions of the valley in their project 'Wheels turn backward – wheels turn forward', and linked these points of interest into a cycle route.

At Zgornja Radovna, the Radovna Cycle Route joins the existing Culture Trail. The route has been designed to inform visitors of the attractions of the valley and to encourage them to experience nature in a focused, active way. The route is for all who like cycling, for all who love the nature and cultural landscape and for all who wish to experience this part of the Triglav National Park up close.

The cycleway runs along the Radovna Valley, from Krnica near Zgornje Gorje to the Pocar Homestead at Zgornja Radovna, which has been turned into a museum. In most part, the route follows the gravel road through the valley, and the only slightly difficult ascent just before the end of the cycleway can be avoided by taking a short detour. Along the route over 10 information boards have been placed providing visitors with descriptions of the valley and its points of interest. Clear signposts lead a cyclist from one interesting feature to another. Visitors and cyclists can return the same way or choose another route.

Radovna cycling trail

Starting point:

Krnica / Mojstrana

Length:

16 km (one way)

Elevation gain:

200 m

Duration:

2.5 – 3.5 hours (depending on the stops)

Lodges/Mountain huts:

Restaurant Psnak in Zgornja Radovna

Best time to visit:

Snow-free months

Points of interest:

Gogala linden tree, Napoleon’s stone, Pocar homestead 

IMPORTANT!

Your safety is your responsibility; therefore, make sure your activities in the Park are adapted to your current capabilities, skills and conditions.

Safely to the mountains

  • WEATHER

    Weather in the mountains is very changeable. Bring a change of cloaths, and dress in layers.
  • HEALTH

    Health - When venturing on a tour, make sure it is suitable to your physical and mental fitness. Also, carry an adequate supply of liquid as the possibility of dehydration is high in the hot summer months.
  • PATHS

    Paths - Gravel increases the possibility of slipping, in particular in exposed places and in wet conditions. Demanding secured routes require the use of self-belaying kits, harnesses and helmets, as well as suitable climbing footwear.
  • EQUIPMENT

    Equipment - Only use mountaineering equipment; the equipment should be checked, maintained and properly stored when not in use. Wear good quality high mountaineering boots with sturdy soles.
  • INFORMATION

    Information - Before setting off, obtain the relevant information on the conditions of paths and trails, available mountain huts and bivouacs, and the weather.
  • In case of an accident call 112.