Julian Alps Hikes

Hiking in Slovenia’s Julian Alps is an under-appreciated gem of the Alps. We love the culture, beauty and variety of Slovenia, and these walks rank with great walks throughout the alps.

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THE TOP 10 HIKING TRAILS IN THE JULIAN ALPS

The best of the Julian Alps hiking is below. These walks in Triglav National Park has it all: from short, scenic hikes, to long all-day trails that take you into the heart of the Julian Alps. The variety of landscapes, and the breath-taking views of Slovenia’s unspoiled natural environment, will win you over. Don’t forget to take a break in one of the numerous mountain huts, and try some delicious local dishes.

#1. Slemenova Špica (5km, 350m, 2-3h): The hike to Slemenova Špica is incredible. Starting from Slovenia´s highest mountain road pass – Vršič – to Slemenova Špica is one of the classic short trails. With quite a small amount of effort, you can feel the presence of high walls and incredible views. The view just before you reach the top of this grassy peak is one of the most photographed shots in Slovenia.

#2. The path of the Pagan Girl (2.5km, 77m, 1-1.5h): The Path of the Pagan Girl is a short trail around the Vršič pass area is all about the story of the pagan girl. She was a fate deity, cursed by her sisters and forever turned to stone. Follow the path, surrounded by high mountain peaks, and look upon her face. Maybe she will foretell your future.

#3. Debela Peč (11km, 722m, 4.5-5.5h): The Debela Peč hike will take you to one of the most panoramic peaks in the Julian Alps. Mount Debela Peč lies on the northern edge of Pokljuka plateau. With steep walls on the northern side – above Krma valley – and moderately grassy slopes on the southern side – above the forest of Pokljuka – this walk is diverse and beautiful.

#4. Mount Tosc (13.6km, 1,048m, 6-7.5h): The Mount Tosc walk will take you from Pokljuka’s vast forests to the top of this prominent mountain. Mount Tosc has a steep and airy north face and, on its other side, it has gentle grassy slopes. This awesome trek also has the best view of Mount Triglav’s southern slopes.

#5. Vogel and Rodica (15.2km, 621m, 5.5-7h): Taking a hike near Vogel Ski resort is really a must see when hiking around Slovenia´s top natural sites. It offers numerous opportunities for activities, recreation, and experiences in the mountains. This hike to Mount Rodica in the “Kingdom of Zlatorog” is the cherry on top.

#6. Kredarica (16km, 1,563m, 7-11h): The hike to Kredarica is a long, but not technically challenging trip. This hike will take you to Slovenia´s highest mountain hut (2,515m). You can almost reach out and touch the peak of Mount Triglav. Starting out in the Krma valley’s meadows, this trail will eventually lead you high above tree line.

#7. The battlefield of mount Krn (22.8km, 1,579m, 9-11h): The hike to Mount Krn (2,244m) is filled with memories and artifacts of WWI battles, but this hike also features some of the most beautiful scenery in the Julian Alps. You’ll come across peaceful valleys with glittering lakes, soft meadows and breathtaking views all around. This is a big day, but very rewarding.

#8. The Valley of the Seven Lakes (25.7km, 1,190m, 9-11h): Walking in the Valley of the Seven Lakes is probably the most popular area in the Julian Alps. This is the crème de la crème. This hike offers you everything: picturesque pastures, hilly landscapes, sharp rock ridges, distant panoramic views, shiny lakes, and mountain huts.  But, it comes at a price: a full day of hiking! This is a big day out, but very rewarding.

#9. Komna and Lanževica (24.1km, 1,381m, 9-11h): The hike to Komna and Lanzevica is a wonderful day out. As you hike around the area surrounding the Komna plateau, you might think that Mount Lanževica is not really stealing much attention. But, this domed peak is for sure one of the most panoramic points in the Julian Alps. Expect a pleasant, but long, hike with the constant smell of pines.

#10. Bohinj Pastures Route (17.5km, 807m, 5-7h): The Bohinj Pastures Route is long but pleasant walk that will take you to six traditional cheese production farms and dairy pastures. Some of them are still active, offering delicious, homemade dairy products: not to bad for a mid-hike snack.

01. SLEMENOVA ŠPICA

01. SLEMENOVA ŠPICA

  • Difficulty
  • 5km
  • 350m
  • 2-3h

02. THE PATH OF THE PAGAN GIRL

02. THE PATH OF THE PAGAN GIRL

  • Difficulty
  • 2.5km
  • 77m
  • 1-1.5h

03. DEBELA PEČ

03. DEBELA PEČ

  • Difficulty
  • 11km
  • 722m
  • 4.5-5.5h

04. MOUNT TOŠC

04. MOUNT TOŠC

  • Difficulty
  • 13.6km
  • 1,048m
  • 6-7.5h

05. VOGEL AND RODICA

05. VOGEL AND RODICA

  • Difficulty
  • 15.2km
  • 621m
  • 5.5-7h

06. KREDARICA

06. KREDARICA

  • Difficulty
  • 16km
  • 1,563m
  • 7-11h

07. THE BATTLEFIELD OF MOUNT KRN

07. THE BATTLEFIELD OF MOUNT KRN

  • Difficulty
  • 22.8km
  • 1,579m
  • 9-11h

08. THE VALLEY OF THE SEVEN LAKES

08. THE VALLEY OF THE SEVEN LAKES

  • Difficulty
  • 25.7km
  • 1,190m
  • 9-11h

09. KOMNA AND LANŽEVICA

09. KOMNA AND LANŽEVICA

  • Difficulty
  • 24.1km
  • 1,381m
  • 9-11h

10. BOHINJ PASTURES ROUTE

10. BOHINJ PASTURES ROUTE

  • Difficulty
  • 17.5km
  • 807m
  • 5-7h

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees

– Henry David Thoreau