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JULIANA TRAIL: stage 14 Bovec - Log pod Mangartom

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  • Kluže Fortress, Bovec
    Kluže Fortress, Bovec
    Photo: Jure Batagelj, arhiv Fundacije Poti miru v Posočju
m 700 600 500 400 10 8 6 4 2 km Kluže & Fort Herman STAMP - Možnica, 533 m The Nemčlja gorge Church of St. Leonard The Koritnica Gorge Trg v Bovcu TIC Bovec
This is a picturesque trail stage that runs past the remains of WWI to Log pod Mangartom, one of the most beautiful villages of the Juliana Hiking Trail.
Distance 11 km
4:00 h
334 m
150 m
660 m
448 m

From Bovec, we walk along the historic route past Ravelnik, the positions of the Austrian army in WWI, which are currently presented in an outdoor museum, and to the mighty Kluže Fortress, built above the 60-metres deep gorge of the Koritnica River. We continue along the right bank to the gorge and waterfalls of Nemčlja brook, past the lower part of the Možnica Valley and back to the main road that leads to Log.

Log pod Mangartom is a beautiful village nested below the peaks of Jerebica, Mangart, Jalovec and Loške stene. In the middle of the village, there is an entry to a tunnel, that ran to the mine on the Italian side, which was the source of income for many people in the past. The mine is closed now.

Author’s recommendation

Log pod Mangartom is also known as the valley of waterfalls. Since the stage is short, we can enjoy in visiting other sights – Fratarica, a nearby and easily accessible gorge, full of beautiful waterfalls and river pools. It is located opposite the village, i.e. on the other side of the Koritnica River.
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Update: February 24, 2023
Highest point
660 m
Lowest point
448 m
Best time of year

Track types

Forested/wild trail 1.72%Road 0.02%Unknown 98.24%
Forested/wild trail
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10.8 km
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Rest stops

Trg v Bovcu
STAMP - Možnica, 533 m

Safety information

The ascent along the path above the gorge of Nemčlja towards Možnica (approx. 30 minutes) is partially exposed and insufficiently secured; in wet and icy conditions, special caution is necessary.

In winter (December to March), the trail below Rombon is exposed to landslides and impassable.

Tips and hints

Hint by Triglav National Park: The Koritnica Gorge 

The Koritnica is a vibrant alpine river that, together with its tributaries, collects water from four valleys: Loška Koritnica, Predelica, Možnica and Bavšica. The high relative altitude difference between the mountain peaks and the valley floor increases the erosive power of the water after heavy rains. In the area of the Kluže Fortress, water has been carving, since prehistoric times, the deepest river gorge in Slovenia, which reaches a depth of more than 70m. On the stretch of the Juliana Trail between Log pod Mangrtom and Bovec, hikers will enjoy spectacular views of the ‘strait’ at Kluže.

The ancient, strategically important Kluže passage would never come to existence had it not been for the stubborn and persistent Koritnica River, which has been chiselling, abrading and taking away millennia-old bedrock of the Julian Alps. In Triglav National Park, the Kortinica is not used for recreation activities, and in the Kluže area, it is protected as a natural monument. This majestic work of nature is best observed from the river shore. Be respectful and act as an attentive and careful visitor who leaves nothing but his footprints behind. Downstream from Kluže, the Koritnica attracts small rafts, kayaks and canoes, as well as catch & release fishermen.


The centre of Bovec. (461 m)
46.338078, 13.552884
46°20'17.1"N 13°33'10.4"E
33T 388631 5132629


Log pod Mangartom

Turn-by-turn directions

From Bovec we walk along the historic path past the picturesque Kluže Fortress through the Možnica Valley to Log.

Then we continue through Mala vas and further across the meadows below Rombon. Across the main road we descend to the Koritnica River and continue to the Kluže Fortress. There is a path opposite the fortress which runs to the upper Fort Hermann fortress through the entry tunnel. There is a path on the other side of the lighted tunnel, descending left downhill towards Koritnica River. We continue to the gorge of Nemčlja gorge. We continue above the gorge upwards to the bridge that takes us to the other side and further on to the forest road to Možnica Valley. We return along this road to the main road and along the unpaved road back to Log.


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Public transport



Ljubljana – Kranjska Gora – Vršič – Bovec

Nova Gorica – Tolmin – Kobarid – Bovec

Getting there

Regional road:

Kranjska Gora – Vršič – Bovec

Kranjska Gora – Tarvisio (Italy) – Predel – Log pod Mangartom – Bovec

Tolmin – Kobarid – Bovec – Log pod Mangartom


Car parks in Bovec.

Car park before Log pod Mangartom near the Koritnica River.


46.338078, 13.552884
46°20'17.1"N 13°33'10.4"E
33T 388631 5132629
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Questions and answers

Question from Steffen Simon  · January 06, 2023 · Community
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Answered by Anziano Apatras · February 06, 2023 · Community
Nomago bus company runs north than Bovec only in July and August. You'll have to reserve a taxi at They operate in Bovec.
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Question from Mansur ginory tabraue · August 05, 2022 · Community
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Answered by Matic Pavliha · August 05, 2022 · Turizem Bohinj
Any hiking on longer trails is not recommended to do with an infant. Best regards! ESP: no se recomiendan las caminatas por senderos más largos con un bebé, saludos!
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Teddy Dee
July 03, 2022 · Community
This section was real amazing. It had a little big of everything I was looking for and more. Mostly trail walking except when you come into town. The trail ends at the mine entrance which you cant go in but there is a nice history of the area there. You should continue onward to see the rest of town and have a lunch at the Hotel Alp. Beyond the hotel is a dirt parking lot with easy access to the creek for cooling off.
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David Ivanusa
June 30, 2022 · Community
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Martin Reinecke
June 13, 2022 · Community
One of the most beautiful stages. Stunning views with all the waterfalls and gorges. I recommend staying at Kronotop Hostel in Log pod Mangartom! Nice place run by nice people!
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11 km
4:00 h
334 m
150 m
Highest point
660 m
Lowest point
448 m
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