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Ribnica Waterfalls

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  • The second waterfall
    / The second waterfall
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Ribnica
    Photo: CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / St. Martin church in Srednja vas
    Photo: Matevž Lenarčič, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Bench at Ribnica
    Photo: Lucija Rozman, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / The first waterfall
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / part of the path above Ribnica
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
m 700 650 600 1,6 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Slapova Ribnice Cerkev svetega Martina v Srednji vasi
The Ribnica stream carved a magnificent gorge with many waterfalls above Srednja vas. The gorge is so well hidden that many people do not even know about it.
easy
Distance 1.7 km
0:45 h
140 m
32 m
706 m
596 m

The trail is perfect for a short walk. It is geologically very interesting, because it reveals the geological Jura period - the period of dinosaurs. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy on this walk, because the shadows and the cold breeze from the stream will be the best venue to take a relaxing rest. Before WWII, wood was rafted on the Ribnica stream.

Ribnica springs below the famous pasture of Konjščica and in its lower part, it hides in the impassable gorge with small waterfalls. In its lower section, it features two beautiful ten to fifteen metres high waterfalls. There are many springs along the way. One is used to supply water to the village people of Srednja vas. Srednja vas used to be the administrative centre of Bohinj. Due to dense population, the fire of 1949 ruined almost the entire village. Špan and Preželj granaries from the 17th century, the Church of St Martin decorated by the paintings of baroque painter Franc Jelovšek, are the most interesting sights in Srednja vas.

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Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
706 m
Lowest point
596 m
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Safety information

In some sections, the trail runs along the slope above the spring, therefore, be very careful. After heavy rainfall the path can be slippery and partially impassable. Falling rocks are also dangerous.

Tips and hints

Information:

Turizem Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 57 47 590

TIC Bohinj, Ribčev Laz, tel.: +386 4 574 60 10

TIC Bohinj, Bohinjska Bistrica, tel.: +386 4 574 76 00

TIC Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 572 33 26

TNP Bohinj Centre, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 1 200 97 60

The Julian Alps: Bohinj Card offers free transport and other benefits.

Freshen up at Pri Hrvatu Inn, where you can also enjoy culinary delicacies awarded with the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate. Two shops and Bohinj cheese dairy are in the village.

Start

Linden tree in Srednja vas (bus stop) (596 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.297010, 13.925465
DMS
46°17'49.2"N 13°55'31.7"E
UTM
33T 417242 5127609
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Destination

Linden tree in Srednja vas (bus stop)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the bus station in Srednja vas and walk to the west. In a sharp turn of the main road, turn right past the Pri Hrvatu Inn. Follow the Ribnica stream and turn to the left path at the last houses, which runs along the Ribnica Brook (Na Šeh pasture is on the left side). Torrent barriers at the end of the village were built to stop the raw power of water of Ribnica and its left influx Ptonc. After 20 minutes of walking you will reach the first waterfall which is 10 metres high. Continue walking and in 5 minutes reach the second, 15-metre waterfall. The trail ends at the second waterfall. Return to the starting point along the same road.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can take the bus to Srednja vas. More information is available on the website promet.bohinj.si.

Getting there

Drive by car to Srednja vas from Bled, through Soteska or over Pokljuka. You can also access the village across Jelovica and Soriška planina.

Parking

The Srednja vas 14 car park (Senožeta) is available at the starting point (coordinates: 46.291045, 13.929863).

Coordinates

DD
46.297010, 13.925465
DMS
46°17'49.2"N 13°55'31.7"E
UTM
33T 417242 5127609
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///finally.waxers.hoedown
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.7 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
140 m
Descent
32 m
Highest point
706 m
Lowest point
596 m
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