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Via Alpina Slovenia: Purple Trail: Stage 9 (Storžič-Zg.Jezersko)

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moderate
Distance 16.8 km
6:06 h
864 m
1,108 m
1,672 m
747 m

From the hut at Storžič the trail follows the forest path, first ascending on to Javornik pass, before heading towards the rocky mass of Stegovnik. It is the most dominant summit in the ridge which runs from Pečovnik, in the main ridge of Karavanke, towards the south until it ends on Javornik saddle.

There are few ascends and descends on the way, but in general the path leads downwards, descending towards Zg. Jezersko. On the last part, the trail follows the road.

Jezersko is a picturesque valley, surrounded from the east by high summits of sixty million years old Kamnik-Savinja Alps and from the west by more than three hundred million years old coral reef, and represents sorts of the green pearl of Europe, so rich and diverse in its nature and its culture. It is a perfect place to rest a bit, near the smal lake with stunning panorama in front of you.

 

Author’s recommendation

In Jezersko, do try the local cheese and sit down at Planšar lake, soaking up the stunning mountain view.
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Author
Peter Lenarcic 
Update: September 08, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,672 m
Lowest point
747 m
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Track types

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Rest stops

Šenk's homestead

Safety information

No special safety requirements

Tips and hints

Jezersko has many events during the year, follow them here http://www.jezersko.info/en/

Start

Hut under Strožič (1,132 m)
Coordinates:
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46.358445, 14.390889
DMS
46°21'30.4"N 14°23'27.2"E
UTM
33T 453140 5134054
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Destination

Zgornje Jezersko

Turn-by-turn directions

From Dom pod Storžičem, go north along the marked path. The slightly inclined path leads to steep meadows known as Srpiči. From here, climb up the steep dirt track that runs from the valley. Higher up, the dirt track gives way to a footpath, which climbs up the steep slope to the Javornik pass (1,465 m). 30 minutes. From the pass, the route turns slightly downwards in a northeast direction. When it levels out, there will be a dirt track that slowly descends through a forest and across small clearings, and leads you to Planina Javornik, which once had a well-kept ski lodge. The elevation overlooking you on the right is Veliki Javornik (1,715 m). 30 minutes. Continue walking east along the road. When you reach a road junction, turn right. Very soon, the road enters into a series of turns and ends not very far ahead. Turn off the footpath here and go into the forest. You will go through a series of ascents and descents but you must hold your original direction towards Stegovnik, whose rocky face is clearly visible along the way. The path will bring you to a pass lying on the southern face of Stegovnik. 45 minutes. Follow the path to the steep rock face which has three openings - natural arches. Two of the arches will lead you onto the other side of the rock face, where you will have to make a short descent down a gravelly and overgrown gully. Climb up the gully to the small pass then turn left to the southern peak of Stegovnik. From here, walk along the airy but gently inclined ridge to the main peak (1,692 m). 45 minutes. Continue walking along the ridge right up to its edge a few minutes away. Descend from the ridge in a northeast direction until you reach the abandoned and overgrown Fevča meadow (1,486 m). From there, turn right to face the west. The steep path through the forest leads to the Močnik pass, where one path branches off towards Spodnje Jezersko. 45 minutes. The route continues on the right side and passes through Dol, which lies next to a stream, and left past Rezman. Select the path to the left. This path leads through the forest to the Močnik pass and down the other side in the same direction. You will cross a few glades in the forest and eventually emerge at the Rezman farmstead. From here, take the macadam road into the valley. Lower down, a path branches off the road and runs through the valley to the Kanonir inn. The Via Alpina route goes ahead along the road. As you approach the Kokra river valley, follow the marked path that branches off and runs through a forest into the valley. It will lead you to the bridge at the confluence of the Kokra and Jezernica rivers. You will have reached the settlement of Spodnje Jezersko (770 m). 1h. The goal is now close by. Follow the main road up the Jezernica stream valley. When you reach a steep barrier and the road enters into a series of hairpin bends, take a shortcut along the path across the bends, then follow the road on the other side into the centre of the settlement of Zgornje Jezersko. 25 minutes. The entire stage takes 4h 35 minutes.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Jezersko has regular public bus connection with Kranj.

Getting there

Arriving to Jezersko is possible by car or by bus, from direction of Kranj.

Parking

Free parking is available at Jezersko

Coordinates

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46.358445, 14.390889
DMS
46°21'30.4"N 14°23'27.2"E
UTM
33T 453140 5134054
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Slovenska planinska pot ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-11-x)

Karavanke ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-04-7)

Vodnik po planinskih postojankah v Sloveniji ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-10-1)

Die stillen Pfade der Via Alpina, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4857-7)

Author’s map recommendations

 Karavanke ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 50 000)

Storžič in Košuta ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 25 000)

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Equipment

Normal hiking equipment.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
6:06 h
Ascent
864 m
Descent
1,108 m
Highest point
1,672 m
Lowest point
747 m
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