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Curk Waterfall – a 70-metre waterfall above the village of Drežniške Ravne

Hiking trail · Julian Alps
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  • In front of the village of Drežnica
    / In front of the village of Drežnica
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Well-marked trail on the first pasture
    / Well-marked trail on the first pasture
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Trail across the meadow
    / Trail across the meadow
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Mt. Krn above the trail towards the waterfall
    / Mt. Krn above the trail towards the waterfall
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Well-secured trail
    / Well-secured trail
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Up the stairs
    / Up the stairs
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Wonderful 70-metre waterfall
    / Wonderful 70-metre waterfall
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Waterfall spraying water over the steep wall
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Pool under the waterfall
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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This waterfall is falling across precipitous red walls. It can be reached along an attractive trail which offers splendid views. This waterfall is the first of six waterfalls of the Kozjak Stream which springs beneath the foothills of the Krn Mountain range.
moderate
5 km
1:54 h
344 m
344 m
At the Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne you can notice the massive back of the Krn Mountain range underneath which the Kozjak Stream springs. This stream created six marvellous waterfalls along its way.

At the end of the parking lot you can notice signs for Mt. Krasji vrh, Vrata Mountain pass and the Zapleč Mountain pasture. Follow the signs for the Vrata Mountain pass and the Zapleč Mountain pasture which direct you uphill to the right towards the edge of the forest. When you leave the forest, the slope intensifies as the trail winds to the first pasture where it levels up at the trough where you can replenish your water supplies. There is a wide cart track routed above the trough. It will take you to the right above the pasture to a beautiful meadow which offers wonderful views of the valley. Enter the forest again and follow the well-worn trail which is at certain exposed sections secured with a wire rope, It leads into the ravine of the Kozjak Stream and to the first of six waterfalls – the 70-metre Curk Waterfall. Just beneath the pool into which the waterfall drops you can find the register box and a bench where you can admire the wonderful waterfall dropping across the precipitous red wall.

Return along the same trail.

Author’s recommendation

After you have visited the waterfall, continue along the trail to the Zapleč Mountain pasture and follow the access road back to the starting point. In such manner you can take a circular trail.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Ksenija Vogrinc
Updated: June 28, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1095 m
Lowest point
751 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The trail is at certain sections secured with a wire rope. Nevertheless, we recommend this trail to hikers who do not suffer from vertigo.

Equipment

Hiking footwear and trekking poles for those who are used to walking with them.

Tips, hints and links

We recommend better prepared hikers to continue along the trail to the mountain pastures beneath Mt. Krasji vrh and to visit the Zaprikraj Outdoor museum.

Start

Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne (751 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.273030, 13.614967
UTM
33T 393282 5125315

Destination

Curk Waterfall above the village of Drežniške Ravne

Turn-by-turn directions

At the Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne start following the signs for the Vrata Mountain pass and the Zapleč Mountain pasture. The trail leads through the forest to a clearing where you notice a sign for the pasture and the Curk Waterfall. Follow the signs pointing uphill to the left to a somewhat steeper slope. When you arrive to the pasture, continue to the cart track where you can notice a sign pointing to the right towards the waterfall. Climb over the field gate and cross the meadow. At the junction next to the bench, start following the signs directing you somewhat lower. The trail will take you to the forest. Follow the secured trail to the edge of the ravine where you can already notice the waterfall.

Public transport

There is no public transportation available, except for the months from June to September when you can take the Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus to the village of Drežniške Ravne.

Getting there

Follow the regional road Kobarid – Drežnica to the village of Drežniške Ravne. At the intersection, start following the signs for the Zapleč Mountain pasture.

Parking

Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
5 km
Duration
1:54 h
Ascent
344 m
Descent
344 m
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