The trail from Jereka to the view point runs along a cart track that used to connect the villages of Koprivnik and Gorjuše with the valley. Paved stone road was built in the 18th century and was used to transport iron ore and charcoal from Pokljuka to Bohinj. The channels made in stone and carved by the wheels of carts are still visible today.
The view point on the edge of the Pokljuka plateau got its name after Valentin Vodnik, who spent three years working as a priest in Koprivnik. The locals also call the view point "Gospodovec".
The view of the U-shaped Upper Bohinj Valley between Rudnica and Studor hills shows the power of the glacier that left behind many traces in Bohinj. Lake Bohinj, the largest natural permanent lake in Slovenia, glows like a pearl in the west. Rest on a bench at the top and learn about the names of the surrounding mountain peaks from the info board. The village of Koprivnik emerged on a former pasture.
Don't forget to take a camera with you. In autumn and winter, the view point offers a beautiful dreamy view of the sea of fog that is quite frequent at that time and the surrounding peaks bathe in the sun.
Prior to every hike, check the weather forecast and trail conditions.
Vodnik Days take place in Koprivnik in September every year.
You can finish your hike in Koprivnik and return to Jereka by bus.
A part of the trail runs on the local road, so caution is necessary.
The last part of the trail to the view point can be icy in winter (danger of falling).
Tips and hints
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
In summer you can ride a free Hop On Hop Off Pokljuka bus to Koprivnik.
Julian Alps:Bohinj Card offers free transport and other benefits.
Have a drink at the Pri Maretču bar.
Sights in close vicinity: Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross, windmill model in Koprivnik, Church of St Margaret in Jereka
The Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross was built at the end of the 18th century. The first priest in Koprivnik, Valentin Vodnik, held the first mass in the new church on 24 February 1793. Here, he met the owner of ironworks, Sigmund Zois, who became his mentor and inspired his interest in mountains and mineralogy.
The Church of St Margaret in Jereka abounds in wooden and gold plated Baroque items from the 17th and 18th century which are typical of the Bohinj area. The bell tower of the Church of St Margaret is also an entry shed that is paved with river stones.