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Hiking trail recommended route Stage 15

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 15 Log pod Mangartom - Tarvisio (ITALY)

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m 1200 1000 800 600 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km STEMPEL - Predel, 1165 m
This is the highest ascent on the Primorska side of Juliana – from Log pod Mangartom we make approximately 600 metres in altitude to Predil Pass and enter Italy.
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Distance 20.6 km
4:15 h
767 m
659 m
From Log pod Mangartom, we hike through the steep Predilce gorge. The trail runs mostly through the forest below Strmec village and below the main road. Only a few steps off our path we can visit two waterfalls, right above the confluence of Predilce and Mangartski potok, and the waterfalls of Predilce almost below the pass, where can also enjoy in the view of the Predil fortress. The main road can be accessed before the former border crossing on the pass, at a beautiful panoramic point with a view of Mangart, Jalovec and Loške stene. We descend to the lake which is the perfect place for a romantic walk, swimming in summer, and then we continue to Cave del Predil. There was a lead and zinc mine operating until 1991 in Cave del Predil. We can still see the remains of the machinery, large dams of excavated tailings and a museum featuring the miners from Log pod Magnartom. The majority of miners left the town after the mine was closed, and the revival of the town is now slowly in process.

Author’s recommendation

A part of the trail from Log pod Mangartom to Predil Pass is extremely steep, the path is partly secured. Caution is required.
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Marko Lenarcic 
Update: July 21, 2021
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Highest point
1,160 m
Lowest point
626 m
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Rest Stop

STAMP - Predel, 1165 m

Safety information

The Predil Pass is one of the three stages of our trail that exceed an altitude of 1000 metres, therefore, it is the most demanding pass besides the pass over Bačarsko sedlo. In winter or in snow, usually from December to April, the described stage is exposed to avalanches and is impassable.

Since the trail runs across the Mangartski potok mountain stream, it can also be impassable during heavy rainfall. The best choice in such conditions is the use of the regional road that runs more or less along the trail.

Tips and hints

Hint by Triglav National Park: Loška stena and Mangart

The mountain landscape of the Julian Alps is an open book on a geological history spanning more than 200 million years. Layer after layer the sea deposited limestone sediments, creating rock faces of the Julian Alps that rise more than a thousand metres high. The diversity and age of marine environments, in which these rocks were formed, is also manifested in numerous beautifully preserved fossil remains.

At many sites within the national park, the visitor’s eye will be caught by images from the petrified seafloor, including seashells, anemone, searching and corals. The Mangart and Loška Stena massifs are a display of impressive geological phenomena. Although mountain chains seem majestic and permanent, they are nothing but a flicker in the geological time.

Erosion always wins, regardless of the power of internal forces. Precipitation in the form of rain, snow and ice can modify the limestone surface and the underground world of the Julian Alps.

 

 

www.julijske-alpe.com

www.dolina-soce.si

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

Start

Car park outside Log pod Mangartom. (650 m)
Coordinates:
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46.404764, 13.596912
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46°24'17.2"N 13°35'48.9"E
UTM
33T 392151 5139977
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Destination

Centre of Cave del Predil.

Turn-by-turn directions

We ascend from Log to Predil along regulated paths, from Predil to Cave del Predil along the old military road, and continue along the main road to Tarvisio.

Right after the bridge across Predilca we come to a hiking trail that takes us uphill. We continue below Strmec village almost to the regional road and then descend back to the gorge, i.e. to the Predilce and Mangartski potok confluence. We can visit the Zaročenca Waterfall and continue across the steep slope to the top of the fault back to the gorge and the waterfalls of Predil. The last ascent above the waterfalls takes us back to the road and to the pass. We come to a path on the Italian side that takes us to the lake and around it. In a few minutes, we access Cave del Predil.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus:

www.nomago.si

Bovec – Log pod Mangartom

Getting there

Regional road:

Bovec – Log pod Mangartom

Kranjska Gora– Tarvisio (Italy) – Predel border crossing – Log pod Mangartom

Parking

Car park outside Log pod Mangartom.

Car parks in Cave del Predil.

Coordinates

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46.404764, 13.596912
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46°24'17.2"N 13°35'48.9"E
UTM
33T 392151 5139977
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Hiking equipment suitable for the season.

Questions and answers

Question from Monika Lienhard · July 20, 2020 · Community
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Answered by Tanja Sodja  · July 28, 2020 · Julian Alps
If you are not Slovenian or Italian citizen, then you can only cross border on the checking point in Vrtojba or Fernetiči (which are far from the Juliana Trail). In this case, we recommend to take the Alpe-Adria-Trail from Bovec to Trenta and then to Kranjska Gora. Stages 23 and 24. You can check description of stages on this link: https://alpe-adria-trail.com/en/etappen/
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Rating

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Tanja Lončarič
September 04, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 28, 2021
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Sergio Ruiz
August 28, 2021 · Community
Very steep climb at the beginning with nice views over the lake. Senseless and very dangerous hike on the road during 10 km at the end, don't do it
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difficult
Distance
20.6 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
767 m
Descent
659 m
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