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Mt. Kozlov rob, a trip to the castle

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  • Mt. Kozlov rob and Tolmin viewed from Mt. Bučenica
    / Mt. Kozlov rob and Tolmin viewed from Mt. Bučenica
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Mt. Kozlov rob viewed from Žabče
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Mt. Kozlov rob in winter
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Mt. Kozlov rob viewed from Tolmin
    Photo: Janko Humar, Janko Humar
  • / Tolmin viewed from the top of Mt. Kozlov rob
    Photo: Janko Humar, Janko Humar
  • / View of Mt. Kozlov rob from the air
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Mt. Kozlov rob - evening view from the top
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Mt. Kozlov rob viewed from Volče
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m 400 300 200 3,5 3,0 2,5 2,0 1,5 1,0 0,5 km Grad na Kozlovem robu
A trip to the castle, as the locals call the ascent to Mt. Kozlov rob, is a pleasant tour along the educational forest trail to the ruins of the one-thousand-year-old castle. A wonderful sightseeing hill with views of the town of Tolmin, the surrounding summits and the Soča Valley. 
easy
Distance 3.7 km
1:00 h
203 m
204 m
You can access the trail to the castle in several ways. The most convenient start of the trail is located at the edge of the town at a marked parking lot next to the road towards the village of Dolje. This is also the only starting point with available parking places. Access to the trail to the castle for pedestrians is also available from the Gregorčičeva ulica Street. If you start your tour at the parking lot, follow the educational forest trail which is gradually ascending along the hairpins to the top of the hill. Occasionally you will come across information boards presenting the life and work in the forest through which you walk. Approximately at the half of the trail you arrive to the sightseeing point with views over the town. Continue through the forest to the top of Mt. Kozlov rob. Climb to the terrace on top of the mighty castle wall where you are rewarded by luxurious views over the Tolmin Basin, the surrounding summits and the town itself. 

You can descend along the same trail or along the Grajska pot trail (just beneath the top you turn to the right) routed along the northern side of the hill to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

Mt. Kozlov rob is the easiest hiking tour which is available throughout the entire year and appropriate for all visitors, including families and older visitors.
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Author
Janko Humar 
Update: May 18, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
413 m
Lowest point
218 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The tour is safe and easy. The most caution is required on the castle itself, by the railings and on the edges of the old castle walls.

Start

Centre of Tolmin (218 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.186517, 13.724575
DMS
46°11'11.5"N 13°43'28.5"E
UTM
33T 401573 5115561
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Destination

Castle on the top of Mt. Kozlov rob

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the main road; directions are simple.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

It takes 5 minutes to reach the starting point from the centre of Tolmin. Bus station in Tolmin offers connections with the town of Bovec, and the cities of Nova Gorica and Ljubljana. 

Bus - Timetable.

The closest railway station (passenger trains, car-train) Most na Soči is only 7.6 km away from the town of Tolmin. All passenger train arrivals are connected with bus departures to Tolmin.

Railway - Timetable.

Getting there

See destination Tolmin.

Parking

Parking is available at several parking lots in the town of Tolmin or at the parking lot mentioned in the description.

Coordinates

DD
46.186517, 13.724575
DMS
46°11'11.5"N 13°43'28.5"E
UTM
33T 401573 5115561
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Equipment

Usual hiking equipment, water.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.7 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
203 m
Descent
204 m
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