Rudnica got its name after ore that was mined there in the past (Ruda - ore). The ore was transported to the valley by cableway from the edge of the clearing where the trail runs. It was used to manufacture iron and aluminium. Excavations made by miners on the hill can still be seen along the trail. Most bauxite was excavated during WWI.
Rudnica is famous for rich flora. The Bohinj iris, the symbol of the International Wild Flower Festival that takes place every spring in Bohinj, is especially interesting.
The top of Rudnica is a beautiful spot for a bird's-eye view.
Don't forget to take a camera with you.
Prior to every hike, check the weather forecast and trail conditions.
If you don't have the time to walk to the top of Rudnica, you can also hike to Peč that offers a beautiful view of Lake Bohinj and the mountains rising above it.
Rest StopTriglav National Park Center
Safety informationThere can be fallen trees in some parts of the trail due damage caused by strong winds.
At the very top, where it is steep, be careful because it can be icy and slippery in the winter months.
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
Julian Alps Card: Bohinj offers free transport and other benefits.
During the International Wild Flower Festival (end of May, start of June) you can join a guided hike (with a botanist) to Rudnica, where you can get detailed information about the flora of this area.
In Stara Fužina, visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum and theTriglav National Park Centre. The Alpine Dairy Farming Museum is located in an abandoned village cheese dairy. It is also the place of the first cheese dairy with two large built cheese-making kettles and a press to form cheese loaves. You can also visit a wooden alpine herdsman's cottage which originates from the Zajamniki pasture. The TNP Bohinj Centre displays the magnificent "Lake" exhibition and also sells products with the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate.
Stop at Triglav Restaurant, Mihovec Inn or Ančka Bar. There are two shops in the village.
Getting thereDrive by car to Stara Fužina from Bled, through Soteska or over Pokljuka. You can also access the village across Jelovica and Soriška planina.
The car park at the starting point Stara Fužina 11 has a limited parking time (2 hours), therefore, use it only to visit the Peč view point (coordinates: 46.287753, 13.894128).
A larger car park is located above Stara Fužina – Stara Fužina 8 (coordinates: 46.290434, 13.886832).
In summer, you can park your car at the car park between Ribčev Laz and Stara Fužina – Stara Fužina 7 (coordinates: 46.281193, 13.887203).
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EquipmentPlease wear proper shoes and clothes and bring enough drinks, because there are no water springs or bars along the way.
Small crampons are recommended for winter conditions.