The grass-covered Mt. Grušnica is a wonderful sightseeing mountain and a genuine florist shop above the Kal Mountain pasture during the spring and autumn months. There is a nicely routed trail leading through the beech forest and across the soft meadows just beneath the top.
Distance 8.4 km
Highest point1,544 m
Lowest point905 m
Start in the village of Tolminske Ravne – a nice little village at the altitude of 924 m – and continue along the marked trail to the field gate. Just behind it, one trail turns towards the Razor Mountain pasture, whilst the other turns towards Mt. Tolminski Migovec and the Kal Mountain pasture. You should follow the latter.
This undemanding tour, which is friendly to average hikers, will take you through a nice beech forest to a meadow beneath the Kal Mountain pasture. The grassy trail is usually well maintained and will take you across the meadow on the left side of the Kal Mountain pasture to a sightseeing slope of Mt. Grušnica where you can enjoy in views of the entire Tolmin Basin. When the weather is clear, you can enjoy in views all the way to the Adriatic Sea. The last section of the trail is somewhat steeper.
You should return along the same trail. In front of the Kal Mountain pasture, you will come across a bench on the viewpoint where you can rest and enjoy in marvellous views towards Mt. Krn and its neighbouring mountains, summits from Mt. Vrh Škrli to Mt. Mahavšček and Mt. Bogatin, and towards the Tolminka Valley deep below.
In Tolminske Ravne, you can taste delicious cheese which is sold at the farm at the beginning of the trail.
The trail is safe. Certain sections of the trail are covered with a lot of fallen leaves during the autumn, which is why it requires caution.
This is an easy hiking trail. Use of hiking trails is at your own risk!
Tips and hints
Instead of returning to Tolminske Ravne, you can turn at the marked junction on the Kal Mountain pasture and hike along the crossing trail beneath Mt. Tolminski Migovec. This trail will take you to the Razor Mountain pasture from where you can return along a marked trail back to your starting point.
Start in the village of Tolminske Ravne and cross the meadow until you reach the field gate. Turn uphill to the left just behind the field gate and start following a comfortable mule trail and markings towards the Kal Mountain pasture. Turn to the left just in front of the mountain pasture and start following a well-worn trail which will take you to the top of Mt. Grušnica.
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There is no public transportation available to the starting point.
From Tolmin: Cross the bridge across the Tolminka River and take the third turn on the roundabout. Continue along the road through Žabče all the way to Tolminske Ravne.
From Most na Soči: Drive past the turn for Poljubinj, continue to the roundabout, take the turn for Žabče and continue to Tolminske Ravne.
Parking is available at the marked parking lot in Tolminske Ravne. If this parking lot is full, continue down the concrete road past the field gate until you reach the next parking lot.