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Mt. Porezen (1630 m), a quick and short tour from the Petrovo Brdo Mountain pass

Mountain Hike · Julian Alps
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  • Edge of the forest, view of Mt. Črna prst
    Edge of the forest, view of Mt. Črna prst
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
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Easy and panoramically rich hiking tour above the Baška grapa Valley.
easy
Distance 7.7 km
3:33 h
542 m
542 m
1,609 m
1,075 m
Mt. Porezen is one of the nicest sightseeing and easily accessible peaks of the Alpine foothills. As the central point it divides the Baška grapa Valley, Cerkno Region and the Selška Sora Valley. This access to Mt. Porezen is the fastest and the easiest. The central part of the trail is routed through pleasant forests, whilst the upper part is routed along a long sightseeing ridge all the way to the top of the mountain. Just beneath the summit, there is a mountain hut which offers accommodation during the summer months.

Author’s recommendation

During the summer months, this ascent to Mt. Porezen represents a very appropriate starting tour for families, whilst during the winter months it represents a great choice to gather first experiences with climbing to snowy peaks and always a great option for a quick morning or afternoon trip.
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Author
Janko Humar 
Update: March 24, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,609 m
Lowest point
1,075 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Track types

Dirt road 4.11%Path 95.89%
Dirt road
0.3 km
Path
7.4 km
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Safety information

You can make the ascent throughout the entire year, however, you have to be prepared and equipped in accordance with the season and weather conditions. Certain parts of the trail become slippery in wet conditions. In case of snow, you have to take into account all the rules of climbing and use all equipment required for winter climbing in mountains. 

Tips and hints

If you would like to prolong the tour, you can park your car at the Petrovo Brdo Mountain pass and follow the signs for Mt. Porezen – this option prolongs the ascend for 60 minutes.

Start

Podhočar Farm (1,083 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.196509, 13.997164
DMS
46°11'47.4"N 13°59'49.8"E
UTM
33T 422623 5116370
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Destination

Return to the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

Park your car at the small parking lot just beneath the Podhočar Farm. Above the farm, you take the trail leading across meadows into the forest. Follow the marked trail through the forest until you arrive beneath the peak called Hoč (the first peak of Mt. Porezen) where splendid views open towards Mt. Črna prst and the Bohinj-Tolmin Mountain chain. Continue to the top ridge, where you can enjoy in views to all four directions, and further along the ridge to the mountain hut and to the top of the mountain.

Return along the same trail.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can also get to the Podbrdo Railway station by train. You can start ascending immediately behind the station, however, this trail is 30 minutes longer than the described version.

Getting there

Follow the regional road connecting the Baška grapa Valley and the Selška Sora Valley (Železniki) across the Petrovo Brdo Mountain pass. You can also get to the Petrovo Brdo Mountain pass from the town of Bohinj across the Soriška Planina Mountain pass. Under the bridge, at the highest point of the mountain pass, find a turn leading along a narrow paved road which takes you to your starting point (the Podhočar Farm) after approximately three kilometres.

Parking

Small parking lot at the end of the road just beneath the farm.

Coordinates

DD
46.196509, 13.997164
DMS
46°11'47.4"N 13°59'49.8"E
UTM
33T 422623 5116370
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Tine Mihelič: Julijske Alpe, planinski vodnik.

Author’s map recommendations

Sidarta, Julijske Alpe.

 

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Equipment

Usual hiking equipment appropriate for the season and weather conditions.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
3:33 h
Ascent
542 m
Descent
542 m
Highest point
1,609 m
Lowest point
1,075 m
Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Summit route

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