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Mt. Rodica (1,958 m) – a prominent summit above the Baška grapa Valley

Mountain Hike · Julian Alps
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  • Through a nice beech forest
    Through a nice beech forest
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Mt. Rodica with its distinctive pyramid shape is noticeable from almost everywhere. It is deservedly called The “Queen” Rodica. The tour starts in a wonderful Rutarski gozd Forest and ends on a sightseeing ridge.
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
3:55 h
849 m
849 m
1,930 m
1,142 m
Mt. Rodica offers splendid views on the border between the Primorska Region and the Bohinj Valley. It is one of the most popular summits and heavily visited in all seasons. It is also one of the transit stages of the Slovenian Hiking Trail. You can climb it from the starting point above the village of Rut which is one of the nicest villages above the Baška grapa Valley. More than a half of the tour is routed along a wonderfully preserved mule trail leading through a nice beech forest. When you leave the forest and come to a dwarf pine covered terrain, you can enjoy in wonderful views of the valley. During the summer, this area is a genuine florist shop with numerous species of mountain flowers with predominance of edelweiss flowers. When you arrive to a wide mountain pass, you will see the trails from the west and the north merging together. Continue along the ridge to the east until you reach the sightseeing summit. If you have enough time, you can continue along the ridge towards Mt. Črna prst (towards west) or in the opposite direction towards Mt. Vogel and the Razor Mountain pasture. Whichever trail you take, you will arrive to a staffed mountain hut with accommodations.

Author’s recommendation

It is impossible to reach the starting point with a low chassis vehicle. Parking is available along the road and at the end of the paved road approximately one kilometre from the village of Rut.
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Author
Ksenija Vogrinc
Update: August 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,930 m
Lowest point
1,142 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 28.29%Path 71.70%
Forested/wild trail
2.4 km
Path
6.1 km
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Safety information

The entire tour with ascents and descents is safe.

This is an easy hiking trail. Use of hiking trails is at your own risk!

Tips and hints

It is quite lovely to continue the tour in the direction of Mt. Črna prst or to the opposite side towards Mt. Vogel.

Start

Rutarski gozd Forest above Rut (1,141 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.217601, 13.881372
DMS
46°13'03.4"N 13°52'52.9"E
UTM
33T 413722 5118833
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Destination

Mt. Rodica (1,958 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

From the parking lot in the Rutarski gozd Forest, continue along the gravel road with occasional steep sections. The road slowly deteriorates and turns into a predominantly rocky cart track. When you pass the hunting lodge, you soon arrive to a junction where you have to continue along the marked trail to the right towards Mt. Rodica (the trail straight ahead leads towards the Razor Mountain pasture). The trail continues along a well-preserved mule trail through a nice beech forest and later through dwarf pines. The somewhat steep and increasingly sightseeing trail will take you across a few ravines. In front of you, you will notice a lonely peak called Jehelc. When you approach it, the trail turns uphill to the right towards your destination. Ascend along the ridge to a junction with the trail from the Bohinj Valley. Turn uphill to the right onto a ridge which will take you to the sightseeing summit after approximately 30 minutes. Return along the same trail.

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Public transport

There is no public transportation available to the starting point.

Getting there

You can drive to the village of Koritnica, where the road starts ascending to the starting point above the village of Rut, from the town of Podbrdo or Most na Soči.

Parking

Small parking lot along the road approximately 5 km from Rut.

Coordinates

DD
46.217601, 13.881372
DMS
46°13'03.4"N 13°52'52.9"E
UTM
33T 413722 5118833
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Equipment

Hiking footwear with well-profiled soles, windbreaker (it is often windy on the ridge), sun protection, sufficient supply of water.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:55 h
Ascent
849 m
Descent
849 m
Highest point
1,930 m
Lowest point
1,142 m
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