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.
Distance 8.5 km
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.
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.
Update: August 12, 2022
Safety informationThe 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 hintsIt is quite lovely to continue the tour in the direction of Mt. Črna prst or to the opposite side towards Mt. Vogel.
Getting thereYou 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.
ParkingSmall parking lot along the road approximately 5 km from Rut.
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EquipmentHiking footwear with well-profiled soles, windbreaker (it is often windy on the ridge), sun protection, sufficient supply of water.
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