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Mt. Stenar (2,501 m)

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  • Towards the Kriški podi Plateau
    Towards the Kriški podi Plateau
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
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Mt. Stenar is the most easily accessible summit above the Kriški podi Plateau. It offers splendid views of Mt. Triglav and the surrounding summits. The trail to Mt. Stenar from the Zadnjica Valley is easy and marked, however, it is long and overcomes great altitude difference, which is why you should reserve a sufficient amount of time and take it when the weather is nice.

Distance 22.1 km
10:05 h
2,017 m
2,017 m
2,501 m
650 m

The tour to Mt. Stenar starts in the Zadnjica Valley. When you ascend above the forest, you are able to enjoy in marvellous views towards the Trenta Valley. The trail continues along the sightseeing slope to the Kriški podi Plateau from where you can admire the Spodnje Kriško jezero Lake. Return from the lake and start following the trail towards the Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih Mountain hut. Just before you reach the mountain hut, the trail turns to the right. Keep following the markings and signs for Mt. Stenar. Along the trail, you can admire mountain goats, rock goats and mountain flowers. The spacious summit awards you with views of Mt. Dolkova špica, Mt. Škrlatica, Mt. Cmir, Mt. Begunjski vrh, Mt. Triglav, Mt. Bovški Gamsovec, Mt. Planja, Mt. Razor and Mt. Križ.

Author’s recommendation

You can spend the night in the Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih Mountain hut and ascend to one of the summits above.

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Andreja Križnič
Update: August 30, 2022
Highest point
2,501 m
Lowest point
650 m
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Safety information

The tour is technically easy, however, it is long and overcomes great altitude difference. You shoukd reserve a sufficient amount of time and only take it when the weather is fine.

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

Tips and hints

Pogačnikov dom Mountain hut on the Kriški podi Plateau. 


Zadnjica Valley (659 m)
46.382485, 13.762080
46°22'56.9"N 13°45'43.5"E
33T 404807 5137290


Mt. Stenar (2501 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the parking lot and continues along the road to the junction for the Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih Mountain hut, where you have to turn to the left along the road until you reach the lower station of the freight lift rope. From there, continue along the marked mule trail towards the Kriški podi Plateau. Along the way, you will cross several ravines and an exposed ledge where a safety wire cable is installed. The forest starts becoming thinner and the trail becomes increasingly sightseeing. You will find a spring when you arrive above the tree line. Not far from the spring, you will find a section of an unmarked trail to the Spodnje Krško jezero Lake on the right. When you finish admiring the lake, return to the trail. Just in front of the Pogačnikov dom Mountain hut, turn to the right in the direction of Mt. Pihavec, Mt, Bovški Gamsovec, Mt. Stenar and the Vrata Valley. Ascend to the Dovška vrata Mountain pass and continue straight ahead towards Mt. Križ and Mt. Stenar. When you reach the next junction, turn to the right. The trail to the left leads to Mt. Križ. Follow the markings to the top of Mt. Stenar and return to the valley along the same trail you came from.


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Public transport

You can reach the village of Trenta by bus. Timetable.

Getting there

Drive from Bovec towards the Vršič Mountain pass. Soon after the ascent starts, turn to the right into the Zadnjica Valley at the 50th hairpin bend.


At the beginning of the Zadnjica Valley, just after a couple of hundreds of meters, you will notice a parking lot next to the road where you can park your vehicle. The road behind the parking lot is closed with a ramp.


46.382485, 13.762080
46°22'56.9"N 13°45'43.5"E
33T 404807 5137290
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Appropriate hiking footwear, sun protection, hat. Optional trekking poles.

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22.1 km
10:05 h
2,017 m
2,017 m
Highest point
2,501 m
Lowest point
650 m
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