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Mt. Stol (1,673 m) from Kobarid

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  • View of Kobarid from Veliki rob
    View of Kobarid from Veliki rob
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
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Mt. Stol is the highest Slovenian summit in the longest ridge of the Julian Alps. It is recognizable from afar due to the transmitter which is standing on its top. It is a wonderful sighteeing hill which offers views from the Adriatic Sea to the central Julian Alps. This tour will take you to the top of Mt. Stol along a long sightseeing trail from the town of Kobarid.

difficult
Distance 24.8 km
9:30 h
1,507 m
1,507 m
1,673 m
238 m

The tour to Mt. Stol starts in Kobarid and will first take you to the Veliki rob sightseeing point. From there, you will continue along a mule track to a sightseeing ridge which you will follow all the way to the top of Mt. Stol. During your ascent along the ridge, you will be able to enjoy in views of the Soča Valley and the valley of the Nadiža River and admire the rich flora and fauna of this area. You should take a moment on the top and enjoy in views of the valleys deep below and of the near and distant mountains. Return along the same way you came from, however, avoid the Veliki rob seightseeing point in the last section.

Author’s recommendation

It is the best to take this tour when the weather conditions allow wonderful views.

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Andreja Križnič
Update: August 30, 2022
Difficulty
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Landscape
Highest point
1,673 m
Lowest point
238 m
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Safety information

The tour is long and mostly routed along unvegetated terrain, which is why you need good sun protection and sufficient supplies of food and water. There is no restaurant or water source along the trail or on the top. Grassy sections require caution due to potential venomous snakes.

 

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

Tips and hints

On the mountain pass beneath the top of Mt. Stol, you can find the Božca Mountain pasture where farmers produce and sell delicious dairy products during the summer. 

In the town of Kobaridu and its vicinity, you can visit numerous historical, cultural and natural sights along the Kobarid historical trail.

Start

Kobarid (240 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.248153, 13.577727
DMS
46°14'53.4"N 13°34'39.8"E
UTM
33T 390363 5122602
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Destination

Mt. Stol (1,673 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts in the centre of Kobarid and leads in the direction of the Ossuary with the Church of St. Anthony. You will initially walk along the paved road in the direction of the ossuary and when you will reach the first hairpin bend, you will have to turn uphill slightly to the left onto a trail. The turn is not marked, however, the footpath is later marked with red markings on the floor. Continue along the trail in the direction of the Veliki rob sightseeing point which is protected and offers splendid views of Kobarid and its vicinity. Descend from Veliki rob until you reach a junction. The trail to the left leads to Kobarid, however, you should turn uphill to the right along a marked trail in the direction of Mt. Stol. You will first ascend through the forest and then cross the pasture and continue all the way to the ridge of Mt. Stol where the forest ends and wonderful views open. Here, you will be able to see your destination in the distance. Continue along the ridge past the hunting lodge on Mt. Starijski vrh and the Hlek bivouac in the direction of Mt. Stol. You should return along the same way you came from, however, when you reach Veliki rob, continue towards Kobarid instead of towards Veliki rob.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach Kobarid by bus from various directions.

Getting there

You can reach Kobarid from Tolmin or Bovec.

Parking

There are several arranged parking lots in Kobarid. Parking lot next to the post office is the closest to the starting point.

Coordinates

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46.248153, 13.577727
DMS
46°14'53.4"N 13°34'39.8"E
UTM
33T 390363 5122602
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Equipment

Appropriate hiking footwear and clothing. Optional trekking poles. Sun protection.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.8 km
Duration
9:30 h
Ascent
1,507 m
Descent
1,507 m
Highest point
1,673 m
Lowest point
238 m
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