When you leave the grassy terrain and arrive to the rocky section just beneath the Vrata Mountain pass, you arrive to a junction. The cart trail to the right leads to Mt. Krn, however, you should continue to the left to a distinctive ridge of Mt. Lopatnik. The numerous remnants of World War I represent silent reminders of how senseless were the events that took place along the entire ridge and in the wider surrounding area more than a century ago. Looking across the ridge, you can enjoy in views of the Lepena Valley with the Julian Alps above it and Mt Skutnik with the numerous caverns across the ravine. Return along the same trail.
Safety informationThe trail is entirely safe, however, some hikers might be disturbed by the cattle grazing above the Zapleč Mountain pasture.
Tips, hints and linksFrom Mt. Lopatnik you can continue in the direction or to Mt. Krn (towards SE), or along the ridge to Mt. Vršič (towards NW).
After you return to the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture, you can also visit the outdoor museum located approximately 2 kilometres away. The trail is marked and the outdoor museum is well worth visiting.