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Mountain tour

Tracing the history to Mt Debeljak (1628 m)

Mountain tour · Julian Alps
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  • Smerokaz pri parkirišču nad Drežniškimi Ravnami; gremo v smeri Krasjega vrha
    / Smerokaz pri parkirišču nad Drežniškimi Ravnami; gremo v smeri Krasjega vrha
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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  • / Dobro označena pot skozi bukov gozd
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Usmerimo se proti Snežni jami
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Naslednji orientir je utrjena mulatjera v desno
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Tik pod vrhom
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Pogled proti Krasjemu vrhu
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Na severu vidimo Kaninsko pogorje na levi in Rombon na desni
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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  • / Ostanek granate
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  • / Ob poti
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  • / Vsepovsod so ostaline vojne
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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Tour to Mt. Debeljak is certainly the right choice if you would like to go back in history for a moment. It offers comfortable hiking through a beech forest and splendid views to all four directions.
moderate
8.8 km
4:34 h
857 m
857 m
At the Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne, start following the marked trail to Mt. Krasji vrh. This trail initially crosses the hair pinned road for a couple of times and later continues through a beautiful beech forest. The well-marked winding mule trail eventually reaches the first junction where you turn to the right in the direction of the Snežna jame Cave. After a couple of minutes of walking you will notice a well-worn mule trail on the right. Find a trail in the grass and follow it between the boulders through a thin forest. For a moment, the trail disappears between the rocks of a collapsed mule trail, however, you will easily find it again. From here, you can quickly reach the top even if you do not follow the trail exactly. A large number of trenches and other remnants of World War I are reminders of difficult times in these mountains. Once on the top, you will be rewarded with marvellous views to all four directions. To the west, it is possible to see Mt. Krasji vrh, which is somewhat higher and also a wonderful sightseeing summit.

Return along the same trail. At approximately one half of your way down, you will reach a sign for the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture. We advise you to take some time to visit this mountain pasture and taste excellent dairy products.

Author’s recommendation

You can also turn from the trail and visit the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture from where you can return to the starting point along the road which crosses the trail of your ascent.
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Author
Ksenija Vogrinc
Updated: August 12, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1603 m
Lowest point
751 m
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Safety information

Some parts of this hiking trail are easy. Use of the hiking trails is at your own risk!

The last third of the trail is unmarked and you should be cautious on the way to the top due to the terrain configuration.

Tips, hints and links

Those who like trail-less areas can test themselves in finding the trail along the NE ridge of Mt. Kožljak where an unmarked trail is routed from the hunting lodge to the area above the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture.

Start

Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne (750 m)
Coordinates:
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46.273033, 13.614937
DMS
46°16'22.9"N 13°36'53.8"E
UTM
33T 393280 5125316
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Destination

Mt. Debeljak (1628 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

At the Pri koritu parking lot, start following the signs for Mt. Krasji vrh. At the first junction at an altitude of 1450 m, start following the signs for the Snežna jama Cave. Ascend along the marked trail and when you notice the well-worn mule trail on the right, start following it to the right towards Mt. Krasji vrh. Occasionally, the trail disappears in high grass, however, you should continue along the logically routed and terraced former mule trail. If you lose your way, ascend directly to the top of the mountain which is not far away. Return along the same trail.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

During the summer months, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus running from the town of Kobarid to the village of Drežniške Ravne.

Getting there

Drive from the town of Kobarid to the village of Drežnica. In the village, follow the signs pointing left towards the village of Drežniške Ravne where you start following the signs for the Zapleč Mountain pasture.

Parking

Free parking lot Pri koritu above the village of Drežniške Ravne

Coordinates

DD
46.273033, 13.614937
DMS
46°16'22.9"N 13°36'53.8"E
UTM
33T 393280 5125316
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Equipment

Hiking footwear and trekking poles (recommended).

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.8 km
Duration
4:34h
Ascent
857 m
Descent
857 m
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