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.
Distance 8.8 km
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 jama 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.
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.
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 and hints
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.
Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne (750 m)
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Mt. Debeljak (1628 m)
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.
all notes on protected areas
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: schedule.
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.
Free parking lot Pri koritu above the village of Drežniške Ravne