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Mountain tour

Zaprikraj Mountain pasture and the Zaprikraj Outdoor museum – nature and history in one tour

Mountain tour · Julian Alps
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  • Along the pasture above the first trough with drinking water
    / Along the pasture above the first trough with drinking water
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Zapleč Mountain pasture and Mt. Krasji vrh in the background
    / Zapleč Mountain pasture and Mt. Krasji vrh in the background
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Towards the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture
    / Towards the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Signposts along the trail
    / Signposts along the trail
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Along the trenches of the Zaprikraj Outdoor museum
    / Along the trenches of the Zaprikraj Outdoor museum
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Artillery position
    / Artillery position
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • More than a century old support wall
    / More than a century old support wall
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Remnants of the war
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Along the fortified trench
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Military trench
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / From the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture towards the Zapleč Mountain pasture and the mighty Mt. Krn in the background
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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Combine the visit of the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture with a visit of the Zaprikraj Outdoor museum. The circular tour along the outdoor museum is routed along the trenches, caverns and artillery positions, and past the remnants of the military barracks and a bunker. 
moderate
8.7 km
3:57 h
558 m
558 m
At the end of the parking lot you can notice signs for Mt. Krasji vrh, Vrata Mountain pass and the Zapleč Mountain pasture. Start following the signs for the Vrata Mountain pass and the Zapleč Mountain pasture. The trail will take you uphill to the right to the edge of the forest. When you leave the forest, the slope intensifies as the trail winds to the first pasture where it levels up at the trough where you can replenish your water supplies. There is a wide cart track routed above the trough. Pass it and start following the poorly marked but well-worn trail winding between the forest on the left and the slope beneath the Krn Mountain range on the right which will take you to a field gate which you will have to climb over. You will find yourself on the access road towards the Zapleč and Zaprikraj Mountain pastures which you will follow to the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture and further to the Zaprikraj Outdoor museum. This nicely arranged museum tries to show the difficult moments from World War I and how senseless this global nightmare was. Take a stroll along the well-marked trail along the trenches, caverns and artillery positions which clearly demonstrate how the soldiers lived during those times. You return to the starting point along the same trail you came from.

Author’s recommendation

During the grazing season, there are cattle and horses grazing at the pasture beneath the Zapleč Mountain pasture, which is why it is better to hike along the far left side of the pasture close to the forest.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Ksenija Vogrinc
Updated: July 08, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1309 m
Lowest point
751 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The trail is completely safe if you follow the marked trail along the Zaprikraj Outdoor museum. During the grazing season it is better to avoid the cattle beneath the Zapleč Mountain pasture and to ascend to the road along the edge of the forest on the left side of the pasture.

Equipment

Hiking footwear, suitable headgear during the summer months. You can replenish your water supplies at two troughs along the trail.

Tips, hints and links

If you would like to shorten the tour you can drive to the Zapleč Mountain pasture. The road is poorly maintained and at certain sections poorly passable for vehicles with low chassis.

Start

Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne (751 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.273030, 13.614967
UTM
33T 393282 5125315

Destination

Zaprikraj Mountain pasture and the Zaprikraj Outdoor Museum

Turn-by-turn directions

At the Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne start following the signs for the Vrata Mountain pass and the Zapleč Mountain pasture. The trail leads through the forest to a clearing where you can notice a sign for the pastures and the Curk Waterfall. Follow the signs pointing uphill to the left to a somewhat steeper slope. When you arrive to the pasture, continue to the trough with drinking water and pass the cart track. From here, the trail is somewhat poorly marked, however, directions are simple. Continue directly uphill to the end of the pasture. Climb over the field gate and follow the signs along the access road to the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture which will take you to the zaprikraj Outdoor museum.

Public transport

There is no public transportation available. During the summer months you can take the Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus to the village of Drežniške Ravne.

Getting there

Follow the regional road Kobarid – Drežnica and continue to the village of Drežniške Ravne. When you arrive to the intersection, follow the signs for the Zapleč Mountain pasture.

Parking

Pri koritu parking lot above the village of Drežniške Ravne.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
3:57 h
Ascent
558 m
Descent
558 m
In and out Loop With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Insider tip

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