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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing into the Loška Koritnica Valley

Snowshoeing · Julian Alps
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  •  Loška Koritnica Valley
    / Loška Koritnica Valley
    Photo: Darjo Berra, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Village of Log pod Mangartom during the winter
    / Village of Log pod Mangartom during the winter
    Photo: Darjo Berra, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Parking lot at the start of the trail
    / Parking lot at the start of the trail
    Photo: Darjo Berra, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Loška stena Mountain wall
    / Loška stena Mountain wall
    Photo: Darjo Berra, Turizem Dolina Soce
Map / Snowshoeing into the Loška Koritnica Valley
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This undemanding trail will take you beneath the foothills of two mighty summits in the Julian Alps – Mt. Jalovec and Mt. Mangart.
moderate
8.6 km
3:02 h
257 m
257 m
When the winter comes and the snow falls, this popular hiking-cycling gravel road can turn into a wonderful snowshoeing trail already in the late autumn. The mountain amphitheatre with the Loška stena Mountain wall, Mt. Jalovec and Mt. Mangart will not let you indifferent even during the winter months.

Author’s recommendation

Even though the first kilometre of the trail is usually ploughed, we recommend you to park your vehicle at the parking lot next to the new bridge in the upper part of the village of Log pod Mangartom.
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Author
Darjo Berra
Updated: July 21, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
912 m
Lowest point
656 m
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Safety information

As a rule, this trail is undemanding and gently inclining. You should only be cautious at one or two sections at the most where you have to pass snow avalanches if the winter was generous with snow.

In case of heavy snowfall, and immediately after, we advise you not to hike and snowshoe into the gable end of the valley.

Equipment

Snowshoes, trekking poles with snow baskets, avalanche rescue kit, waterproof clothing and winter hiking footwear.

Tips, hints and links

Despite the trail being relatively undemanding we recommend you to hire an experienced guide.

This trail is also suitable for hiking as well as mountain biking during the winters without snow. In order to return from the gable end of the valley you can take the circular trail L4 which is, however, not suitable for cyclists.

Start

Parking lot next to the new bridge in the upper part of the village of Log pod Mangartom (658 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.408060, 13.604180
UTM
33T 392716 5140334

Destination

Loška Koritnica Valley

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts at the parking lot behind the new bridge in the upper part of the village of Log pod Mangartom which is usually appropriately ploughed. Because the road is usually ploughed to the Log pod Mangartom hydroelectric power plant and a bit further, to the first vacation houses in the valley, you can walk to that point and put on your snowshoes there. The trail gently ascends all the way to the gable end of the valley and should not represent a greater challenge to phisically well-prepared hikers. We recommend you to end your hike at the last signpost of the L4 trail (when the trail turns back towards the village). If you were to continue, you would arrive into the area of active and powerful snow avalanches.

Orientation-wise, this trail is completely undemanding because it is routed entirely along the gravel road. You should only pay attention to the bushes or trees bent under the weight of the snow which can harm you if they get released suddenly. In ussual snow conditions we recommend you to return along the same trail.

Public transport

During the winter months, there is no public transportation available to the starting point.

Getting there

Upper part of the village of Log pod Mangartom just behind the new bridge along the national road No. 203, Bovec - Predel.

Parking

There is a free parking lot available just behind the new bridge in the upper part of the village of Log pod Mangartom.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tourist map of the Municipality of Bovec 1:40 000.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:02 h
Ascent
257 m
Descent
257 m
In and out Family friendly

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