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Botanical trail Črna prst

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Visit Črna prst mountain in early summer, where you will witness the great variety and beauty of the flowers growing there while walking along the Botanical Trail.
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Distance 1.2 km
0:37 h
215 m
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1,559 m
1,344 m
Črna Prst and its surroundings have had a botanical reputation for over 200 years. The credit goes mostly to Karel Zois and F. X. Wulfen, as well as to other researchers that followed later on. Even without this information, everyone who climbs Črna Prst in the early summer notices the rich diversity and beauty of the flora.

Author’s recommendation

It is recommended to visit the botanical trail at the beginning of summer (June), when most of the flowers there bloom.
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Update: June 04, 2021
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1,559 m
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1,344 m
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Safety information

The path can be wet and slippery in the early morning hours and after rain, so be careful.

Tips and hints

Before visiting the botanical trail, we advise you to buy a booklet on the botanical trail to Črna prst (link below):

https://www.bohinj.si/izdelek/rastlinstvo-crne-prsti-in-njena-botanicna-pot/

 

General information about the botanical trail:

https://www.bohinj.si/dozivetja/naravni-botanicni-vrt-pod-crno-prstjo/

 

Start

Orožnova hut on mountain pasture za Liscem (1,344 m)
Coordinates:
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46.241597, 13.937583
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46°14'29.7"N 13°56'15.3"E
UTM
33T 418093 5121439
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Destination

The end of the Botanical Trail is located before the steep ascent to the Črna prst mountain

Turn-by-turn directions

The botanical trail starts at the Orožen mountain hut. Each year we label some of the characteristic plants around the cabin for visitors who cannot continue towards Črna Prst. Hikers can follow the entire trail up to a large rock at an altitude of around 1550m, before the steepest part of the ascent begins. Most labels are placed on the left (upper) side of the trail, looking in the direction of the mountain. They are most visible during the ascent, because the pace is slower. You have to pay attention to the trail so as not to miss too many labels. It is hard to miss the taller, boastful beauties such as the martagon lily (Lilium martagon), great yellow gentian with its conjoined anthers, and Vardjan’s great yellow gentian (Gentiana lutea subsp. symphyandra, Gentiana lutea subsp. vardijaniiThe sunny side of Črna Prst’s eastern ridge in high summer. In the foreground: a tall herb community.7respectively), but we prefer less noticeable and lesser known plants like clasping twistedstalk (Streptopus amplexifolius), frog orchid (Coeloglossum viride) or shield-leaved saxifrage (Saxifraga cuneifolia).

At the end of the trail, on the back of the rock hides the famous Zois’ bellflower (Campanula zoysii). Of course, there are other flowers growing up to the summit of Črna Prst, but labelling each and every one would be too much to manage. Most flowers usually bloom in July, depending on the amount of snow in the winter.

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Public transport

You can travel by train or bus to Bohinjska Bistrica. From the Primorska side, you can also come by car train.

There is no organised public transport from Bohinjska Bistrica to Ravne.

More information is available on the website promet.bohinj.si

Getting there

Drive by car to Bohinjska Bistrica from Bled, through Soteska or over Pokljuka. You can also access the village across Jelovica and Soriška planina. Drive 2.5 km from Bohinjska Bistrica to Ravne.

Parking

A free car park is located between closed buildings and abandoned ski lifts at the end of Ravne (coordinates: 46.2586, 13.9592).

Coordinates

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46.241597, 13.937583
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46°14'29.7"N 13°56'15.3"E
UTM
33T 418093 5121439
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Book recommendation by the author

Rastlinstvo Črne prsti in njena Botanična pot (Igor Dakskobler; Polona Strgar)

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Equipment

The botanical trail is situated high in the mountains, that is why we reccomend suitable hiking equipment like high-ankle hiking boots, hiking poles, etc.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
1.2 km
Duration
0:37 h
Ascent
215 m
Highest point
1,559 m
Lowest point
1,344 m
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