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Circular trail through the Koseč Gorges

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  • Waterfall in the Koseč Gorges
    Waterfall in the Koseč Gorges
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Beneath the village of Koseč you can visit to 60-metre-deep Koseč Gorges. The arranged circular hiking trail takes you past the numerous waterfalls of the Stopnik Stream.
easy
Distance 2.8 km
1:05 h
177 m
180 m
583 m
405 m
The circular tour through the Koseč Gorges is a relatively short trip through the wonderful intact nature. The access to the Koseč Gorges is extremely difficult, which is why you can only visit the arranged section. Start the tour in the village of Koseč in the vicinity of the village of Drežnica. The arranged hiking trail is routed past the Church of St. Just and along the Stopnik Stream which created several high waterfalls. The trail provides relaxation in the embrace of the forest and a chance to rest on energetic points. On the return, you can also refresh yourself in the village of Koseč at the Tourist Farm Kranjc and complete the tour with a visit to the nearby waterfalls Sopota and Krampež. During the summer months (from the middle of June to the end of August), there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus running to the village of Koseč. 

Author’s recommendation

Between the villages of Koseč and Drežnica you can also visit the outdoor exhibition – Forma viva.

You can also complete the tour with the visit to the waterfalls Sopota and Krampež.

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Anja Skočir
Update: July 01, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
583 m
Lowest point
405 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.73%Dirt road 21.97%Forested/wild trail 0.36%Path 63.91%Road 1.91%Unknown 3.09%
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0.2 km
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0 km
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1.8 km
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0.1 km
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0.1 km
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Safety information

Special caution is advised in the lower part of the gorges where the trail is somewhat more exposed.

Tips and hints

From the middle of June to the end of August, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus running from the town of Kobarid to the villages in the Drežnica area and back.

Start

Koseč (582 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.249842, 13.621892
DMS
46°14'59.4"N 13°37'18.8"E
UTM
33T 393771 5122730
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Destination

Koseč Gorges

Turn-by-turn directions

There are not enough parking spaces in the village of Koseč, which is why it is better to park at an appropriate place along the road between the villages of Drežnica and Koseč or at the parking lot in the village of Drežnica.

At the village of Koseč, a tourist sign directs you towards the arranged hiking trail towards the Koseč Gorges. Descend past the Church of St. Just and through the forest past the waterfalls of the Stopnik Stream all to the wild Koseč Gorges. The wild nature and the wrinkled limestone rocks are certainly enchanting.

Continue descending along the stream, help yourself with steel ropes to ascend from the riverbed, and continue until you arrive to energetic points. Return  to the village of Koseč.

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Public transport

During the summer months, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus running from the town of Kobarid. For more information about the timetable visit TIC Kobarid.

Getting there

From Nova Gorica: Nova Gorica - Kanal - Tolmin - Kobarid - Drežnica - Koseč.

From Ljubljana: Ljubljana - Idrija - Tolmin - Kobarid - Drežnica - Koseč.

From Bled/Bohinj: Bled - Bohinjska Bistrica - Soriška planina - Podbrdo - Tolmin - Kobarid - Drežnica - Koseč.

From Kranjska Gora: Kranjska Gora - Bovec - Kobarid - Drežnica - Koseč.

Parking

You can park in the village of Drežnica or at an appropriate place beside the road to the village of Koseč because there are not enough parking spaces in the village of Koseč.

Coordinates

DD
46.249842, 13.621892
DMS
46°14'59.4"N 13°37'18.8"E
UTM
33T 393771 5122730
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Brochure Drežnica and its vicinity is available in TIC Kobarid.

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

Hiking footwear, trekking poles, drink.

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easy
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
1:05 h
Ascent
177 m
Descent
180 m
Highest point
583 m
Lowest point
405 m
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