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Polog Mountain pasture, a popular local jogging trail

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  • Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, European heritage monument
    Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, European heritage monument
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
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The trail to the Polog Mountain pasture is probably the most popular jogging trail for the locals of the Tolmin area.
moderate
Distance 8.7 km
1:15 h
366 m
367 m
460 m
334 m
The trail to the Polog Mountain pasture is probably the most popular jogging trail for the locals of the Tolmin area. This does not mean that the trail is crowded, it just means that you will probably meet other joggers along the trail. This trail is predominantly routed along a gravel road. Only certain sections exposed to erosion and steep slopes are paved. The ascents and descents along the road are gradual and the road winds around the numerous hillsides of Mt. Vodil vrh high above the Tolminka River. The road is routed almost entirely through the forest and provides cool environment even during the hottest summer months.

In front of the Zastenar Farm, where most joggers turn around, you can quench your thirst with excellent water from the Labrca Spring next to the road which, as tradition goes, possesses medicinal powers.

Author’s recommendation

During the top tourist season (July and August and certain holiday weekends), jugging can be somewhat unpleasant because of the dust from the passing vehicles.
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Janko Humar 
Update: May 21, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
460 m
Lowest point
334 m
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Asphalt 3.93%Dirt road 95.80%Path 0.26%
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0.3 km
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8.3 km
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Safety information

At certain sections, the edge of the road is quite exposed and requires caution, especially when meeting the passing vehicles.

Start

Parking lot at the beginning of the gravel section beneath the Church of St. Peter. (335 m)
Coordinates:
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46.198174, 13.734635
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46°11'53.4"N 13°44'04.7"E
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33T 402370 5116844
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Destination

Turn towards the Zastenar Farm where views open towards Mt. Rdeči rob and the Polog Mountain pasture

Turn-by-turn directions

You can aslo start jogging in the town of Tolmin, however the majority of joggers drive through the village of Zatolmin to a small parking lot beneath the Church of St. Peter where they usually start jogging. You continuously jog along the road. Immediately behind the parking lot you start jogging through the forest which you leave after approximately 4 kilometres beneath the Zastenar Farm. Here, the valley opens and awards you with splendid views of the gable end of the Tolminka Valley and the surrounding summits. You can continue jogging, but the majority of joggers turn around at this spot and return along the same trail.

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Public transport

There is no public transportation available to the starting point. From the town of Tolmin, you can get to the starting point on foot (3 km, 30 min), but the majority of joggers get there by car.

Getting there

From the town of Tolmin, follow the signs for Tolmin Gorges, In the village of Zatolmin, follow the signs for the Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca. At the right edge of the village, drive past the last houses to the edge of the meadows beneath the friendly Church of St. Peter where you find a small parking lot.

Parking

There are usually enough parking spaces available. If you cannot find a place to park, find it further along the road.

Coordinates

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46.198174, 13.734635
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46°11'53.4"N 13°44'04.7"E
UTM
33T 402370 5116844
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Equipment

Usual jogging equipment appropriate for the season.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.7 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
366 m
Descent
367 m
Highest point
460 m
Lowest point
334 m
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