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Hiking in the Julian Alps - Hüttenkult Tour to the Krnica Hut (Koča v Krnici)

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Easy hiking tour starting in Kranjska Gora and leading past the imposing cliffs of the Prisank, Razor, Spik und der Skrlatica mountains to the charming Krnica hut (Koča v Krnici)
moderate
Distance 14.9 km
4:30 h
379 m
379 m
The hike first leads from Kranjska Gora to Lake Jasna, where the huge walls of the surrounding mountains are reflected in the crystal-clear water. From the lake, the trail leads deeper into the Krnica valley to the hut with the same name, always accompanied by the Pišnica stream and the mighty mountains of the Julian Alps.

Author’s recommendation

On your way back you could do another culinary stop at the restaurant Milka at Lake Jasna.
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Update: September 06, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
Koča v Krnici, 1,123 m
Lowest point
Kranjska Gora, 806 m
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Start

Kranjska Gora (805 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.485614, 13.778786
DMS
46°29'08.2"N 13°46'43.6"E
UTM
33T 406269 5148729
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Destination

Kranjska Gora

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the parking area of the local mountain railway, you walk comfortably towards the center of Kranjska Gora and turn right at the height of the Hotel Razor. Follow the road "Josipa Ticarja" until it joins the "Vrsiska cesta" (Vrisic pass road) and follows the river Pišnica to the Lake Jasna. On the right bank of the lake, the path leads to its end. After a few minutes on the Vrsiska cesta, you will reach the fork leading to Koča v Krnici. On the wide gravel road and in the first half along the stream you will reach the Planina v Klinu and half an hour later the hut.The way back is via the same route or from the hut over the more beautiful forest trail to the junction at the Planina v Klinu. Here you can take a path west of the brook towards Lake Jasna. This way leads twice to the Vrisic pass road, before we again reach the lake. From here you can also take a path east of the small brook to get back to the center.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With the Erlebnis Card you can travel for free to Kranjska Gora by taking the shuttle bus. Further information is can be found here: card.visitvillach.at

Getting there

Kranjska Gora can be reached from Villach via the B83 Kärntner Strasse. Drive towards Italy and turn left at the village called Hart. From then on follow the B109 Wurzenpass road. Alternatively you can reach Kranjska Gora via the A2 and Tarvisio. From there follow the SSS54 via Fusine, Ratece and Podkoren to Kranjska Gora.

Parking

There is a big parking area near the cable railway station. You can also park at Lake Jasna or along the Vrisic Pass road at the junction leading towards Krnica.

Coordinates

DD
46.485614, 13.778786
DMS
46°29'08.2"N 13°46'43.6"E
UTM
33T 406269 5148729
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Kompass Nr. 064 - Julische Alpen - Nationalpark Triglav (1:25 000) 

Equipment

Lighthiking boots, backpack, functional underwear, rainwear, hiking poles, food and drink, maps, first aid and a mobile phone.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.9 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
379 m
Descent
379 m
Out and back Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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