Triglav National Park is a beautiful and popular destination for hiking tours. Of course, there are many different hiking routes and trails to choose from, ranging from easy walks to challenging mountain hikes.
If you are thinking about ascending the Slovenian highest mountain, Mt Triglav (2864 m), you are probably wondering which route to take. There are more than 20 routes that you can choose from to reach the top of this mighty and beautiful mountain, so let us help you with a decision. At the number of trails that Triglav National Park has to offer, you might find yourself questioning where to go and which trails would be perfect for you. So we want to make it a little bit easier for you. Therefore we decided to make a list of the best Triglav National Park hiking tours for different tastes and of different difficulty levels. Here are some popular hiking destinations within the Park including Mount Triglav itself, the Seven Lakes Valley, Pokljuka Plateau, Bohinj Lake, and Kranjska Gora.
If you are interested in taking a guided hiking tour, check out our hiking tours in Triglav National Park.
Triglav Lakes Valley hiking tours
Triglav Lakes Valley is where the story of Triglav National Park begins. This is the area that was first protected as a park in 1924. You can start this Triglav 7 Lakes Valley hiking at Blato pasture above Lake Bohinj. Continue over pastures filled with cows and sheep towards the Double Lake. No extra words are needed, you will be amazed for sure. Return to Blato pasture on a different route via Black Lake. The difficulty is moderate as the hike is quite long (cca. 8 hrs). You can choose from a 1, 2, or 3-day hike over this amazing valley of 7 lakes.
Pokljuka Plateau hiking tours
Debela Peč hike is one of the most accessible mountains above 2000m in Slovenia. Additionally, Debela Peč is famous for its magnificent views of the highest mountains in the Julian Alps. Meanwhile, you have beautiful pasture Zajamniki just an easy hike away from the parking lot.
Debela Peč & Lake Bled hike, Zajamniki hike, Viševnik hike
Kranjska Gora hiking tours
You’ve probably already heard of Kranjska Gora, which is the mecca for hiking in Slovenia. Basically, you can find something for every hiking enthusiast here. You have easy tours as well as very demanding tours in the highlands. Some of the best tours around here are:
Krnica Valley, Martuljški waterfalls, and Vršič pass, which you can also reach by car and continue by foot from there.
Soča Trail hiking tours
This trail goes along one of the most amazing and beautiful rivers in the world, the Soča River. Imagine the emerald color of the river perfectly clean and clear, surrounded by alpine peaks, green forests, and meadows. Imagine green Narnia. Believe it or not, they actually shot part of this movie in the area. If you like valley hikes in unspoiled nature alongside a beautiful river, this is the one for you. It is an easy option with plenty of activities you can do next to hiking. Ruins and museums from WWI. Rafting or kayaking on the Soča river. Canyoning, zip-lining. Camping, fishing, paragliding. Tasting delicious local food. Sounds mesmerizing? From one-day Triglav Hiking tours to multi-day trekking…
Mount Triglav hiking tours
The highest Slovenian mountain or the father of them all. Definitely, you have to take the climb with respect and not underestimate it. You can do it in two days. Overnight in one of the huts below the top, Planika hut or Kredarica hut. The last part of the climb to the summit is via ferrata. See our post about the climb here.
3 popular climb Mount Triglav routes
Mount Triglav from Pokljuka plateau
The easiest way to reach the top of Mt Triglav is from Pokljuka plateau via Vodnik and Planika huts. This is also one of the longest approaches, but because it is longer is also less steep and more pleasant. After all, climbing Triglav Mountain is not the easiest thing to do, and if you are not an experienced mountaineer it might be pushing your limits anyway. So do yourself a favor and decide on this option, even though you will have to do the extra mile. A starting point is from the beautiful plateau in Triglav National Park and along the way you will have beautiful views of the Julian Alps above Bohinj Lake. Surly the plus is also two huts along the way, where you can overnight and get a tasty, warm meal.
Mount Triglav from Krma Valley
Let’s be honest, sometimes we just want it fast and right away. From picturesque Krma valley, you will get it for sure. This is the shortest and fastest way to Climbing Triglav Mountain. A starting point is at the end of the valley and the route goes through the forest for some time, then it opens and you can catch some awe-inspiring views over peaks above you and the valley beneath you. It is steeper than the previous one, but you don’t need to use both hands to make a progress, unless on the last, via ferrata part, but that is the same for all routes.
Mount Triglav Via Ferrata from Vrata Valley
And the cherry on top of the cake? It goes to the Bamberger route via Plemenice. Attention, even if you like sweets, but you are not an experienced mountaineer, this isn’t the right one for you. A beautiful route that starts in Vrata Valley in front of majestic Triglav North face it goes first to Luknja pass and then the hardest part begins. It is a via ferrata route, but in some places, your hands and legs will be a much better help than the self-belaying system. Strongly recommended climbing this one with a guide, who will put you on the rope and make sure that you are safe.