Hiking to Lake Krn in Slovenia

Lepena, SLOVENIA: This time the hike went to Lake Krn at about 1400m altitude. We started at the Dr Klement Juga House near Lepena, which is located near the Soca Valley. The Dr Klement Juga House has a restaurant, so you can take care of yourself before and after the tour. The parking lots are a bit critical, so it can get really cramped when many people want to do the tour.

The way goes from the house up an old military road. From the road you can see mostly gravel, but it was once a cobblestone road, which you can see clearly in some places. It is impressive how something can decay again. The road was used to transport troops and artillery into the mountains during World War I.

Today the road is quite easy and has no difficulties except all the rubble on the ground. Here good trekking shoes are really essential. The path goes 700m quite steeply up another valley. There is again a kind of restaurant and guesthouse if you walk 10 minutes to the left of the path. We did not do that.

In the valley it hardly goes up and after another 20 min you reach the lake. From the valley there are more treks to the surrounding mountains. We went back quite fast after a meal, because again a thunderstorm announced itself.