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Postojna, Ajdovščina, Idrija
Notranjski kras

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Hardware / sports shop
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
R5 Predjama » Črni vrh
  |   4h45   |   20.2 km   |   671 m   |   510 m

This stage passes through Karstic forest where numerous Karstic phenomena can be observed. There are sinkholes, Karstic caves and cliffs along the entire length of the route. Follow the trail gently up to Javornik (over 1,000 metres) then down the other side to Črni Vrh.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
504 m
| B  7.8 km / 1h30
884 m
| B  7 km / 2h00
Pirnatova koča na Javorniku
1167 m
| B  5.4 km / 1h15
Črni vrh
638 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • Notranjski kras ~ Geodetski zavod Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Vodnik po planinskih postojankah v Sloveniji ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-10-1)

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  • Wanderin - 2019-05-17
    Sehr nette Unterkunft mit regionalem Frühstück in Crni vrh: Gostilna Metka
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    Very nice accommodation with regional breakfast in Crni vrh: Gostilna Metka
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-12
    11 juin 2017
    L'hébergement indiqué sur le site se trouve en dehors du village aux coordonnées N45°55,950' E14°02,300'. Pas facile de se faire expliquer le chemin quand on ne parle pas le slovène!
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    June 11, 2017 Accommodation indicated on the site is outside the village at coordinates N45 ° 55,950 'E14 ° 02,300'. Not easy to be explained the way when you do not speak Slovenian!
  • Eva - 2017-09-15
    In Hrušica is a nice restaurant, Stara Pošta (with beds I believe) and it's a good place to camp in the garden.
  • Sophia - 2016-09-23
    Pirnatova koča is only open on weekends and holidays! ...luckily we had our tent with us
  • Klaus - 2016-09-16
    Tour 13.09.2016 - 5:30 Std.
    - 2:00h bis Dobrodošli Hrušici mit z.T. schlechter Wegführung und mangelhafter Markierung. Man kann hier auch übernachten, Öffnungszeiten in der Woche ab 11:00.
    - 2:15h bis zur Prnatova Koča mit hervorragender Aussicht, aber geschlossen (Di).
    - 1:15h bis Crni Vrh mit einem sehr steilen Waldabstieg.
    - BB ist am Hauptplatz vorhanden, wirkt aber auf mich nicht sehr einladend. Also weiter nach Idrija.
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    Tour 13.09.2016 - 5:30 hrs. - 2:00 hrs. To Dobrodošli Hrušici with partly bad route and poor markings. You can also stay here, opening hours in the week from 11:00. - 2: 15h to Prnatova Koča with excellent views, but closed (Tue). - 1: 15h to Crni Vrh with a very steep forest descent. - BB is available at the main square, but does not seem very inviting to me. So on to Idrija.
  • Henk - 2013-04-27
    Pretty trail. But if you can't stay in Crni Vrh, catch a bus to Idrija. Next day you can take the 5:45 bus back to Crni Vrh.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-11-17
    Horaire très sous-estimé pour atteindre Hrudjika (+ 1h30 minimum). Refuge Pirnatova fermé le L 16/07.
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    Very underrated reaching Hrudjika (minimum 1:30) schedule. Refuge Pirnatova closed L 16/07.
  • Daniel - 2011-10-20
    If you like walking for hours through dense forests, and not seeing anybody: then this is your lucky day!

    Halfway, at Hrusika, there are rooms at the Post Office, which is situated on the compound of a Roman castle.

    At Crni Vrh (Black Peak, pronounce: 'Churney Vurch'), there is a neat guest-house. 25 pp Try zlikrofi: small potatoes that are wrapped in pasta.
  • Alpinisten - 2011-09-08
    Achtung: Die Stara Post hat Montags und Dienstags geschlossen. Am 1.August 2011 (immer Montags?) war auch die Pirnatova koch na Javorniku geschlossen. Die realistische Gehzeit beträgt auf dieser Etappe eher ca. 6 h.
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    Attention: The Stara Post has closed Mondays and Tuesdays. On August 1, 2011 (every Monday!) Also Pirnatova cook na Javorniku was closed. The walking time is realistic at this stage rather about 6 h
  • Neko - 2011-01-23
    Wir sind den Weg oberhalb (nördlich) von Ajdovcina auf der Hochebene gegangen (slow. Weitwanderweg Nr. 1) mit sehr schöner Sicht. Im Hinterland unterhalb des sinji vrh ein Gasthof mit sehr guten Essen.
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    We are way above (north) of Ajdovcina gone on the plateau (Slovenian long-distance trail No. 1) with a beautiful view. In the hinterland below Sinji vrh an inn with good food.
  • gonzom - 2010-08-10
    A direction panel before Hrusica indicate a way to Javornik to the RIGHT! It misleads - I lost 4 hours flanking Srednja Gora through Podkraj and uphill
  • miriam - 2009-09-04
    Die angegebene Zwischenziel-Hütte "Pirnatova koča na Javorniku" ist als Übernachtungsmöglichkeit NICHT zu empfehlen. Normalerweise wird in dieser Hütte nicht übernachtet, wie wir dort erfahren haben. Die Zimmer sind sehr verwahrlost - schimmlig, staubig und stinkend - unsere Wanderstecken wurden von lauten Ratten oder Siebenschläfern in der Nacht angeknabbert, die uns auch den Schlaf raubten. Nicht einmal das Hüttenpersonal übernachtet noch dort, wir wurden allein in der Hütte zurückgelassen.
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    Between the specified target hut "Pirnatova koča na Javorniku" is highly recommended as a place to stay NOT. Normally not stayed in this cabin, as we learned. The rooms are very neglected - moldy, dusty and smelly - our Walking Stick were nibbled by rats and dormice loud at night who robbed us of sleep. Not even the cabin staff have stayed there, we were left alone in the hut.
Last update : 2013-01-14