We’ve selected five of the best hiking trails and walking routes in Slovenia, using Wikiloc‘s GPS data to provide the most accurate trail maps.
They are all short-distance loop trails with an acceptable difficulty level, which makes them suitable for short breaks and day hikes, and for any kind of hiker or walker. You can download these GPS trails and waypoints from Google Maps.
Zadnjiski Tour, near Na Logu (Bovec)
Distance: 14 km – Uphill: 819 m – Downhill: 960 m – Time: 5:10/6:20 hrs
A tour around the Zadnjiski Ozebnik, a fortified summit during the First World War. It’s located inside Triglav National Park, in the Julian Alps, a mountain range that stretches from north-eastern Italy to Slovenia.
Mostnica Waterfall, near Stara Fužina (Bohinj)
Distance: 12 km – Uphill: 675 m – Downhill: 675 m – Time: 4:10/5:00 hrs
The landscape here is dominated by the mountains of the Southern Limestone Alps. The trail starts/ends in Stara Fužina and leads to a 21 m high waterfall.
Lake Bled and Velika Osojnica, near Bled (Bled)
Distance: 9 km – Uphill: 449 m – Downhill: 466 m – Time: 3:20/4:00 hrs
This area is a popular tourist destination, and the lake, in particular, is situated in a picturesque environment, surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests.
Kobarid Historical Trail, near Kobarid (Kobarid)
Distance: 8 km – Uphill: 596 m – Downhill: 596 m – Time: 3:10/3:50 hrs
This route lets you dig into the recent European history while crossing striking natural landscapes, such as the Soča river (aka Isonzo) or the Kozjak waterfall.
Zelenci Nature Reserve, near Log (Kranjska Gora)
Distance: 11 km – Uphill: 140 m – Downhill: 140 m – Time: 3:10/3:40 hrs
Zelenci Springs was declared a nature reserve in 1992, both for its geological interest and as home to numerous endangered animal and plant species. It features well-marked trails, viewing bridges and an observation tower.
Best time to go to Slovenia: Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct
Backpacker cost per day: 53 USD = 49 EUR
For more inspiration, check out our Slovenia Travel Guide.
Sources: some text excerpts from Wikipedia; GPS data from Wikiloc.