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Pokljuka Gorge, Krnica

Must see · Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Pokljuka Gorge dazzles hikers with its karst formations: natural bridges, overhangs, and caves. At the end of the Icea Age, a stream gouged a nearly 2 km (1.25 mi) ravine into limestone hills. The stream dried, leaving behind the largest fossil gorge in Slovenia. Keep an eye out for the Pokljuka Hole: a small cave with three natural windows and two entrances. The gorge's path is clearly marked and includes information panels. Wearing a helmet is advised due to the possibility of falling rocks, especially after heavy rains and in early spring. Planning Krnica trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • Short and nice walk through the forest passing one small cave. If you are in moderate condition you'll easily make it. We also met some families whit childrens. It is for free with free parking etc...  more »
  • Beautiful walk through the forest. Bring a map since the markings of the track are not always visible/present.  more »
  • The gorge is beautiful and at some point under a meter wide. But the walk there is about 45 minutes and not very easy. If you are in to hiking it’s great, if not, you have to consider skipping...  more »
  • great gallery walk
  • Almost hidden parking spot and start of a great hike of the Pokljuka Gorge. The route is pretty challenging and you need some directions (at least we did). Start at the parking spot and after 10 min there are signs for the gallery or the cave. I suggest to follow the "gallery" route first (that is the path left, dont go right to the cave, you will pass it on the way back), and after passing this gallery via the stairs, continue trough the botanic garden. After 450 meters, take the path that goes left and up. You will walk trough a forest and after a while you see a crossing of a natural bridge of the gorge on your left. Pass this bridge and follow the path (pretty challenging path!). After this path turn right with a fence on your left. After the fence turn left and then go right following the signs "krnicia /bled". You will end up in the cave and you will be at the point where you went left to the gallery. Total hiking time about 2 hours. Hopefully this is helpful! Really worth the hike.
  • Worth a visit. Not for the faint of heart or the poorly shod but truly beautiful and uncrowded. The road in is basically one lane, if I come again I’ll park about a kilometer out and walk to the trail head.
  • Absolutely worth to visit. Prepare with good boots as the trails are muddy and full of stones on some parts. Most people just visits the gallery but if you walk forward a bit more, there is an other path coming back right on the top side of the gorge. It is a nice path with a bit of climbing up and down. You will go through a natural bridge over the gorge you will see where you walked under your feet. The path arrives back just under the galleries.
  • Wanted to Vintgar Gorge in Early March yet it was closed. The website recommended this spot instead. Not beautiful. When we arrived we could barely see a person. There was a smell. Many little rocks on the road which was not good. We decided to leave soon. I think Vintgar Gorge would be nicer.

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