Slovenia Walking

15. Krn – a mountain walk

Walk 15 – Krn – a mountain walk, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Cows on the lowers slopes of Krn
Cows on the lowers slopes of Krn

One of our favourite mountain walks. Mt Krn stands a little apart from the other mountains of the Julian Alps and so a climb to its summit is rewarded with fine views over the Triglav National Park, and in the other direction, over the Po Plain of northern Italy. Our walk takes in Batognica, where the remains of WWI defences of the Isonzo Front can still be clearly seen.

Start/Finish – Planina Kuhinja above Krn village

WWI Memorial on Batognica, near Krn
WWI Memorial on Batognica, near Krn

Distance – 11.8km/7.3mile

Height gain – approx 1360m

Time – 7h30min

Grade – very strenuous; a commiting mountain walk for good weather conditions.

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe zahodni del (western) map published by PZS.

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – In season, drinks and basic meals at the summit hut of Gomišćkovo Zatetišče on Krn.  See our mountain huts of Slovenia page more information.

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates.

Public transport – There is a limited summer bus service – check with the Kobarid Tourist Information Office

Nearest Town/VillageKobarid has  hotels, apartments, guesthouses and rooms plus two camping sites within walking distance of the town centre. It also has all the necessary food shops, plus cafes and restaurants.

Bovec, to the north, has more accommodation.

View from Krn summit, Julian Alps
View from Krn summit, Julian Alps

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