Panorama from the Debela Peč hike in Julian Alps, Slovenia
Panorama from the Debela Peč hike in Julian Alps, Slovenia

Debela Peč hike

Julian Alps
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Debela Peč hike

Distance: 6.8mi
Elevation: 2,369ft
Time: 4-5.5h

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The Debela Peč hike will take you to one of the most panoramic peaks in the Julian Alps. Mount Debela Peč lies on the northern edge of Pokljuka plateau. With steep walls on the northern side - above Krma valley - and moderately grassy slopes on the southern side - above the forest of Pokljuka - this walk is diverse and beautiful.

Debela Peč hike Map

Getting there

From Bled take the road, at the lights, to Pokljuka. Drive 9.3mi to Mrzli Studenec. Take the 2nd gravel road right, direction Blejska koča/Debela peč. Drive 1.6mi to Kranjska dolina pasture. After 984ft go left. In 1.1mi you can park.

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About

When to do

Spring to fall

Backcountry Campsites

No

Toilets

Yes, at Blejska hut and Lipanca pasture

Family friendly

No

Route Signage

Average

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Debela Peč
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Route Description for Debela Peč

From the parking lot, take the cart track to the north, going to Blejska koča, Lipanca. The trail is wide and gently climbs through the spruce forest. Soon the path crosses over a gravel road. Continue straight up, curving to the left.

A few minutes later, another path joins from the left. Follow that path by turning right and walking north.

In about 1312ft turn left towards Lipanca. Follow the wide cart track to the Lipanca pasture. After a healthy break in front of the huts, take the grassy path to the east.

You will spot a bench on top of a small hill. Pass the bench, and take the path going left under the wooden signs in the direction of Debela peč. Follow the blazes (trail markings) as you climb through the forest. After a short climb up some scree, follow the signs marked for Debela peč. The trail will take you to a grassy plateau. After the plateau, the trail will gain some elevation.

After a pretty steep climb, the view to the north will open. Continue hiking to the right (the path to the left goes to Brda). The trail will pass a dwarf pine covered peak – Okroglež – and, it will descend to a small valley.

After a short climb you will reach the top of Debela peč! Then, return the way you came up.

Insider Hints

  • You can extend your trip by hiking to the neighbouring peaks Brda, Lipanski vrh and Mrežce. Dropping down from Lipanski vrh, you can reach Blejska hut from Lipanca pasture.

  • Take a lunch break on the descent and stop by at the Blejska hut. Try some delicious home-made specialities.

  • From the parking lot, you can take a five-minute walk to the south of the lot and visit Zajavornik pasture. Experience the true shepherd´s life and try some sour milk and cottage cheese.

Comments

Doremi 1 year ago

We love the changing scenery! We also tried some local dish and they were nice.

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Alexis Schweitzer 1 year ago

This is a great area to spend time and nature is so beautiful.

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Andrei G. 1 year ago

Gorgeous forest views. Can't wait to do this hike next spring.

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Jakob F. 1 year ago

Wonderful hike up, Stunning views and really peaceful

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Petr Vanchek 1 year ago

It was worth climbing to the summit and I got a great time there

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Andrew Walls 2 years ago

Views were as amazing as they describe it. The weather was awesome too, so that's double thumbs up!

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Prince W. 2 years ago

Would rate this one as a moderate hike. There are a few steep inclines and it would be best not to take small children on this hike.

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Gerry Mills 2 years ago

Great hike, but not advisable for small children. The trail was well maintained and easy to navigate. Well worth the effort.

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wakandaforever 2 years ago

Amazing place. Love the diverse scenery. It was so worth it!

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boomer 2 years ago

I'm so grateful for the places I visit that captures my heart.

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