Slemenova Špica hike

Julian Alps
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Slemenova Špica hike

Distance: 5.0km
Elevation: 350m
Time: 2-3h

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The hike to Slemenova Špica is incredible. Starting from Slovenia´s highest mountain road pass - Vršič - to Slemenova Špica is one of the classic short trails. With quite a small amount of effort, you can feel the presence of high walls and incredible views. The view just before you reach the top of this grassy peak is one of the most photographed shots in Slovenia.

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Getting there

From Kranjska Gora take the road south towards Vršič pass. After 12.0km, park at the top of the pass.

I’ve done this 7 people have done this
I want to do this 20 want to do this route


When to do

Spring to fall

Backcountry Campsites



Yes, at Tičarjev dom at Vršič pass

Family friendly


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Route Type

Out and back

Slemenova Špica
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Route Description for Slemenova Špica hike

From the top of Vršič pass follow a red sign to the north. The path climbs across the slope at a low grade for about 45 minutes. You’ll walk towards the saddle of Vratca.

You’ll eventually reach the saddle: at the height of 1807m. There is a stunning view behind you across the valley on the north face of Mount Prisojnik. Turn right on the saddle intersection towards Slemenova špica.

After a few minutes, the path moderately descends to the left and soon you can spot a hairy green peak. Keep to the left at the next intersection (to the right is a path that dips into Tamar valley). After a short climb, you’ll find yourself on a grassy plateau. The view to Mount Jalovec opens up, and on your left, the high walls of Mount Mojstrovka rise up.

You’ll reach the summit of Slemenova špica by heading west. From this great vantage point you can see all the way down the Tamar valley.

Return the way you came up.

Insider Hints

  • At the northern end of the Tamar valley, you can spot the Planica Nordic centre, with one of the largest ski jumps in the world. It’s the birthplace of ski flying, which started in 1936.

  • Get to Vršič pass early. During the day, especially in high season, there is a lot of traffic.

  • There are two small lakes that appear on the grassy plateau below the peak, if there is enough rain.


gladys 3 months ago

Hi, May i know why is this hike not famiily friendly?Thanks

    Richard Campbell 3 months ago

    Hi Gladys, this has been updated as family-friendly, though it depends on the children. This hike gains a lot of elevation over a short period of time. Some children can handle it, some can't.

Agnieszka P 5 months ago

I was told this hike was a classic when I was in Slovenia. I have done it as everyone was telling me to come here. And I really enjoyed the hike and other trails I have done in this area.

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Littlefoot 5 months ago

Really amazing views. There were lots of people but it's no surprise as it is really worth to come here.

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Wyatt Thomas 6 months ago

Incredible views from Slemenova Spica!

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Macyj 6 months ago

Slemenova Špica really gave me the chance to get good pictures in a short time.

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SJ 6 months ago

This was a short hike but wow, the views were amazing!

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