Slemenova Špica

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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2-2.5h
Distance
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5.0 km
Elevation
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350 m
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Overall Rating
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9.9
Physical Difficulty
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Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
Technical Difficulty
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Easy (Circle)
Suitable for beginners, families, young children, and those looking for a casual adventure.
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Panoramic views from the Slemenova Špica hike in Julian Alps, Slovenia

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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Route Description for Slemenova Špica

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 1,807 m. 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 for Slemenova Špica

  • 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.

Getting to the Slemenova Špica Trailhead

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

Route Information

  • When to do

    Spring to fall

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Toilets

    Yes, at Tičarjev dom at Vršič pass

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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