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Bohinj, Tolmin
Julijske Alpe
Triglavski narodni park
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
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E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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R9 Porezen » Črna prst
  |   6h30   |   14.9 km   |   1106 m   |   858 m

This stage crosses the Lower Bohinj mountains of the Julian Alps, whose ridges are visible ahead. First go down the rather steep slope through the forest, then climb up the ridge again. The Kobla ski slopes can be seen descending into the valley below. Črna prst is famous for its varied Alpine flora and as a vantage point. It lies within the bounds of Triglav National Park.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1587 m
| D  5.1 km / 2h00
Petrovo Brdo
818 m
| D  4.5 km / 1h30
Vrh Bače
1289 m
| D  1.4 km / 0h40
1497 m
| D  3.9 km / 2h20
Črna prst
1819 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • Julijske Alpe, vzhodni del ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
  • Gorejska ~ Geodetski zavod Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
  • Škofjeloško in Cerkljansko hribovje ~ Geodetski zavod Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Slovenska planinska pot ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-11-x)
  • Vodnik po Julijskih Alpah ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-08-x)
  • Vodnik po planinskih postojankah v Sloveniji ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-10-1)
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  • Rembert Biemond - 2024-03-31
    Rudi and his wife Petrovo brdo 2B -
    have been mentioned here many times. But i have to second it
    They are legends!! Should get inducted in the VA hall of fame. All a Via Alpinist could wish for. Fantastic meal, great accomodation (They also offer bivaque style) Great advice on anything.
    Dry shoes the next day over the woodstove which is the center of the house...
    Due to 30 mm rain predicted for the next day we made our way to Ljubliana that day and will continue in August.
    Looking forward to come back to Rudi. Their email is wrong (outdated ) on the website. It is now
  • Rembert Biemond - 2024-03-31
    We did the first part (descent) with the last 4 h of daylight out of season on MArch 26, 2024 The route was super slippery due to melting snow. And rain. Really like soap.
    Poles would have been necessary. We only had found "sticks/branches.
    We didnt try our crampons, for mud they are no good I think. All 3 of us slipped a couple of times during the steep descent through the forest which normally takes 2,5 h .... continued...
  • flautix - 2023-08-20
    Wir kamen in strömendem Regen und bei Nebel in Crna Prst an und waren die einzigen Gäste. Im Gastraum war der Holzofen angeheizt, so dass wir unsere Sachen wieder trocknen konnten. Das junge Paar, das die Hütte betreibt, hat uns rührend umsorgt und verpflegt. Die Hütte sonst ist etwas primitiv mit einem einzigen Steh-Klo und keinem Waschbecken. Eine Wasserstelle ist 30 m vor der Hütte - kein Trinkwasser!
    Unterwegs haben wir auch bei Rudi in Petrovo Brdo eine Pause eingelegt und uns nett mit Rudi unterhalten, der uns zum Kaffee einlud.
  • Valentine - 2023-06-27
    Rudi is so kind! you must go there if you need a place to stay, and you can even camp. His wife made us an excellent meal and breakfast. Such a nice place to stay!
  • Kat - 2023-05-22
    There is a brand new water fountain at the planinski dom in petrovo brdo, and a delightful owner too.

    Consider calling the hosts at Crna Prst for information - I'm told the ridge walk is 100% impossible at this stage (22 May) because there is so much snow this year. I will make a detour (and curse the fact that I carried 8 days of food for nothing).
  • flautix - 2023-03-06
    Die email-Adresse vom "Dom Zorka Jelinčiča na Črni prsti"
    hat sich geändert und heißt jetzt:
  • Julien Trieste Monaco - 2022-08-15
    There is water at crna prst. It's not officially drinkable but I had 2 liters and I didn't die in horrible suffering, nor had any bad experience with it.
  • Julien - 2022-08-05
    Je suis resté dormir chez Rudi à Petrovo Brdo. Accueil super sympa il m'a offert des fruits fraîchement cueillis sur l'arbre le matin alors que j'avais pris le petit déjeuner avec mes propres moyens. Il y a 2 options pour le couchage:la simply room,rustique mais très bien, à 10€ (même prix que le camping qu'il propose aussi), douche à 3€; ou bien les dortoirs classiques avec un standard meilleur à 25€.
    Il y a bien une bonne option de bivouac 1h après Petrovo, à côté d'un chalet avec toilettes sèches. Et il y en a une autre à côté d'un chalet juste sous le col de Vrh Bače avec un beau point de vue.
  • Karsten - 2022-07-04
    Add: the camping possibility mentioned by Carsten below is a very nice spot, good views a level ground. Didn't stay there myself but met another hiker who did have a good night there.
  • Karsten - 2022-07-04
    I've combined R8&R9, me legs simply wanted to keep moving, very doable.
    As to Petrovo Brdo there is nothing I could add to Ludoviks comment below - highly recommended!
    Rudi even prepared some breakfast for an early start the next day, sort of "room-service" ;)
    Hvala Rudi!
  • Ludovic - 2022-06-25
    I stayed in Petrovo Brdo at Rudi's (Mountain Lodge Petrovo Brdo) and can only highly recommend this place to future hikers. You are welcomed with great attention and delicacy by Rudi and his wife. The house is full of good vibes, the comfort very satisfactory, the food very good and the breakfast royal. Finally, Rudi's kindness is immense and deep. What to leave refreshed with a very good energy and with a big smile. Thank you Rudi and Irina!!!
  • Carsten - 2022-01-10
    Water: faucet at Petrovo Brdo Brt outside in back, creek shortly after, otherwise none on ascent.
    Last campsite on ascent is (very roughly) one hour up, after leaving the old Ronan road and walking on a good trail along the hillside, at a small animal breeder club's hut (flat grassy area, great views).
  • kessel_kolumna - 2020-07-10
    Wir sind zurück auf der ViaAlpina. :-) Und wir wollen noch mal Werbung für Rudi (Mountain Lodge Petrovo Brdo) machen. Dort zu übernachten oder eine Pause einzulegen, gehört einfach zur ViaAlpina dazu. Selten so eine gute Gastfreundschaft erlebt.

    Die Hütte Črna prst ist noch sehr ursprünglich (z.B. Stehklo). Beachten sollte man, dass es kein Trinkwasser gibt, nur Flaschen zum Kaufen - so kann man sich draußen auch die Zähne putzen. Außerdem darf man eigentlich erst um 18 Uhr Richtung Zimmer. Das Pärchen, das die Hütte betreibt, ist aber super nett und sehr bemüht. Zudem bietet sich eine Nacht dort echt an, weil die folgende Etappe wirklich nich leicht ist (sehr ausgesetzte Kletter-Einlagen).
  • Eric van der Vlist - 2019-07-22
    L'adresse mail de l'hébergement a changé et est maintenant
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The email address of the accommodation has changed and is now
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    15 juin 2017
    Une journée quasi repos pour moi, étant parti de Petrovo Brdo (voir étape précédente).
    Au refuge, pas de douche, mais on peut se laver dehors. Comme à beaucoup de refuges en Slovénie, pas d'eau potable, il faut la commander en bouteilles: en effet le terrain karstique laisse s'infiltrer l'eau, et pas de torrent, il faut donc prendre ses précautions.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    June 15, 2017 A day almost rest for me, having left Petrovo Brdo (see previous step). At the shelter, no shower, but you can wash outside. As in many refuges in Slovenia, no drinking water, it must be ordered in bottles: in fact the karst ground lets infiltrate the water, and no torrent, so take precautions.
  • Eva - 2017-09-01
    In Podbrdo is a grocery store.
  • Riccardo Del Re - 2016-01-04
    In Petrovo Brdo warm welcome , friendly and kind innkeeper ! Great for sleeping and eating great breakfast !
    Stage pleasant , wonderful views, easy path .

    Bring abundant supply of water from the fountain of Petrovo Brdo.

    No water, no shower , only a small bathroom in Crna Prst .

    (we walk on it in August. Special thanks to the kind guy of Petrovo Brdo )
  • Via Alpina international secretariat - 2014-03-28
    Since the automated translation seems to struggle with petersi’s comment, to reassure you here is what he wrote: „The bear which caused some damage years ago in the area has NOT been around for more than two years now.” Happy hiking!
  • petersi - 2014-03-26
    Medveda, ki je pred leti naredil nekaj škode, že več kot dve leti ni v okolici!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Medved, who years ago did some damage for more than two years in the neighborhood!
  • Elisabeth - 2012-11-30
    A la cabane de chasse, faire attention : l'itinéraire suit un sentier NO en partie caché par les frondaisons, alors qu'un large chemin O balisé pareil s'ouvre devant nous. Très bon accueil au refuge Tcherna Prst.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    At the hunting lodge, be careful: the route follows a trail NO partly hidden by the foliage, while a wide path marked like O opens before us. Very welcome at the shelter Tcherna Pres.
  • Daniel - 2011-10-20
    In Petrovo Brdo, the owner -Radko, will not allow you just to pass his guest-house. He will come after you. Try his excellent Turkish Coffee. It comes together with Radko's own home brewn distillery, on the house: don't refuse! A small glass of this will rocket you up all the way to the Crna Prst! His guest-house also has two rooms. Fill up your water bottle here.

    Radko is very enthusiastic to give you all sorts of good advice, like what to do if a brown bear crosses your track! (In short: don't run away -it will come after you, but make yourself big to scare it off). He knows, because the bear is often seen walking through the village: it killed three of his cows earlier this year!
  • vohi - 2010-09-01
    Porezen: Schöne und große Berghütte, schöner Ausblick, nette Gastgeber, aber: Wassermangel (Ende August) / keine Duschen / altmodisches Herren-WC ;-)
    Preise: Übernachtung: 12 Euro
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Porezen: Beautiful and large country cottage, nice view, nice hosts, however: lack of water (end of August) / ;-) no showers / old-fashioned men's restroom Prices: Bed: 12 Euros
  • vohi - 2010-09-01
    Ergänzung: Ein Geldautomat bzw. eine Bank und ein Briefkasten befinden sich ebenfalls in Podbrdo!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Supplement: An ATM or a bank and a post box are also located in Podbrdo!
  • vohi - 2010-09-01
    In Podbrdo befindet sich ein Supermarkt (Mercator), man kann gleich beim ersten Wegweiser (von Crna Prst kommend) Richtung Podbrdo absteigen (anstatt Richtung Baca) und in Podbrdo dann wieder Richtung Porezen aufsteigen!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In Podbrdo is a supermarket (Mercator), you can right the first signpost (Crna Prst incoming) direction Podbrdo descend ascend (instead Baca direction) and then again in Podbrdo direction Porezen!
  • moser-jaggi - 2010-08-04
    petrovo brdo. sehr empfehlenswert!
    rudi zgaga liest mails nicht regelmässig. mo und di geschlossen. kann aber jederzeit über natel erreicht werden.(schlüssel) GSM: 041 320 966
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Petrovo Brdo. highly recommended! rudi Zgaga not read mails regularly. Mon and Tues closed. but it can always be reached via natel (key): GSM. 041 966 320
Last update : 2019-12-15