Hiking & mountaineering

Črna Prst

Črna Prst is the most eastern summit of the 'Southern Bohinj' mountain chain. It got its name after a peculiar black rock or siol just below the summit, where the 'Dom Zorka Jelinčiča' hut stands. There is a number of routes to the summit. This time we will ascend from Bohinj side past the charming 'Orožnova Koča' hut and descend across 'Za Črno Goro' meadow. Early summer is the most beautiful time on Črna Prst – the top meadows are a real botanic garden then! If you are fit enough and have arranged transportation, you can proceed from Črna Prst summit on a wonderful ridge to Mt. Rodica, Mt. Vogel and further on...

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Basic information
LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Difficulty:
Duration: 5.5 h
Trail type: marked
Start point elevation: 800 m
Highest point: 1844 m
Total vertical climb: 1050 m
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Starting point:
In Bohinjska Bistrica go in the direction of Tolmin and Škofja Loka, until you spot a signpost for Ravne village which directs you to the right. Ascend up to ski slopes and cross them. When you drive into the forest again, you will notice 'Dom Dr. Mencingerja' hut on your left and park by the road.

Description:
Go straight along the road from 'Dom Dr. Mencingerja' hut and soon you will see a signpost for 'Planina Za Liscem' alpine meadow. After a good half an hour of walking you reach another road, where you turn right and follow the road for around 500 m. Then a signpost directs you up into the forest again and before long you arrive to the lovely 'Orožnova Koča' hut at 'Za Liscem' alpine meadow. You can already see the summit of Črna Prst ahead of you. A path leads on the left side of a valley and slowly rises above the timberline. You start to rise up a bit more steeply on a gravel path and come to the ridge of the 'Southern Bohinj' mountain chain. The view is excellent. The subalpine hills on one side and the 'white' Julian Alps on the other. Turn right and follow the narrow path along the grassy ridge, which is full of flowers in early summer. Just below the summit there is 'Dom Zorka Jelinčiča' hut.

From the summit return to the saddle where you came to the ridge, turn to the north side and keep on the right path, which leads you to the neighboring valley towards 'Planina Za Črno Goro' meadow. At first you descend steeply, but then cross a scree-slope and carry on through a pretty larch forest to the round meadow, where some rebuild shepherd's cottages are situated. Circle around the meadow on the right side and continue your descent directly southwards. Follow the signposts for Bohinjska Bistrica throughout, cross a cart road and come directly to 'Dom Dr. Mencingerja' hut where you left your vehicle. If you wish to go all the way to Bohinjska Bistrica, you carry on from 'Dom Dr. Mencingerja' hut along the road. A signpost for Bohinjska Bistrica directs you to the left, follow a well marked path straight down and arrive to Bohinjska Bistrica in approximatly half an hour.

Highest point/summit: 
Črna prst: 1844 m

Duration:
'Dom dr. Mencingerja' hut - 'Planina za Liscem' meadow: 1.30 h
'Planina za Liscem' meadow - Črna prst: 1.15 h
Črna prst - 'Planina za Črno goro' meadow: 1.15 h
'Planina za Črno goro' meadow - 'Dom dr. Mencingerja' hut: 1.15 h
Total: 5.30 h

Difficulty:
2 - The whole route is technically easy. Some sections run across steep slopes, which will not be too funny for those who suffer from extreme vertigo. Caution is needed on wet ground.

Type of path: Marked path




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Črna prst
Črna Prst is the most eastern summit of the 'Southern Bohinj' mountain chain. It got its name after a peculiar black rock or siol just below the summit, where the 'Dom Zorka Jelinčiča' hut stands. There is a number of routes to the summit. This time we will ascend from Bohinj side past the charming 'Orožnova Koča' hut and descend across 'Za Črno Goro' meadow. Early summer is the most beautiful time on Črna Prst – the top meadows are a real botanic garden then! If you are fit enough and have arranged transportation, you can proceed from Črna Prst summit on a wonderful ridge to Mt. Rodica, Mt. Vogel and further on...