The Slovenian Geological Trail connects the most important geological features running from NE Slovenia across the Karavanke mountain range, the Julian Alps, through the central Slovenia towards Croatia (45 points within the borders of the Triglav National Park).
The Geological Trail enters the park through one of the most visited natural and geological sites, i.e. through the Vintgar Gorge. Along the dry Pokljuka Gorge it rises to the Pokljuka plateau past the Blejska koča hut on the Lipanca pasture, where it reaches the mountain ridge. On the Studor pass, you can observe fossils of snails, shells, ammonites from Trias and the trail continues under the Tosc hill to Velo polje.
After the Velska dolina valley the trail rises to Dolič and continues to Prehodavci, where it takes you to the Triglav Lakes Valley, the pearl that is unique in the world. The trail continues across the Karst plateau Komna, past Krnsko jezero lake to Mt Krn. This is followed by the part towards Jezero in Lužnica under the mighty massive Peskov.
The trail continues past the Zatolminske planine, to the Tolminska korita and further on to the Razor pasture. From there the trail runs on a well preserved military road under the Peč ridge (ridge in the lower Bohinj mountains range) to Podbrdo, which is located outside the park. The Geological Trail also continues Mt Vršič, the Soča spring, the Trenta valley and Kriški podi.
The source of data for the content, map and photos: Aleš Zdešar.