A Picturesque Guide To Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

Not far from famous Vintgar Gorge near Bled, there’s another fairy tale gorge with emerald green water, crystal clear pools, countless small cascades and a 20 metres high waterfall at the end. And without the crowds that’s so typical of Vintgar Gorge, especially in the summer.

The gem near Lake Bohinj

Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

Mostnica Gorge is located close to Lake Bohinj, its entrance is a short walk from the village of Stara Fužina. There’s entrance fee to the gorge – 3 EUR per adult in 2020.

A well-maintained, moderately difficult trail led us closely along the rushing stream in Mostnica Gorge. We liked the small cascades and the pools where we could see all the pebbles at the bottom of this magically green water.

Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

Some of our favorite views were from the bridges though.

Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

Mostnica Waterfall

It took us about 2 hours to walk along Mostnica Gorge and reach 20 metres high Mostnica Waterfall at the end.

Hiking to Mostnica Waterfall, Slovenia

Hiking to Mostnica Waterfall, Slovenia

Actually, the waterfall is outside of the gorge. The short trail runs through meadows that were covered by millions of wildflowers in June and had the giant peaks of the Julian Alps towering above them. As it sounds, even though we were outside of the gorge, we found the trail to the waterfall spectacular. Not to mention Mostnica Waterfall itself. 🙂

Mostnica Waterfall, Slovenia

Visiting with a baby

Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

We visited Mostnica Gorge on our second Slovenia road trip which means that our baby boy was with us, and yes, the trail is completely safe with a baby carrier. There are not too many flat areas, but we put down a blanket in the forest, not far from Mostnica Waterfall, to let our Tomi crawl around a bit.

Otherwise, we think it’s a family-friendly trail, not too long, not too hard and quite safe.

Where to stay?

Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

Since Mostnica Gorge is walking distance from Stara Fužina village, and parking anywhere by Lake Bohinj is expensive (about 2-3 EUR per hour), it’s worth finding a place that offers free parking. We stayed in Rooms Pekovec Bohinj in Stara Fužina and loved it. It’s about 30 minutes walk from the lakeshore and maybe 15 minutes from the entrance of Mostnica Gorge.

Hiking essentials:
  • Trailhead: Stara Fužina
  • Route: from the entrance to Mostnica Waterfall (same way back)
  • Length: ~2 hours one-way

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A Picturesque Guide To Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia
A Picturesque Guide To Mostnica Gorge, Slovenia

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By Beata Urmos

Bea is the co-founder of Our Wanders. She’s the writer and the trip organizer, and she’d love to help you plan your own amazing trips! She likes hiking, good novels and chocolate, as well. Her motto is: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” (John A. Shedd)

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