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Slovenia’s Pericnik Waterfall – The Only Introductory Guide You’ll Ever Need

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This is the upper falls of the Pericnik Waterfall in Slovenia’s Triglav National Park, probably the country’s most famous falls –and one of its most visited.

The upper falls, which is about 16m (52ft) high, sits atop and feeds the main falls, which drops 52m (170ft) down a rock face that was just behind where I was sitting to take this photo. The water is as refreshing as it looks and spray is everywhere.

Located just off the road from the village Mojstrana to the attractive alpine Vrata valley (map is below), it’s easy to get to and most accessible of picturesque mountain waterfalls.

Reaching the lower falls requires a steep 15-minute scurry up a trail to the left; reaching the ridge top and the upper falls requires another steep hike of 15-20 minutes, but it’s well worth the minimal effort – there aren’t too many waterfalls where you can admire them directly from the top as you stare down a sheer rock face. Take your time; the trail is exposed and well-worn in places and be mindful of the slick surfaces, especially at the upper falls.

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Slovenia’s Kozjak Waterfall and Soča River Gorge – Images and Traveler’s Notebook

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This is Slovenia’s Soča River, with its unique emerald hues, one of the country’s most loved natural attractions.

And below is the Veliki Kozjak Waterfall, or Slap Kozjak, widely regarded as one of Slovenia’s most beautiful falls. I have no reason to doubt either characterization.

Bathers enjoying the cool waters below the Kozjak Waterfall, or Slap Kozjak

Bathers enjoying the cool waters below the Kozjak Waterfall, or Slap Kozjak

Located a pleasant 30-minute walk from the Kobarid-Drežnica road that’s just a kilometer from the edge of Kobarid in the Soča River valley, reaching the falls requires an easy hike that’s most pleasant on a hot summer’s day when the Kozjak stream that hugs the path through a lush green forest acts as the most sublime natural air conditioning I’ve ever experienced.

That makes it popular, too, so expect to share the path with others looking to escape the heat. But don’t let that turn you off.

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Hello & Welcome!

I'm Bob Ramsak, a reporter, photographer and blogger driven by a lust for travel, art, culture and justice. I have a goal to visit all 195 countries recognized by the UN and then open a small cafe in a quiet seaside setting.

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In the meantime, Piran Café, occupying this space on the web since 2006, is my notebook, an ever-evolving collection of experiences, moments, images, reactions and vignettes, both long-form and short, connected and propelled by those primary passions and published here to inform, inspire, entertain and engage.

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