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Logar Valley to Ledinski Vrh Day Hike, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia

Ledinski Vrh (2108 m) is an approachable peak in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, located on the border between Austria and Slovenia.

On the Slovenian side, you can hike to Ledinski Vrh from both Jezersko and Logar Valley.

The route from Logar Valley is particularly gorgeous, as you ascend from Slap Rinka waterfall up to the Okrešelj glacial cirque, and over the Savinjsko Sedlo (saddle).

This is an excellent full-day excursion if you’re based in Logar Valley for a few days.

While Slovenians would describe this trail as “easy,” we’d label this hike as “moderately difficult,” because of the scree terrain and some steep passages.

In the summer months, it’s best to start early in the morning, because most of the trail is exposed and it gets very hot.

Ledinski Vrh hike, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia

Logar Valley to Ledinski Vrh Hiking Map

How to Get to the Ledinski Vrh Trailhead

To reach the trailhead, drive to Logar Valley in the Solčavsko region of Northern Slovenia. To enter the valley, you first have to pay a fee. 

Passenger Car | 7 EUR

Van | 8 EUR

Bus | 30 EUR

Motorcycle | 5 EUR

Bicycle/Foot | Free

Continue driving to the very end of the valley. There’s a parking area at the end of the road. This is where the trail starts.

Ledinski Vrh Day Hike Route Description

Logar Valley – Rinka Waterfall – Dom na Okrešlju (1:15 hours)

Logar Valley - Rinka Waterfall - Dom na Okrešlju hiking trail, Slovenia

Follow signs to Slap Rinka. It takes 10-minutes to reach the waterfall along a wide gravel path. Facing the Rinka waterfall, there’s a treehouse-hut structure called Orlovo gnezdo, where you can grab a drink or bite to eat. 

Just before the waterfall, the trail steers left over a plank wooden bridge. Follow signs to Dom na Okrešlju (also called Frischaufov dom na Okrešlju). Note: this mountain hut on the Okrešlju cirque burned down in 2019. The hut is now a construction zone (summer 2020). 

The trail ascends along the Savinja river, sometimes very steeply. Your ascent is aided by steel cables and wooden ladders.

You’ll cross the river on another wooden bridge and then continue ascending on the right side of the river to Izvir Savinje, the source of the Savinja River.

Here, you’ll cross the water again, and ascend through the forest to Okrešlju. 

Okrešlj to Savinjsko Sedlo (1:45 hours)

Okrešlj to Savinjsko Sedlo hiking trail, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia

The trail continues to a colorful meadow filled with yellow globe flowers and hogweed in early summer.

Here, you’ll see the prominent peaks of the Kamnik Alps rimming the amphitheater cirque of Okrešlj.

Hike to the top of the meadow to the red trail sign. The trail continues through the larch and spruce forest in the direction of pot čez Savinjsko Sedlo (signed 1,5 hrs)

The ascent is initially quite gentle, following a rocky path (low grade) in the direction of the Rinka peaks.

Spruce gives way to creeping pine. If you look back, you’ll see the magnificent Ojstrica and the Kamnik Saddle between Planjava and Brana.

You’ll cross a torrent (looks like a dried-up river bed) and continue ascending along a gravel path.

Logar Valley to Ledinski Vrh hike, Kamnik Alps, Slovenia

As you progress, you’ll come to a few marked intersections (signed on boulders). Always head in the direction of Kranjska koča na Ledinah and Savinjsko Sedlo. 

Okrešlj to Savinjsko Sedlo hiking trail, karst, Kamnik Aps, Slovenia

The trail crosses scree slopes and steeply ascends through some tight passages to the Savinjsko Sedlo, which is also the Austrian-Slovenian border.

Savinjsko Sedlo – Jezersko Sedlo – Ledinski Vrh (30 minutes)

Savinjsko Sedlo - Jezersko Sedlo hiking trail, Slovenia

From the Savinjsko saddle, follow the middle trail on the Austrian-side to Jezersko Saddle (also called Seeländer Sattel).

You’ll see the trail stretch out in front of you, crossing the scree slope ahead.

After descending a few meters, horizontally cross the scree slope. The final ascent to Jezersko Saddle is very steep and slippery. Take extra care here. 

At the Jezersko saddle, the trail continues right to Ledinski Vrh peak, signed 20 minutes.

Ledinksi Vrh, Slovenia

At the top, you’ll see the Kranjska koča na Ledinah and Češka koča na Spodnjih Ravneh mountain huts below. The mountain views are spectacular. 

The descent follows the same route you ascended. 

Where to Eat after the Hike to Ledinski Vrh

Planšarija Logarski kot, Logar Valley, Slovenia
Planšarija Logarski kot

After the hike, we ended our day at Planšarija Logarski kot with some Union Radler, Gobova Juha, Sirova plošča and Jabolčni zavitek.

Everything was delicious. We couldn’t locate an English menu, so we translated it below for you. Not all items are always available, but this is the general offering:

Kislo Mleko – sour milk

Gobova Juha – mushroom soup

Sirova plošča – cheese plate

Savinjski želodec (“Upper Savinja Stomach”) – cured meat from the Upper Savinja Valley 

Kmečki narezek – regional cured meat and cheese platter 

Golaž – Goulash

Ajdovi žganci – buckwheat spoonbread

Jota – sauerkraut soup

Telečja obara – veal stew

Sirovi štruklji – dough roll filled with cottage cheese

Jabolčni zavitek – apple strudel

Where to Stay near Ledinski Vrh

Logar Valley

Midrange | We highly recommend staying in Lenar Farm, a historic farmstead in Logar Valley. Here, you’ll start your day with a delicious breakfast and equally delicious views. This family-run farm stay feels like your home away from home. People return here year after year to relax and soak up the peace of Logarska Dolina for a few days. 

Luxury | Hotel Plesnik is an alternative option if you’re looking for a more luxurious stay in Logar Valley. From the hotel’s outdoor natural pool and sun terrace, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the Kamnik Alps. You’ll also have access to a renovated wellness center with an indoor whirlpool, sauna, and rest area. Guests can dine in Hotel Plesnik’s on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Look for accommodation in Logar Valley.

Solčavsko Region

Here are a few more excellent guesthouses and farm stays located near Logar Valley.

Budget | Guesthouse Planinski Dom Majerhold is a guesthouse with a gardena and on-site restaurant. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Budget | Prenočišča Valentina is a great value guesthouse in Solčava with simple, but spotless and spacious rooms. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Budget | Turistična kmetija Čerček is a farm stay happily situated on the bank of the Savinja River in Solčava. 2 nights minimum stay. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Budget-Midrange | Farm Stay “Alpine Dreams” is a farm stay situated on the Solčava panoramic road, overlooking Logar Valley and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Some rooms have shared bathrooms. 2 nights minimum stay. Breakfast is available (extra charge). 

Midrange | Natur Bajta offers two one-bedroom apartments in Solčava, housed in a renovated barn. Natural wood and black fixtures dominate, lending the place a rustic yet stylish look. 2 nights minimum stay.

Look for accommodation in Solčavsko.

More Hikes in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps

Slovenia Trip Planning Essentials

Use our Slovenia Travel Guide to plan an unforgettable trip.

When to Visit Slovenia

Summer and Fall Seasons. The best time to travel to Slovenia is between May and late October.

The best time to hike in the Slovenian Alps is between June and October. For hut-to-hut hiking, we recommend planning your trek between early July and mid-September.

Winter Season. For skiing and winter activities, the best time to visit Slovenia is between mid/late December and March.

Where to Stay

We’ve summarized our favorite destinations and accommodations in Best Paces to Stay in Slovenia, including Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Logar Valley, Kranjka Gora, and Kobarid.

How to Explore Slovenia

Small Group Guided Hiking Tours

If you’re a solo traveler, or friend group who would love to explore Slovenia’s hiking trails with a knowledgeable and licensed mountain guide, consider booking one of these small group hiking tours.

All of these tours are designed by Slotrips, a trustworthy local tour operator that crafts meaningful and memorable itineraries. 

Best Walks in Slovenia is an 8-day hiking tour (day hikes only) with fixed and guaranteed departure dates between late May and late September. 

Discover the Slovenian Alps  is an 8-day hiking tour, which combines a 3-day hut-to-hut hike in Triglav National Park with moderate day hikes. 

Best of the Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut is a 3-day hut-to-hut hike in the heart of the Julian Alps. This guided tour departs every Monday from July to September. Hikers have the option to add on Mount Triglav summit with an IFMGA licensed mountain guide.

Self-Guided Hiking, Biking, and Rafting Tours

If you love hiking independently, but want a professional to handle the logistics of bookings, transfers, and luggage storage (when applicable), then we recommend booking a self-guided trip like Mountains and Lakes Hut-to-Hut, or Crossing the Julian Alps.

During shoulder-season (May and October), you can hike, bike, and raft along the 4-day Alpe Adria Trail Adventure, 9-day Mountains to Sea route, or 8-day Best of Alpe-Adria and Juliana Trail.

Road Trip

Though public transit is very good in Slovenia, some destinations like Logar Valley are not accessible with transit. 

If you want to explore more off-the-beaten-path and remote areas of Slovenia, we recommend renting a car. 

Check out our itineraries for road trip inspiration:

Use the intuitive car rental reservation platform to search for and book car rentals. This easy-to-use booking platform compares car rental deals from 500+ trusted providers, so that you can choose the best option for your trip.

Tip: If you can only drive automatic transmission cars, as opposed to manual transmission cars (stick shift), book your car rental as early as possible.

Top Things to Do

Slovenia Guidebooks

Slovenia Hiking Guides

Slovenia is heaven on earth for hikers. We recommend allocating sufficient time to discover both the Julian Alps and the Kamnik Savinja Alps.

In Best Hikes in Slovenia, we’ve summarized the most thrilling day hikes and multi-day hikes across the Slovenian Alps, ranked by difficulty.

If you’re interested in hut-to-hut hiking, read our guide to Slovenian Mountain Huts and Hut-to-Hut Hiking in Slovenia.

Logar Valley to Ledinski Vrh Hike, Slovenian Alps

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