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.
Logar Valley to Ledinski Vrh Day Hike
- Trailhead: Parking lot at the end of the Logar Valley Road | Google Maps
- Distance: 9.6 km out-and-back
- Time Needed: 6:30 hours
- Elevation Gain/Loss: 1085 meters
- Difficulty: Moderate (Moderately Difficult)
- Minimum Elevation: 1024 meters
- Maximum Elevation: 2105 meters
- Route: Logar Valley road end parking lot (930 m) – Slap Rinka – Okrešelj / Frischaufov dom na Okrešlju (1396 m) – Savinjsko Sedlo (2001 m) – Jezersko Sedlo (2040 m) – Ledinski Vrh (2108 m)
- Where to Stay in Logar Valley: Lenar Farm (midrange), or Hotel Plesnik (luxury)
- Where to Stay in Solčava: Guesthouse Planinski Dom Majerhold (budget), Turistična kmetija Čerček (budget), Farm Stay “Alpine Dreams” (midrange), or Natur Bajta (midrange)
- Recommended itineraries: 5 Day Slovenia Road Trip or 2 Week Slovenia Road Trip
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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
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.
Related: Best Things to Do in Logar Valley
Ledinski Vrh Day Hike Route Description
Logar Valley – Rinka Waterfall – Dom na Okrešlju (1:15 hours)
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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
It’s possible to visit Slovenia without a car if you want to concentrate your time in Ljubljana, Lake Bled, and Lake Bohinj.
When we visited without a car, we planned two linear hut to hut hikes.
Unless you’re trekking, we recommend renting a car, because many places are simply not accessible with transit. For example, there are no buses to Logar Valley, Vrata Valley, the Košuta mountain pastures, and the Debela Pec trailhead.
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Top Things to Do
- Summit Mount Triglav.
- Eat Štruklji Borovničevi at Kofce Mountain Hut.
- Trek across Triglav National Park along this epic 4-day Triglav National Park Trek.
- Visit an alpine dairy like Koča na planini Dolga njiva.
- Stay in a farm stay like Tourist Farm Šenkova domačija in Zgornje Jezersko.
- Swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Bohinj.
- Watch the sunrise at Mala Osojnica, overlooking Lake Bled.
- Hike to the Kamnik Saddle.
- Glamp in a treehouse like Ribno Alpine Glamping.
- Uncover hidden gems in Slovenia like Koseč Korita, Solčava Panoramic Road, and Planina Lazu.
Slovenia Packing List
- Lonely Planet Slovenia
- DK Eyewitness Slovenia
- Rick Steves Croatia & Slovenia
- The Julian Alps of Slovenia: Mountain Walks and Short Treks
- Trekking in Slovenia: The Slovene High Level Route
- Trekking Slovenia’s Juliana Trail: Three-week trek: Bled, Triglav and the Julian Alps
- Day Pack: Osprey Tempest 30 Women’s Backpack / Osprey Talon 33 Men’s Backpack
- Grade B/C high-cut hiking boots: Meindl Schuhe Island Lady (Kati’s Boots), Women’s Hanwag Tatra II GTX (Sabrina’s Boots), Men’s Hanwag Tatra II GTX (men’s equivalent)
- CAT 4 Sunglasses: Julbo Shield Mountain Sunglasses
- Hiking Poles: Black Diamond Trail Trekking Poles
- Reusable Water Bottle: Ion Leakproof 32 oz Water Bottle
Outdoor Photography Gear
- Camera Body: Sony Alpha a6400
- Mid-range Zoom Lens: Tamron 17-70mm 2.8 Di III-A VC RXD
- Wide angle Zoom Lens: Sony – E 10-18mm F4 OSS Wide-angle Zoom Lens
- Backpack Camera Clip: Peak Design Camera Clip
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.