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The lookout tower

Climb up on a wooden lookout tower on the Planina Hill near Vrhnika and if the weather is nice you will be able to see all the way to Triglav ...
The wooden lookout tower on the top of Planina Hill near Vrhnika

The lookout tower at the top of Planina Hill (733m) is 22 m high and is one of the tallest freestanding wooden structures in Slovenia. This is the fourth lookout tower standing at this place and it was built in 2008. When you climp up to the top you are rewarded with the most beautiful view. On clear days the view extends all the way to Mount Triglav in the Alps.

Planina Hill near Vrhnika is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Ljubljana area. After you conquer the 400 m ascent you can enjoy refreshments at the lodge as you plan your next hike.

Trails of medium difficulty:

1. Kuren Trail

  • For those who like to enjoy peace and relaxation in nature.
  • 2 hours of moderate walking
  • Stara Vrhnika-­Kuren-­Planina Hill

2. Across Špica

  • Fot those who want more of a challenge. 
  • An hour and a half of hiking
  • Vrhnika­-Betajnova-­Špica-­Planina Hill

3. Across Storžev grič and pass Bukva

  • A very popular trail, appropriate also for families. 
  • 2 hours of moderate walking
  • Vrhnika­-Betajnova-­Storžev grič-­Bukev-­Planina Hill

4. Across Blatni dol

  • For those who like to enjoy peace and relaxation in nature.
  • 2 hours of moderate walking
  • Vrhnika-Betajnova­-Blatni dol-­Planina Hill

5. Through the Old Mill (Star maln)

  • For those who like stories.
  • Two and a half hours of moderate hiking.
  • Vrhnika­-Betajnova-­Blatni dol-­Gačnik­-Bela valley-­the Old Mill-­Lintvern­-Giantess' Footprint-Planina Hill

6. The Panoramic Walking Trail

  • For those who appreciate nice view and comfort.
  • An hour of walking; half of trail along an asphalt road.
  • Mesec Inn-­the lookout tower at Planina Hill