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Kriška Gora Hut

The hut lies at an elevation of 1471 m, at the top of the sunny Mežnar hay meadows on the western part of the elongated ridge of Kriška Gora, and is an excellent starting point for climbing Tolsti Vrh, an hour away. It is one of the stops along the Via Alpina hiking trail.

From the terrace in front of the hut there are beautiful views to the east, south, and west, and from the nearby ridge above the hut there is also a good view to the north. On the eastern side you’ll see the sunny grassy slopes and ridge of Kriška Gora, which ends at Tolsti Vrh, behind which towers Storžič, and to the right of Storžič you can see part of Krvavec; to the south is a panoramic view of the Ljubljana Basin and the lower part of the Gorenjska Plain with the town of Kranj, and of the hills that surround it, from the western part of the Sava Hills to Krim, the Polhov Gradec Hills, the Škoja Loka Hills, and on the horizon as far as Snežnik, the Javornik Hills, and the Trnovo Forest Plateau; to the west are the high elevation forested plateaus of Jelovica and Pokljuka, and in the background the Julian Alps, crowned by Triglav; you can also see Lake Bled, and in front of it the upper part of the Gorenjska Plain with the town of Radovljica; looking west, the eye will also rest upon nearby Dobrča and north of it on Stol and Begunjščica; to the north you can see the Lom Valley from Tržič to Storžič and the mighty massif of Košuta with all its summits from Veliki Vrh to Košutnik Tower.

Capacity

  • dining room - 80 seats
  • in front of the hut - 100 seats

Accommodation

  • in rooms: 40
  • dormitory beds: 12

Opening hours

Form 16. September to 14. June

  • Thursday and the day before a holiday: 1 pm–9 pm
  • Friday 7 am–9 pm
  • Saturday: 5:30 am–9 pm
  • Sunday, Holiday: 5:30 am–5 pm
  • When the hut is closed there is a winter shelter located in the annex equipped with a bench, table, and blankets

From 15 June to 15 September: nonstop

Nearby peaks

  • Vrata, 1590 m (20 min)
  • Tolsti Vrh, 1715 m (1 hour)
  • Storžič, 2132 m - via Psica (4 h 30 min)

Access

  • by the local road Tržič–Golnik, from Križe to Gozd 3.5 km, to the hut - 1 h
  • from Golnika – 2 h 15 min
  • by the local road Tržič–Tenetiše, from Goriče to Svarje 3 km, through  Gozd – 2 h
  • fromTržiča, via Velika and Mala Mizica – 3 h
  • from Tržič, via the southern foot of Kriška Gora and through Gozd – 2 h 45 min
  • by local road and forest road from Tržič via Lom pod Storžičem to the parking area for Storžič Mountain Hostel 7 km, via Mala Polana – 3 h
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