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Trail to the natural stone bridge Skozno

The climb up to natural stone bridge of Skozno is a great way to discover the curious karst phenomena littering this area. The extraordinary water spring of Lijak located at the foot of the hill, and the natural bridge of Skozno at about 700 m altitude, are the trail’s greatest highlights. As you make your way to the bridge, you can watch paragliders take off from the launch site.

Starting point: Šmihel, car park at the cemetery.

The trail originates from the car park next to the cemetery in the village of Šmihel. Go past the cemetery until you get to a water reservoir. Above the water reservoir turn left to a cart road and walk up to the end of the road (approximately 700 m). Go up a steep, serpentine-like path to the top of the ridge where you will find a bench to sit and admire the stunning view of the spring and the field of the Lijak stream beneath. Going to the left, you soon reach the paragliding take-off spot beneath the village of Trnovo. To get to the natural bridge in the rock called Skozno you have to continue to the right along the ridge. After a 10-minute walk you will see the natural bridge in the rock and the path that will take you down to it. After having enjoyed the view through the natural window go through the forest towards the cottage settlement of Trpinovšče. Just before you reach it, turn right and go down the path towards a new, well-maintained footpath leading to the cart road linking the villages of Šmihel and Vitovlje. Once on the cart road, turn right to get back to the beginning of the trail.


Difficulty: medium
Length: 6,6 km
Duration: 2 h 30 min
Lowest point asl.: 314 m
Highest point asl.: 717 m