HIKING SUTJESKA NATIONAL PARK

Trail I: Prijevor – Trnovačko Lake

(The trail is 4 km long. It can be crossed in 90 minutes at average walking speed without resting periods. It is rated as an easy trail. It requires caution, physical fitness and adequate footwear. Prijevor can be reached by car from Tjentište. The distance is 20 km.)

Description: The trail starts at the foot of Maglić in Prijevor at 1668 mamsl. The trail leads through Jelove Dole and Suva Jezerina to the destination – Trnovačko Lake at 1513 mamsl, a meeting point favored by mountaineers and nature enthusiasts. Trnovačko Lake is on the territory of Montenegro. A section of the trail (from Jelove Dole to Suva Jezerina) is a border point between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Trail II: Suha – Trnovačko Lake

(The trail is 14 km long. It can be crossed in 4 hours at average walking speed without resting periods. It is rated as an easy trail. It requires caution, physical fitness and adequate footwear.)

Description: the trail starts at Suha resting place. The trail leads through Suški Potok to Suva Jezerina (1357 mamsl). This section is 11 km long. It then merges with the trail leading from Prijevor to Trnovačko Lake. The distance between Suva Jezerina to Trnovačko Lake is 2 km.

Trail VI: Prijevor – Maglić

(The trail is 2 km long. It can be crossed in 3 hours at average walking speed without resting periods. It is rated as a difficult mountaineering trail. The climb requires additional mountaineering equipment – a helmet, harness, crampons and ice axe. Prijevor can be reached by car from Tjentište. The distance is 20 km.)

Description: The trail starts at the spring in Prijevor (the foot of Maglić, 1668 mamsl) and ends at the highest peak in BiH – Maglić at 2386 mamsl. The trail is difficult, steep, of mountaineering type. While climbing, mountaineers will be in direct contact with the mountain pine stand (Pinus mugo) and the ecosystem of screes and cracked rocks.

Trail VIII: Prijevor – Suha

(The trail is 6 km long. It can be crossed in around 2 hours at average walking speed without resting periods. It is rated as an easy trail. The lower section of the trail requires caution, physical fitness and adequate footwear. Prijevor can be reached by car from Tjentište. The distance is 20 km.)

Description: the trail starts at Prijevor, at an elevation of 1668 mamsl. The trail leads through Makaze, down to Siljevac elevation at 1491 mamsl, and further down to Tunjimir at 1280 mamsl. This section of the trail is 3 km long and follows the edge of Perućica. The road continues down Suški Potok to the resting place Suha. This section of the trail is 3 km long. There is a resting place at Suha.

Trnovačko Lake is also known as Volujačko Lake, as it is located in Volujak – Maglić mountain range. The lake is on the territory of Montenegro.

Trail III: Donje Bare – Borić overlook

(The trail is 2 km long and it can be crossed in 40 minutes at an average walking speed without rest periods. The trail is rated as an easy trail.)

Description: The trail is 2 km long. It starts from the Donje Bare Lake (1,450 mamsl) and leads through pastures to the scenic Borić overlook (1,475 mamsl). The Borić overlook offers a spectacular view of the surrounding mountain ranges Maglić, Volujak, Bioč, Sniježnica, the primeval forest Perućica, the Vratar canyon, Sutjeska, Stolac (black pine stand) and the old caravan road Via Ragusa.

Trail IV: Kovačev panj 620 mamsl – Donje Bare – Gornje Bare – Uglješin peak – Bregoč 2,014 mamsl – Orlovačko Lake 1,438 mamsl

(The trail is 21 km long and it can be crossed in 6 hours at an average walking speed without rest periods. The trail is rated as an easy trail. It requires caution, physical fitness and appropriate footwear.)

Description: The trail takes a sharp turn from the highway M-18 (Kovačev panj) and continues towards Stolac for about 3-4 km. This section of the trail is steep with a black pine forest stand dominating the natural area of Stolac at an elevation of 1,250 mamsl. The trail stretches further for about 3 km until it reaches the Donje Bare Lake where there is a resting place and a hunters’ lodge. This section of the trail can be described as easy. The lake is situated at an elevation of 1,450 mamsl. From there starts a mild 3 km climb towards the Gornje Bare Lake (1,640 mamsl). The next section of the trail leads to the Uglješin peak (1,859 mamsl), which is the most difficult climb along the trail, and further up to the tallest peak of the Zelengora Mountain, Bregoč (2,014 mamsl), from where it descends towards the Orlovačko Lake at an elevation of 1,438 mamsl. A hunters’ lodge and a camping area are situated here.

 

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