Kozjak Waterfall 486

Kozjak Waterfall

Region Gorizia Statistical Region
Starting point near Napoleon Bridge
Route length 1,8 km (1.11 miles)
route duration 1 h
Best time to visit summer, spring, zgodaj autumn
Appropriate for Baby Carriers , 1-3 years of age , 3-6 years of age , 6+ years of age
Level of difficulty Moderately demanding route

Route Description

Above the emerald green Soča River, not far from the town of Kobarid, stands the Kozjak Stream gorge, where the 15-metre-high Kozjak Waterfall is located. The nice walking path has several small wooden bridges and ends with a terrace that has a mystical view of the rocky amphitheatre enclosing a white beam of water. A perfect location for a family trip.

The Kozjak Stream, which springs in several headwater sections high under Krnčica Mountain (2,142 m), flows through multiple pools and six waterfalls, of which only two are accessible to visitors: in addition to the Veliki Kozjak (Kozjak Waterfall), there is the slightly lower, 8-metre-high Mali Kozjak waterfall (Source: soca-valley.com website). The Veliki Kozjek Waterfall has carved an underground hall, the bottom of which is filled with a spacious pool of blue-green water, and the walls are like in karst caves. A 15-meter(49-feet)-high white pillar of water bounces off the darkness of this hall.

Interesting Facts

Trenta is the valley that supposedly inspired the folk Legend of Goldhorn. However, folk literature experts are more and more convinced the story was actually written by the naturalist writer C. Deschmann. Nevertheless, it was published in 1868 in the Laibacher Zeitung as a folktale.

The pure golden-horned white chamois with supernatural powers and the human exploration are both intertwined in a motif found in many tales around the world, even in the Bible. Greed is the main source of evil and we have been ignoring it for thousands of years, all to our disadvantage. 

We can take a walk through the Kingdom of the Goldhorn in Trenta Valley and observe mountains, waters, plants and animals. We can encounter the antagonist of the folk story, a hunter who wants a treasure for himself, albeit at the cost of his life. Let us be careful, respect nature and act responsibly like visitors.



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Start point coordinates 46,261062

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Nearby Restaurants

House Franko

When you eat at Hiša Franko, you can close your eyes and completely understand the environment that the restaurant is part of (Source: hisafranko.com website). Who has not heard of Ana Roš, the famous Slovenian chef.

Local. Seasonal. With a spoonful of Ana’s personality. Tolmin cheeses, homemade butter, lamb and kids (baby goats) from Drežnica.

Staro selo 1,

5222 Kobarid

05 389 4120

Vita, Olja and Juna Recommend

Visit the Trenta museum and the Triglav National Park Information Centre present the cultural landscape, the rich ethnological heritage, the nature and the past life in Trenta and the peculiarities of the Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia.


December 27th until April 26th
Monday - Friday
10.00 - 14.00
April 27th until June 30th
every day
10.00 - 18.00
July 1st until August 31st
every day
09.00 - 19.00
September 1st to October 31st
every day
10.00 - 18.00
November 1st until December 26th closed

Trenta Museum – PRICE LIST

6,00 €
school children, students, pensioners:
4,00 €
children; 7 till 15 years:
2,50 €
family ticket:
15,00 €
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, be sure to check out the official website for current information on the opening hours.