Located in the Triglav National Park, the 15-meter-high Kozjak Waterfall is one of the most beautiful and popular waterfalls in all of Slovenia. The magical waterfall is located at the end of a gorge, hidden in a rock cave. It is not the highest, nor does it have the most mass of water - still, one of the most beautiful ...
Even the forest path leading here is wonderful. The route runs deep in the woods along River Soca, occasionally crossing it on small wooden bridges. At the end of the hike, you will arrive at a rock dome where the water flows into a green pond.
This easy hike can also be perfect for families with small children.
Due to the cooling atmosphere and the view, Kozjak Waterfall can still be a perfect summer destination.
|Location||Soca Valley, Triglav National Park|
|Local name||Slap Kozjak|
|Address||Kozjak, Ladra 1, 5222 Kobarid|
|Kobarid distance||12 mins / 7 km|
|Opening hours||10:00 - 18:00|
|Prices||3 - 5 euros|
|Duration||2 x 30 minutes|
|Attractions nearby||Napoleon bridge, Kobarid trail, Tolmin gorge|
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Map - Where is Kozjak Waterfall?
Address, parking, entrance, distance, map, getting there
Kozjak Waterfall is located in the only national park of Slovenia, the Triglav National Park. On the western side of the park, you find Soca Valley, which has three major towns: Bovec, Tolmin, and Kobarid. The waterfall is located next to the town of Kobarid, only 7 km away.
- Address: Slap Kozjak, 5222 Kobarid, Slovenia
From Kobarid, you have to drive in the direction of Dreznica. When you reach the Napoleon Bridge, turn south towards the bridge. Driving over the river Soca, you will find a car park opposite the Kamp Koren campsite. The waterfall is about a 30-minute walk from here.
- Kobarid distance: 15 minutes / 7 km
- Distance to Tolmin: 0.5 h / 20 km
- Distance to Bovec: 0.5 hours / 27 km
- Distance from Ljubljana: 2 hours / 120 km
Hike to the waterfall
The 3.5 km journey takes approx 1 hour. On your way, it is worth checking out the World War I bunker in the depths of the forest.
The gorge can be visited almost every day all year round. It varies from season to season when the gorge opens and when it closes.
- Winter season: Oct 31 - End of April, 10:00 - 18:00 (every day)
- Spring Opening: End of April - End of May, 10:00 - 18:00 (weekends only)
- High season: June 1 - Aug 15, 08:00 - 18:00 (every day)
- Season: Aug 16 - Sep 30, 09:00 - 18:00 (every day)
Admission and prices
Admission is € 4 for adults and € 2 for children (under 14). Students, seniors, and groups over 10 can enter for € 3 per person.
- Adult: 4 euros
- Children under 15: 2 euros
- Children under 6: 0 euros
- Students: 3 euros
- Pension prices: 3 euros
A route leads to the gorge from the entrances. You can check the current prices here.
Unfortunately, the trail to the waterfall is not barrier-free. The road is narrow and there are no barriers. There are also a few steps in the gorge.
Kozjak Gorge - Canyoning
Few know, but behind the fabulous waterfall is a romantic gorge full of adventures. It is called Kozjak Gorge, the endpoint of which is the waterfall itself. Knowing this, we may not be surprised to see someone descending from the rock wall on a rope.
If you also want to admire the gorge behind the waterfall, you can only do so with official canyoning, where a local, skilled guide will navigate through the canyon.
This wet combination of rock climbing and hiking is the second most popular leisure activity in Slovenia.
The professional guide provides the transfer, helmet, clothing, and all the necessary pieces of equipment.
The tour is about 3-4 hours long, of which you spend about 1.5 hours in the water. The price ranges from about 60 to 100 euros per person, for which you will have an unforgettable experience.