Kriška gora (Koča na Kriški gori)
Starting point: Gozd 891 m.a.s.l.
Goal: Koča na Kriški gori 1471 m.a.s.l.
Name of the hiking trail: lažja pot
Route difficulty: Easy and marked way
Estimated time: 1 hour 30 min
Altitude difference: 580 m
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In the western part of the ridge of the Kriška gora stands the cabin, which was partly built in 1950 by the Križa mountain association, and it was completed in 1953. In 1963 a dining room and a common bedroom(s) was/were added to the building. 12 years later, the Kriška gora gets a freight cableway that drives it from the nearby village, named Gozd (English: Forest).
The hut received several renovations and the last one, with which the cabin was enlarged and renovated, was in 1981. 10 years later the old cabin was demolished and a new one was built, which was additionally equipped in the ’91-’93 with solar cells installed. Also, eco-toilet etc. was added. In 2006, the cabin was also connected to the public power grid. Today, the cabin offers a lot of space for seating (80 seats), 20 beds, electricity, a freight cableway, and in the immediate vicinity also a starting point for paragliders.
The rooms are heated by stoves and the entire cabin offers a lot of amenities and coziness 1471 m above sea level. In addition to the offer, Kriška gora offers a wonderful view towards the east and west. If you walk a bit more, you get a view to the south as well. If you continue the way slightly towards the Tolsti vrh mountain, the view opens north. The view goes far further, across the valley of the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, deep into Slovenia. On the other side there are many peaks and valleys. On the photos, Šmarna gora and Grmado in Ljubljana, Šmarjetna gora above Kranj and Lubnik can be seen clearly. If you explore the horizon a bit, you will see a part of the Posavsko gorovje, the Polhov Gradec hills and the Škofja Loka mountain range. Storžič, a beautiful mountain, can be nicely seen behind and above Tolsti vrh. To the right of Storžič a piece of Krvavec ski resort is revealed. On the other side, if you continue along the Kriška gora towards Tolsti vrh, you will see the beautiful mountain Stol (Hochstuhl) and Begunjščica, Košutna and the valleys. Krška gora is a wonderful, undemanding ascent, which with its 1471 meters offers a beautiful view and an unforgettable experience.