Hike up to the Lake Bled Bench

Rate this Adventure 10b Kidričeva cesta

Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

300 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Alyssa Ramirez

Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic

Beautiful views over Lake Bled and the surrounding mountains from a very well-placed bench.

For this hike, you'll want to park in the parking area at the little beach called Velika Zaka. Then, with your back to the lake, cross the road to the wooded area and walk to the left a little ways until you see an entrance into the woods (I took a picture of what it looks like and included it in this post). You'll also see a wooden stake to the left of the entrance that says 'Velika Osojnica' and 'Ojstrica' on it. Neither of these words mean 'bench', but this is the trail head. It'll take you about 20-30 minutes to get to the bench, depending on how many times you stop and lament how steep it is.

Once on the trail, you'll start walking uphill right away and it's pretty much constantly uphill (at varying degrees) the whole time. It had recently rained when we were there, so it was also very muddy (aka definitely wear sturdy shoes). There are a few spots on the trail where there's a fork; stay to the right at each of these to get to the bench.

The last part of the trail is rocky and you'll probably want to use your hands to help you climb up and over the rocks. When you get to the top, you'll be greeted by the bench and beautiful views of Lake Bled. We only saw a few other people on this trail, and had the bench to ourselves for awhile.

Follow the same route back down to the trail head. Enjoy!

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Distance

1 Miles

Elevation Gain

300 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Alyssa Ramirez

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike around Lake Bled, Slovenia

Adventure

Hike the Vintgar Gorge

Adventure

Hike to Viševnik

Adventure

Photograph the Church of Saints Primus and Felician

More Nearby Adventures

Tours

More Tours

Related Stories

destinations

WATCH: A Way of Life Under Attack - 'Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee'

All over this country, indigenous people are literally just fighting for their identity.

gear

Patagonia's First Ever Product Collaboration: Danner & Patagonia Wading Boots

Debuted at Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018, Patagonia's newest fly fishing products are now available.

activities

The World's Gnarliest Bike Race: 1000+ Miles on the Silk Road

"How tough it will be cannot be understated, but as Mike Hall once said, 'Nothing that’s worth an...

photography

How Landscape Photographers Can Improve at Leave No Trace

We often talk about “leaving no trace” in the outdoors. You don't take anything from the wilderne...

More Stories