Grintovec is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kamnik, Kamnik, Slovenia that features a great forest setting and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

Distance: 6.0 miles Elevation Gain: 5,337 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Grintovec is the highest peak in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps. There are two trail headheads you can park at: Kamniska Bistrica is a very easy drive and plenty of parking; V Koncu is up further on a dirt road but parking could be a challenge. The dirt road is easy to drive and it will save you a few miles. The trip can be divided into three parts: dirt road(if you park at the large parking lot), forest ascent, and Grintovec Summit. No trees, no flies, incredible vistas, but lots of rock steps. Tips: Go early, watch weather carefully, and look at booking a night at the cabin, splitting this into two days.

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8 months ago

This peak is the second highest in Slovenia. There are two trail headheads you can park at: Kamniska Bistrica is a very easy drive and plenty of parking; V Koncu is up further on a dirt road but parking could be a challenge. The dirt road is easy to drive and it will save you a few miles. The trip can be divided into three parts: dirt road(if you park at the large parking lot), forest ascent, and Grintovec Summit. The dirt road is about 2 miles and you will gain 1000 feet. The forest ascent is hard as you climb 3000 feet in about 2 miles. In Summer it is hot humid and plenty of houseflies. At the crest is a Slovenia Cabin where you can eat and drink. The Grintovec Summit part is 2 miles in 2000 feet. No trees, no flies, incredible vistas, but lots of rock steps. Tips: Be in great shape, go early, watch weather carefully, and look at booking a night at the cabin and do this in two days. My family and I did this in one long day.