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Donje Bare – Kovačev Panj

Hiking Trail · Bosnia and Herzegovina
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    Photo: Dado Delić, Terra Dinarica
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    Photo: Dado Delić, Terra Dinarica
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    Photo: Dado Delić, Terra Dinarica
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    Photo: Dado Delić, Terra Dinarica
Map / Donje Bare – Kovačev Panj
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This easy hike leads you through history, beautiful scenery and B&H's oldest National Park, Sutjeska.
9.4 km
5:29 h
956 m
370 m
The hike starts from the parking spot at Donje Bare (1490 m), and finishes at the main road of National Park Sutjeska, just 3, 5 km away from the Tjentiste memorial (600 m). The parking is situated near the lake, and there is a mountain hut which is possible to rent, but it is advised to make a reservation at the info center of National Park Sutjeska, due to availability issues during the high seasonal. Behind the hut, at the most western part of the lake, there is a source of fresh water. 

From the Lake, the path goes east and orientation shouldn’t be difficult, as your goal is to descend into the canyon of Sutjeska River. Before turning left and starting your descent, it is recommended to continue going forward for an additional 10 minutes, to the view point Boric. Overlooking the Canyon of Sutjeska River from Boric, it’s possible to see the highest peak of B&H, Maglic, as well as Volujak Moutain and even Durmitor Mountain in Montenegro.  

Once you are back at the junction, there is a point sign towards Kovacev Panj. Follow the gully across the meadow and soon, red and white circles will appear on the trees, as you will enter high beech forest. 

Although the path is not frequently used, all markings have recently been repainted and the path is very obvious and easy to follow. After two hours, you should reach the main road of Tjentiste. Follow the road north and in 30 minutes you will be in the center of the NPS. Historical monuments, restaurants and additional facilities can be found there.  

 

Author’s recommendation

Author: Dado Delić, Mountain Club Željezničar, Sarajevo
outdooractive.com User
Author
Dado Delic
Updated: May 29, 2016

Highest point
1520 m
Lowest point
619 m

Rest Stop

Borić Viewpoint
Mountain Hut at Donje Bare

Start

Parking spot at Donje Bare (1490 MASL) (909 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
43.330097, 18.670192
UTM
34T 311117 4800108

Destination

Main road of Sutjeska National Park

Turn-by-turn directions

Once started on the hike, take the first left turn and follow the gully. 

Public transport

There is no public transport to the location. You can rent a cab or contact Sutjeska National Park for more information.

Getting there

By car from a regional road from Foča towards Tjentište, take the right turn just before the bridge just after you see a road sign to Savin Grob. From here, there is 20 km of dirt road towards Donje Bare and turnings as follow: 1st turning on right, 2nd turning on left and 3rd turning on left. All the juncions have a sign post showing the direction.

Parking

At Donje Bare, there is a big parking area with an information table about the hikes.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Distance
9.4 km
Duration
5:29 h
Ascent
956 m
Descent
370 m

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Lowest point
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