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Nahorevo - Skakavac Waterfall

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Destination Sarajevo
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The surroundings of Sarajevo hide beautiful natural landscapes and the Protected Natural Area Skakavac is one of the pearls you must visit.
Open
moderate
Distance 14.4 km
5:29 h
799 m
799 m
1,210 m
751 m

Just ten kilometers from downtown Sarajevo, the area around Skakavac Waterfall is ideal for a day trip to nature for the whole family

This natural area covers 1430.7 hectares and is rich in plant and animal species, and there are marked trails for walking and biking leading to the 98m high Skakavac Waterfall.

From the center of the town towards Skakavac, there is the minibus line no. 69 departing from the bus terminal on Sutjeska Street, towards Nahorevo. The last stop Nahorevo is also the point from which your walking adventure begins, and you need to do is to follow the paved path and directions to Skakavac. After the only major climb on the route, you will reach the end of the paved road and continue your walk along the broad macadam road, all the way to the Promaja lodge where you can refresh yourself with local delicacies. This spot is about 3.5 km away, or just over an hour's walk from the bus station.

Behind the Promaja lodge there is a sign indicating the entrance to the Protected Natural Area, and then you continue your walk along the right-hand side of the macadam road until the turn sign towards Skakavac Waterfall. On the path leading through the forest you will reach a vantage point above the waterfall and then go down the stairs to the foot of this remarkable natural phenomenon.

Skakavac Waterfall is the farthest point of this route, and the return follows the other side of the natural area through the forest, a marked path all the way to Promaja lodge, and further along a macadam and asphalt road to the Nahorevo bus station.

Author’s recommendation

After visiting the Skakavac Waterfall, you can continue your walk on the asphalt road through the village of Nahorevo and descend 1 km (15 min) to the Restaurant Lovački dom "Kod Majmuna" and enjoy gastronomic specialties. Also, on your return by minibus, you can also get off at the Jezero bus station and visit Sarajevo Zoo Park Pionirska dolina.
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Author
Enis Avdic
Update: October 21, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,210 m
Lowest point
751 m
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Track types

Dirt road 42.98%Path 30.79%Road 0.31%Unknown 25.90%
Dirt road
6.2 km
Path
4.4 km
Road
0 km
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3.7 km
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Rest stops

Lovački Dom Kod Majmuna

Safety information

The tour takes a wide road from the bus station to the entrance to the Skakavac Protected Natural Area, followed by a well-marked path to the waterfall and back. There are no security threats or mined areas.

Tips and hints

The tour does not require much exertion and is suitable as an all day trip for families. Benches and resting places have been set up within the Skakavac Protected Area. We recommend that you bring plenty of water and food for a day trip.

Start

Nahorevo Bus Station (751 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.910078, 18.410211
DMS
43°54'36.3"N 18°24'36.8"E
UTM
34T 292049 4865146
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Destination

Skakavac Waterfall

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Nahorevo bus station, take the asphalted road for 1.2 km (15-20 min) to the intersection where you have to turn left on an uphill road and after 200 m you will reach the beginning of the macadam road. Continue straight on a wide dirt road with a gentle ascent for the next 1.3 km (25-30 min) when you will pass an intersection at which the side road branches off to the right. Continue straight along the main road along the serpentine route and after 1 km (15 -20 min) you will reach the Promaja tavern and the entrance to the Skakavac Protected Natural Area. Continue the path towards the waterfall along the macadam road with a gentle ascent until you reach a sign for a turn left onto a forest path in the direction of Skakavac Waterfall. Follow the marked path all the way to the lookout above the waterfall, then descend through the forest to the foot of the waterfall. Continue to follow the marked path through the forest until you return to the entrance to the Skakavac Protected Natural Area, from where you descend towards Nahorevo on a macadam and asphalt road, which you have also taken to get to this spot.

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Coordinates

DD
43.910078, 18.410211
DMS
43°54'36.3"N 18°24'36.8"E
UTM
34T 292049 4865146
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Equipment

Rugged shoes are recommended because of the terrain, and layered clothing for differences in temperature during climbing and walking through the woods and below the waterfall. If you decide to visit this area in the winter, we recommend that you check the condition of the roads and bring appropriate equipment for walking in the snow.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
5:29 h
Ascent
799 m
Descent
799 m
Highest point
1,210 m
Lowest point
751 m
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