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Mountain Hike Stage 8

Via Dinarica HR-W-07 Along Kapela Hiking Trail towards the Adriatic sea

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  • Kolovratske stijene
    / Kolovratske stijene
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Mountain hut Stalak
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Mountain hut Duliba
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Putokazi pod velikom Javornicom
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Velika Javornica s Razbijenog vrha
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Vrh Velike Javornice
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Vrh Velike Javornice
    Photo: Damir Kuzmanić, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Žig Kolovratskih stijena
    Photo: HPD Vihor, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
  • / Žig Velike Javornice
    Photo: HPD Vihor, terra-dinarica-tourenerfassung
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In the area where Velika Kapela approaches the sea, we come across one of the largest forest expanses in Croatia. There are no settlements in the area from Bjelolasica and the sites of Bijele stijene and Samarske stijene to the edge of the regions of Gorski kotar and Primorje, and the entire area is marked by little known, rarely visited and very wide mixed forests. It is almost incredible that this particular part of Velika Kapela has remained preserved and unknown until the present day, given the closeness of the sea and relatively low elevations in the area.
moderate
Distance 11.7 km
6:00 h
222 m
702 m
The key element of the route in this area is the Kapela Hiking Trail – one of the most beautiful hiking tours in Croatia. This trail leads from Mrkopalj to Klenovica in the region of Hrvatsko primorje.      

The trail for climbing to the peak of Velika Javornica begins in the middle of the forest, as a branch of the main access trail for the climb from Begova staza to Bijele stijene. The beginning of that branch is 10 minutes of hiking away from the mountain hut at Bijele stijene, and 30 minutes of hiking away from the forest turnaround below Bijele stijene. By following the route of the Kapela Hiking Trail, the White Line takes us through the forest in a permanent climb without open views. The first view is offered from the peak of Velika Javornica itself. The path is not demanding. From Velika Javornica, the trail then descends towards the road linking Novi Vinodolski and Jasenak. We reach that road at the abandoned forest ranger station Stalak. One part of the ranger station facility is put to use as a mountain hut. In further one hour of hiking, we reach a wooden mountain hut called Zelena kuća or Duliba. This facility is in poor shape and has no supplies (with the exception of a water cistern).

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Alan Čaplar
Update: August 03, 2016
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,356 m
Lowest point
754 m
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Mountain hut Dragutin Hirc (1,354 m)
Coordinates:
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45.205206, 14.990379
DMS
45°12'18.7"N 14°59'25.4"E
UTM
33T 499244 5005746
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Destination

Mountain hut Zelena kuća

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Coordinates

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45.205206, 14.990379
DMS
45°12'18.7"N 14°59'25.4"E
UTM
33T 499244 5005746
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Sven Nit
August 31, 2021 · Community
Combined stage 8,7 and a part of 6 in one day (Vratnik to Hirz Hut) going northbound. Duliba is really only for emergencies. Really old and dirty. Trail and markings are ok with GPS it's easy.
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Maruša Orel
June 08, 2021 · Community
Trail is maintained and well signed, I almost didn't need app. It goes through the forest, so it's a really chilly and relaxing hike. Just a little bit of a gravel road, the rest is nice trail. Water is at Stalak (hut is in a really bad condition, not good to sleep there) and at Duliba (there is an animal in a well, I think it's a rat, but I still took it, because I really needed it-I filtered it twice, with my Sawyer filter and pills, without pills is not ok). Duliba has two doors. If you enter throught the doors on the left, it's in terible condition, a lot of things from imigrants (photos), but if you enter throught the doors on the right it looks much better (photos)
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When did you do this route? June 05, 2021
Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
Photo: Maruša Orel, Community
Thomas Furter
August 31, 2020 · Community
Due to the negative trail comments we bypassed this stage on roads and gravel roads trying to find the shortest way down to Senj (around 40km). We picked up water at Hirtz hut, approx. 5l per person. Nice walk during night with moon light. If interested, gpx data are available (contact via wurzelkocher.ch).
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Senj by night
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
222 m
Descent
702 m
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