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

4 Mountain Hike • Croatia
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Terra Dinarica
  • Kolovratske stijene
    / Kolovratske stijene
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Mountain hut Stalak
    / Mountain hut Stalak
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Mountain hut Duliba
    / Mountain hut Duliba
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Putokazi pod velikom Javornicom
    / Putokazi pod velikom Javornicom
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Velika Javornica s Razbijenog vrha
    / Velika Javornica s Razbijenog vrha
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Vrh Velike Javornice
    / Vrh Velike Javornice
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Terra Dinarica
  • Vrh Velike Javornice
    / Vrh Velike Javornice
    Photo: Damir Kuzmanić, Terra Dinarica
  • Žig Kolovratskih stijena
    / Žig Kolovratskih stijena
    Photo: HPD Vihor, Terra Dinarica
  • Žig Velike Javornice
    / Žig Velike Javornice
    Photo: HPD Vihor, Terra Dinarica
Map / Via Dinarica HR-W-07 Along Kapela Hiking Trail towards the Adriatic sea
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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.
medium
11.7 km
6:00 h
287 m
762 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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Author
Alan Čaplar
Updated: 2016-08-03

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1357 m
754 m
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Start

Mountain hut Dragutin Hirc (1354 m)
Coordinates:
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45.205206 N 14.990379 E
UTM
33T 499244 5005746

Destination

Mountain hut Zelena kuća

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Comments and ratings (5)

Elina Mattila
2018-07-01
From Dragutin/Miroslav hut the trail is well marked but in terrible condition! I'd recommend to get on the asphalt road as soon as you can. From Stalak the trail improves. I think names Duliba/Zelena are used interchangably now; either way, there's an unserviced hut with wooden bunks, picnic tables and a covered well with water.
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Lenka Syrovatkova
2017-06-14
From V. Javornica to Stalak we try to choose forest roads instead of overgrown trails if possible. Water at Stalak, hike to Duliba huts. First is almost demolished, second hut Zelena Kuca in very good condition, relatively clean, wooden bunks and big well with water. Good place for night.
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First hut Duliba
First hut Duliba
Photo: Lenka Syrovatkova, Community
Zelena Kuca
Zelena Kuca
Photo: Lenka Syrovatkova, Community

Eva Smeele
2016-09-29
I hiked the asphalt road instead of the trail. Biking would be better, but I really liked the area and enjoyed the walk. Nice views and sweet villages with great people.
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Difficulty
medium
Distance
11.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
287 m
Descent
762 m
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