Maglić from Prijevor to Trnovačko Lake
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There are spectacular views of Volujak, Bioč, Zelengora, Trnovački Durmitor and the heart-shaped Trnovačko lake.
After some two and a half hours you reach the summit (2386 MASL). When there is no fog, the view is fantastic, but when it's foggy you see nothing but a sea of white as far as the eye can see. From the summit the walk continues towards the Montenegrin peak of Maglić. The biggest and most dangerous part of the route is behind you, and now everything seems a walk in the park. Again beautiful meadows full of flowers. The Montenegrin peak of Maglić (2388 MASL) is soon reached. There are no symbols typically found on summits in Bosnia and Herzegovina, no flags, no seal box, just a little cairn.
Track typesShow elevation profile
Safety informationBe aware of loose rocks and hikers above you. Avoid climbing if a thunderstorm is likely.
If inexperienced, take a guide!
The Via Ferata cable is well-managed.
Inform the mountain rescue team about your plans:
+38765467043 Rescue Club Wolf
Tips and hintswww.zone-2000.net
Both ways will bring you to the north ridge of Maglic, which shortly takes you to the summit of Maglic (2386 m).
From here, you descend to the other side – towards the south. Follow the marked path and continue straight south at the first crossing below the pass. The path will go slightly southeast, and after approximately 30 minutes you will reach another crossing. From there, go west (right) down over the pass and south again.
Now you will be on very a steep section considered challenging by many hikers. You will be descending towards Trnovacko lake, enjoying the view all the way. You will end up at the southern shore of the lake, and you should continue to walk around the lake. There you will see some huts, and you will meet a ranger who will charge you a tourist tax and camping fee (if you decide to stay there overnight). Further down the path, you will see a pole with the Montenegrin flag and a board with the inscription “goodbye and come again.”
From here, follow the marked path through the forest that brings you down to Suva Jezerina (meadow). There will be a crossing sign where you should turn east (right). That path goes uphill and north. You may notice that there once used to be a forest road there. Your trail goes on that road, and cuts on its curves uphill until it comes to the better sections of the road. Soon the road will pass over rocky scree slopes on the western side of Maglic, and then it is about 30 minutes more to Prijevor where you left your car. Closer to the Prijevor pass, you will see shepherd huts below -- and 50 m later -- above the road.
Public transportAvailable to Tjentiste from Sarajevo, Foca, Trebinje or Dubrovnik.
By roadFrom the regional road in Tjentiste, turn east at the sign. Follow the road and you will pass the entrance gate to the national park. Drive for about 10 km, and turn right at the junction (there is a signpost pointing to Prijevor). Soon you will reach an open area where you can see the mountain ridge of Volujak. (Just before the end, there is a water pipe below the road).
ParkingYou can park at the obvious parking spot close to the information board. Next to the information board, there is a sign that points toward Maglic, which says ''Black Trail."
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EquipmentStandard hiking gear + helmet. Some might need a rope as well.
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