Pokljuka is a high Karst plateau in the Julian Alps covered with forest. It is the largest forest area in the Triglav National Park. It is 20 km long and almost as wide. Between 1000 and 1400 m above sea level, there are around 6300 ha of forests, dominated by spruce (97%).

Sport activities

Pokljuka is the starting point for many hiking trails in the high mountains of the Julian Alps. In winter, Pokljuka is covered in a thick blanket of snow, and there are a number of well-maintained cross-country skiing trails through spruce forests. In winter, Pokljuka hosts international biathlon competitions (including the World Cup).

Mountain Pastures

The most famous mountain pastures are:

Klek, Lipanca, Praprotnica, Zajamniki, Jelje, Uskovnica, Javornik, Kranjska dolina, Konjska dolina, Velika raven, Belska planina, Grajska planina, Rečiška planina, Rudno polje and Repečnikov rovt. Livestock is still grazing on some of them from June to September, and you can buy local products such as milk, cottage cheese and cheese from the shepherds.