Natural sights

Zapoška Waterfalls

Zapoška stream has carved a hardly negotiable ravine into the south slopes of 'subalpine' Mt. Porezen. This trip only visits its lower section where two quite easily accessible waterfalls are located. Especially the second waterfall is worth seeing since it is created by a confluence of two streams in a fascinating rock amphitheater. A delightful short trip, which you can combine with the ascent to Mt. Porezen.

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Basic information
LocationPoče (Cerkno), North Primorska
Type: waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 700 m
Trip duration: 1.5 h
Difficulty:
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How to get there:
You can come to Cerkno through Poljanska valley (Škofja Loka - Hotavlje - Cerkno), Selška valley (Škofja Loka - Železniki - Davča - Cerkno) or from Primorska region (from Idrija or Most na Soči). Once in the center of Cerkno look for the signposts for Zakojca, which direct you northwards. An asphalt road begins to ascend gradually. At the only crossroad turn right towards Poče. Park around 100 m before the first houses in Poče at a sharp right turn. Be careful not to hinder the passing tractors!

Description:
It is hard to get lost here. Simply follow a tractor road which takes you to a stream and then continue along the stream to the waterfalls. You will walk about 20 minutes to the first one and additional 10 minutes to the second one, where two separate streams actually come together in one waterfall. If there is lots of water, it might be difficult to get really close to the second waterfall, but in the summer drought you might be disappointed by the water level. Return to the start point the same way or make a short detour across the meadows around Poče (see GPS data).

Basic info:
Duration: 1.30 h
Length: 3.5 km
Altitude difference: 190 m
Type of path: easy unmarked path




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Zapoški slapovi
Zapoška stream has carved a hardly negotiable ravine into the south slopes of 'subalpine' Mt. Porezen. This trip only visits its lower section where two quite easily accessible waterfalls are located. Especially the second waterfall is worth seeing since it is created by a confluence of two streams in a fascinating rock amphitheater. A delightful short trip, which you can combine with the ascent to Mt. Porezen.