Soca-Second gorge

Second Soča gorge
Below the bridge of metal and concrete, May 2017
Second Soča gorge
The gorge close to the parking, May 2006
Halfway to the end of the gorge, Sept 2012
Another great view into the gorge, Sept 2015
The exit of the gorge, May 2011

Soča - Second gorge - Details

The river runs in a deep eroded river bed, 750 meters log and up to 15 meters deep. Tiny water streams flow from the sides of the gorge.
There is a suspension bridge over the Soča. On the other side of the Soča you can walk downstream, either by using the suspension bridge or by first walking down to the river on a path next to the suspension bridge to the rocky plateau with the concrete cake pie.
The second option is described.

This location is also starting point for a part of the Soča trail.
See the Soča trail (Soška pot) page.

How to get there
On the road from Bovec to Kranjska Gora, little over 500 meters after the crossroad to the right to Lepena there is a parking at kilometer post 14,0.

During the walk
Don’t cross the suspension bridge but walk down to the rocky plateau next to the bridge. Then walk to the right downstream until you find another (smaller) bridge of metal and concrete crossing the Soča. Cross that bridge and directly turn right and walk along the river on a narrow path. This path goes close to the gorge and is most interesting, though it may be a little tricky at places.
As an alternative, after crossing the bridge you can first follow the main path straight ahead, then turn right shortly after to follow another path that follows the river more higher along the slope, first through woods, later on the path comes close to the river. The track that can be downloaded shows both possible paths.
In both cases you will reach a more rocky part of the left bank. Continue on the rocky part, you will find back the path a little later when it continues through the woods. The track ends short after you reached the crossroad to the Lepena valley where you can find the end of the gorge.

Trip information
Duration: 38 minutes
Length: 1,5 kilometers
Height difference: 30 meters

Parking coordinates: 46.340806,13.651361
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Waypoint of the parking (Google KML): Download
Waypoint of the parking (GPX): Download
Track of the walk (Google KML): Download
Track of the walk (GPX): Download

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