Route: Hajdučka Vrata (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Submitted by Jack Kuenzle on Tue, 10/13/2020 - 06:20pm
Location
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Distance
16 km
Vertical Gain
1750 m
Description

If there is a Bosnian short distance, mountain running, test piece, the round trip from the village of Diva Grabovica to Hajdučka Vrata is it. Possibly the most popular natural attraction in Bosnia, the Hajdučka Vrata is a classic hike in Herzegovina. Meaning "Outlaw's Gate", the natural stone arch features incredible views of the valley thousands of feet below. The run up is extremely sustained climbing but features shade throughout and two springs with piped, flowing water. Time starts where the single track trail begins, at the start of the red and white blazes and the intersection with the river bed. There is a well maintained mountain hut about 4.5 km up the trail. The trail winds through forests for the first 5.5 km, and then turns sharply up slope for the final 3. The trail is steeper here, less shaded, and is poorer maintained. In the winter of 2019/2020 this section of the trail was damaged by an avalanche. After cresting the ridge, turn left at the junction, descend about 50 m, tag the arch and descend back to the TH for your time. There are segments for both the ascent and the descent but both are considerably short of the actual trailhead, so please report your full TH-summit-TH time.

Ascent Strava segment: 

https://www.strava.com/segments/20743865

Descent Strava segment:

https://www.strava.com/segments/17542927

 

 

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