Triglav National Park: Hiking Slovenia's Stunning Alps
The importance of Mount Triglav, pictured in the background, cannot be understated. Although just 9,400 feet (2,865 m) in elevation, it is both the visual and figurative king of the Julian Alps—which are the southeastern, and mostly Slovenian, section of the famed European mountain range. In fact, Triglav’s prominence, run-off, and far-reaching geological impact are so important to the nation that Slovenia included the “three-headed” peak on its official emblem and flag.
Green—that’s the best way to describe this New Hampshire-sized country. Since more than 50% of Slovenia is forested, you will see no shortage of green (or, in autumn, New Hampshire-worthy shades of red, gold, and yellow) during your visit. Whether hiking along the Seven Lakes of Triglav, through the Julians' many gorges, or across Trenta and Logar valleys (more on those soon), you will be bathed in green. Beech and spruce trees are everywhere and ever-present. In fact, except for Scandinavia, Slovenia has more forest cover relative to its size than any other country on the continent.