Behind the Pericnik waterfall
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Peričnik Waterfall

The Pericnik waterfall is an extraordinary waterfall. From the road, you wouldn’t tell. But once you have walked the climb up to the waterfall, you will see what makes this waterfall so unique. In this article, all about this beautiful waterfall in Triglav National Park.

Walk behind the waterfall

At first glance, the Peričnik waterfall just looks like a tall waterfall. But you can walk behind this waterfall! Just keep two things in mind: yes you will get (a little) wet. And make sure you have good mountain boots. There is a sandy path behind the waterfall which is sloping and not easy to walk on. So not a good plan for young children!

  1. Hiking routes up

From the car park, two routes go up to the waterfall. The left route is slightly more passable than the other. Watch out, the path up is full of roots and stones. The climb up is not recommended for anyone with poor mobility or people with poor fitness.

If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can go around behind the waterfall and continue back via the other route.

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How to get to Peričnik Waterfall

The waterfall is located in the Triglav National Park in northern Slovenia, near Mojstrana.

By car

  • On the road between Kranjska Gora and Jessenice, follow the signs for Mojstrana.
  • Drive through the village, right past the ‘Mercator’ supermarket and follow the local road to the Vrata valley.
  • On the road you will pass several parking places, also indicating whether there is expected to be any space near the waterfall.
  • We recommend the car park right by the waterfall, as you also have to climb up towards it.


Parking at the waterfall is not free. You need to buy a parking ticket at the restaurant/house which is next to the car park. You pay €10 for parking for 2 hours. Entrance to the waterfall is free.

From earlier parking areas, it is quite a long walk along the road before you reach the waterfall, where you still have to go up.

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