OverviewGeographical structure: Eastern Alps > Kamnik Alps group > Krvavec group.
Vrh Korena is not located in the main ridge of Kamnik Alps group but in secondary ridge that comes from Grintovec and Kocna over the Kalski Greben in the middle of the Krvavec group from the north side. The Krvavec group is the small group on the south side of the main ridge of Kamnik Alps group and has many nice mountains with the highest mountain Kalski Greben. Then to the SE from Kalski Greben is Jermanov turn (1951m), Vrh Korena (1999m). From Vrh Korena go two ridges.
On ridge goes in the SW direction and over the airy ridge of Jez reaches the highest point of the skiing area Krvavec and the summit of Veliki Zvoh (1971m). From the Veliki Zvoh forward is the landscape a bit diffrent. Instead of the steep slopes and dwarf pine are now there long grassy slopes and nice meadows that are very popular for hiking in Summer time because in Winter time there is the skiing area Krvavec. On that slopes there are also some summits: Gradisce (1697m), Krvavec (1853m), Krizisce (1658m) and Kamniski vrh (1259m).
The second ridge from Vrh Korena goes in the east direction and reaches soon the summit of Kompotela (1989m) and before that ridge falls down in the valley of Kamniska Bistrica goes over the summit of Mokrica (1853m). From the summit of Kompotela goes also in the south direction another small ridge where is located the last important mountain in this area Kosutna (1974m).
This area is famous because of beautiful tour skiing in Winter conditions but here you will meet many hikers in snowless conditions because from all the summits is very nice view on the giants of Kamnik Alps group in the main ridge.
Vrh Korena is the highest mountain of Krvavec group. The easiest approach goes through the valley on the SE side of Vrh Korena. On the east side is Vrh Korena connected with Kompotela, on the west side with the south slopes of Kalski Greben and on the SW side with ridge called Jez. On the north side has the steep face that then falls in the wild valley Jermenci and later down in the valley Kamniska Bistrica. In the nearness of Kompotela are many marked routes and all the routes are not hard except some parts of the marked route over the airy ridge of Jez between veliki Zvoh and Vrh Korena. For more information about the routes check the section Routes overview.
A orientation map of Kamnik Alps - Krvavec group. Huts are: (1) Gom na Gospincu, (2) Koca v Kamniski Bistrici, (3) Koca na Kokrskem sedlu. Kompotela is in the nearness of Kalska Gora and Krvavec.
You have many possibilties from where you start hiking on Vrh Korena. The first possibility is from the valley of Kokra, the second is from the skiing area Krvavec, the third is from the second valley Korosica of the main valley Kamniska Bistrica.
For a better overview check the page of Kamnik Alps GROUP.
Kamniske in Savinjske Alpe. Planinska zveza Slovenije, 1:50000
Grintovci. Planinska zveza Slovenije, 1:25000
A detailed map of Krvavec group.
1. From the valley Kokra, over the meadow Dolga njiva. (very nice tour skiing) Description.
2. From the Krvavec skiing area over the summit of Veliki Zvoh and over the airy ridge of Jez. Description.
3. From the valley Korosica and over the meadow Planina Koren and through the valley on the SE side on the top. (very nice route for skiing) Description.
Red TapeNo limitations. But please take care of the nature.
Camping and hutsIn the valleys there are many tourist resorts.
If you go on Vrh Korena from the Krvavec skiing area you will go by the hut Dom na Gospincu.
Planinski dom na Gospincu, 1491m : The hut leads in nearness of upper station of cable car on Krvavec on the down side of skiing area. It is supplied by PD Kranj. It has 53 beds and it is opened all the season.
Phone: 003864 201 29 22
0038650 633 035
In the nearness of the starting point the valley Korosica is also the hut in the valley Kamniska Bistrica, the hut Dom v Kamniski Bistrici.
Dom v Kamniski Bistrici, 601m : The hut leads in nearness of Kamniska Bistrica spring. It is supplied by PD Ljubljana-Matica. It is open all year. There is always a lot of people because is very popular point. In the hut is 33 beds for sleeping.
Phone: 003861832 57 16