The easiest access to Platak is by car using the old Louisiana road Rijeka-Zagreb (not the new motorway). About 2 km above the Kamenjak mountain there is sign post and junction towards Platak and another 8 km of good, asphalted, sloping road which will take us to Platak parking lot near the Sušak Lodge.
First option is to start at the asphalt road opposite of the Platak
mountain hut (1.111 mtrs). Follow the markings and climb to the lower ski station lifts Tešanj and continue right to the forest road, where markings from Sušak
mountain hut are coming.
Second option is to start from the big parking lot or from the Sušak
hut. From there you have to reach forest road near the Radeševo ski station and continue along this road until the place where markings from Platak
hut will join.
Now the path turns immediately on the right through the beech wood forest, than it crosses the road again and finally the road will leads us to a crossing (1.278 mtrs), where on the right path goes to Risnjak
and access to the top of the Snježnik
ridge, and to the left towards the refuge under the Snježnik
peak via through Grlo
Our path is the left one - through Grlo ('kroz grlo
From here you need some 30 min to reach the summit. After few minutes along the forest road the path will become narrow and gradually steeper, but still under the nice beech wood forest. The steepest part starts when you exit the forest on Snježnik
W slope right below the hut. From here you can see the summit.
Good hiking shoes and for winter ascents crampons and ice axe can be very useful.