All You Need To Know To Visit The Pericnik Waterfall, Slovenia

Introducing The Pericnik Waterfall

The Pericnik Waterfall is a well-known waterfall in Slovenia and is part of the Triglav National Park. There are actually two waterfalls: the Upper Pericnik Waterfall, which is 16 meters (52 feet) high and the Lower Pericnik Waterfall, which is 52 meters (171 feet) high and is usually simply known as The Pericnik Waterfall.

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Waterfall Pericnik is another delightful waterfall in the Triglav National Park, located in the gorgeous mountain valley of Vrata, a few minutes drive from the village of Mojstrana. The road from Mojstrana is a bit narrow at places and slightly winding and uphill, but not too difficult. It follows the lovely small Triglavska Bistrica river, which is so beautiful and pristine. A short 5 minute trail up to the Pericnik waterfall is fairly steep but not too hard going unless you have a mobility concern.

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The waterfall itself is stunning and very photographic, it drops a spectacular 52 meters and is one of the highest waterfalls in Slovenia. The unique thing about Pericnik is that you can walk behind the waterfall, and if you don’t mind being sprayed with mist, you can descend right down to the pool at its base. Just make sure you wear a waterproof jacket or at least a hoodie. The waterfall is also well worth seeing in winter when it turns into innumerable icicles and floes in delicate shades of blue and green.

It is also possible to climb to the Upper Pericnik waterfall. This one is smaller and has a 16-meter drop. The trail is on the left if you face the lower waterfall, the walk isn’t strenuous at all and it is more than worth the effort.

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Pericnik Waterfall Pictures

View our image gallery with 8 high-resolution photos that prove you absolutely have to visit the Pericnik Waterfall!

Two photos below by Jure Kralj
View of the 52-metre high Pericnik Waterfall in the Triglav National Park, Slovenia
The 52-metre high Pericnik Waterfall.

A behind view of the Pericnik waterfall in the Triglav National Park near Mojstrana, Slovenia
The waterfall is part of the Triglav National Park.

Photo by Erich Reisinger
A very unique view of the Pericnik waterfall in the Triglav National Park from behind
The unique thing about the waterfall is that you can walk behind it.

Photo by Klara Kulovec
View of the Pericnik Waterfall in the Vrata Valley in the Triglav National Park, Slovenia
Those who don’t mind being sprayed with mist can descend right down to the pool at Pericnik’s base.

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Photo by Bojan Kolman
Waterfall Pericnik frozen into beautiful icicles in the winter season
The waterfall is worth visiting throughout the year, but the most breathtaking sight of it is during winter when the lower part of the waterfall is frozen into beautiful white icicles.

Next 2 photos below by Daniel Tomanovic
Frozen Pericnik Waterfall with a beautiful formation of icicles in winter
A beautiful formation of icicles in winter time.

Frozen Pericnik Falls with a giant wall of icicles during the winter season
Giant wall of icicles.

Photo by Luka Esenko
The 16 metres high upper Pericnik fall in the Vrata valley in Triglav National Park, Slovenia
The 16-meter high Upper Pericnik waterfall is also worth seeing.

For more beautiful photos visit our picture gallery: 10 Beautiful Pericnik Waterfall Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip!

Waterfall Pericnik location on the map


Address: Triglavska cesta 69, 4281 Mojstrana, Slovenia
Latitude and Longitude coordinates: 46.439187, 13.894479
GPS coordinates: 46° 26′ 21.0732” N     13° 53′ 40.1244” E
Region: Gorenjska (a.k.a Upper Carniola a.k.a Slovenian Alps a.k.a Oberkrain)

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