Black Lake- Bistriško Pohorje
A lovely easy path leads the whole family to the Black Lake in the Bistriško Pohorje hills. The trail across wooden footbridges, from the direction of “Dom Na Osankarici Hut”, is a most interesting hiking adventure for children.
The Black Lake is black indeed! Its water is actually crystal clear, but organic waste of plants and animals gathers at the bottom and creates a thick layer of silt which gives the lake its typical black colour (Source: Slotrips website).
It is situated in a marshy area in the middle of Pohorje woods and presents a nice spot for a short trip; a lovely path across wooden footbridges leads to it from the direction of “Dom Na Osankarici” Hut. The area around the lake is protected as a natural reserve (Source: Slotrips website). The trip is suitable for children of all ages, however, the youngest ones (under 3 years of age) need a little help. The wooden footbridge has actually proven to be a most entertaining hiking distraction and it motivated our kids to move further without any struggle. The terrain is not suitable for a stroller; however, one can carry a baby in a baby carrier since the easy trail does not go uphill.
Parents, I guarantee you will not be able to keep your hands off your camera and make hundreds of photos of your photogenic children ;).
Did you know that the lake is actually artificial? The Črnava stream was dammed about 150 years ago for the purpose of transporting wood into the valley. The nature around the lake is beautiful and tranquil. Find a place to rest and take a moment for yourself - far away from the madding crowd.
Dom na Osankarici
The hut takes care of every hungry mouth! This hike requires effort and just about every little hiker deserves something sweet to replenish his or her energy!
In winter, the Trije Kralji Hill in the immediate vicinity turns into ski slopes. There are also enough suitable terrains for cross-country skiing. In addition, there is also a museum of the Pohorje Battalion and a memorial to its last battle. “Dom na Osankarici” Hut is an ideal starting point for trips to Black Lake, Areh, Šumik Waterfall, Klopni vrh Lodge and Rogla.
Due to a large-scale fire in 2021, the home is currently being renovated.
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If you wish to make this road trip longer, you continue walking on the marked path towards Sv. Trije Kralji Hill or to Šumik Waterfall.
We highly recommend this location!