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Sarajevo Hiking Trails that starts in the City Center

Here is a list of favorite Sarajevo hiking trails by locals. The best part is that you don’t need a car! All trails listed below can be reached by foot from the city center.

City-sightseeing can be exhausting. Break in the mountain can refresh you. Not only that you will be recharged by the fresh mountain air, but also by the stunning bird’s eye view of Sarajevo and stunning scenery.

From the walk along the abandoned bobsled track from the Olympic Games to the walk through the deep Miljacka Canyon and along the abandoned railway line from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, you will experience an amazing mixture of historic landmarks and nature.

Walk the thick forest, and along the ridge of the Olympic mountain Trebevic. Or see the highest waterfall in Bosnia, and climb the peaks of Ozren Mountain across the vast meadows and through the thick forests.

There are many hiking trails around Sarajevo, and we decided to make a list of the favorite ones by locals.

Sarajevo Hiking Trails:

  • Trebevic Mountain Sarajevo

Pino Nature Hotel – Dobre Vode – Princess trail – Peak
Pino Nature Hotel – Western Ridge – Jure Franko – Peak
Pino Nature Hotel – Dobre Vode – Zeljin Put (Puhova Ravan) – Eastern Ridge – Peak
Brus- Dobre Vode- Princess Trail – Peak

  • Sarajevski Ozren Mountain

Nahorevo – Uzevica – Skakavac Waterfall
Nahorevo – Uzevica – Skakavac Waterfall – Bukovik
Faletici – Crepoljsko – Bukovik – Skakavac Waterfall – Uzevica – Nahorevo
Sedrenik – Barice- Cavljak – Crepoljsko

  • The Canyon of Miljacka River – Abandoned Railway Line

Sarajevo ( Alifakovac) – Ciro Trail – Pale

Trebevic Mountain Sarajevo

Trebevic is one of the four Olympic mountains surrounding Sarajevo. In 1984, for the XIV Winter Olympic Games, here was held a bobsled competition.

After the war in the ’90s, bobsled remained just as a monument and reminder of one of the most beautiful periods in the life of Sarajevo’s citizens. Today, you can walk the abandoned bobsled track through thick pine and fir forest.

Narrow, and uphill streets will take you through the Old town and center of Sarajevo, to bobsled and beginning of marked hiking trail. The trail is going through the forest. Only at the ridge part, you will be exposed to the wind. Also, the trail at that part is narrow and rocky. Have in mind just to be careful and walk slowly.

Trebevic has so many trails that you can combine. Longer or shorter, loop walks or trails that have different start and end.

We would recommend these trails:

Pino Nature Hotel – Dobre Vode – Princess trail – Peak
Pino Nature Hotel – Western Ridge – Jure Franko – Peak
Pino Nature Hotel – Dobre Vode – Zeljin Put (Puhova Ravan) – Eastern Ridge – Peak
Brus- Dobre Vode- Princess Trail – Peak

All these trails are well-marked and can be combined.

Tips & Information for Trebevic Mountain Hikes

  • Princess Trail goes uphill (on the left) from the remains of the mountain hut at Dobre Vode. It’s a zig-zag trail through the forest to the top. 
  • Take a cable car from the Old town. The return ticket is 20 BAM. 
  • Stay overnight at Jure Franko Hut. It’s super peaceful, and you will enjoy the view of Sarajevo and surrounding mountains from the terrace! The price is 20 BAM per person if you don’t have a mountaineering club card. If you do have it the price is 10 BAM. Check the Facebook Page SPD Jure Franko  or message the owner of the hut Primoz Juvan at 00387 63 600 178. The hut is open every day! Also, it’s pet-friendly so you can come with your dog (if your dog is behaving good with other dogs and will not chase after the cat in the hut).
  • Trebevicki Raj Restaurant at Brus has great homemade food. Just have in mind not to descent to Pino Nature Hotel from the cable car. You need to continue to Brus. Use Google maps or an offline map from maps.me application
  • Use GPS tracks from the Wikiloc application to find hiking trails. 
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Jure Franko Hut
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Sunset over Sarajevo from Trebevic

Sarajevski Ozren Mountain

For Sarajevo citizens, Sarajevski Ozren is known just as Ozren. But, in Bosnia exist two mountains Ozren. Therefore if you’re researching online, you should probably type Sarajevo Ozren.

Ozren is rising above Sarajevo, on the opposite side of Trebevic Mountain. It offers a great view of Sarajevo and the surrounding mountains. What you will see depends where you go. For example, from Spicasta Stijena Viewpoint and nearby 105th Motorized Brigade Museum, you will have an amazing view of the almost whole town. This viewpoint is easily reachable from the Sedrenik neighborhood in the center of Sarajevo.

There are numerous places you can visit at Ozren. The most popular are Barice, Cavljak, Crepoljsko, Bukovik, and Skakavac Waterfall. Technically, hiking trails to all these places are not demanding. They go from easy to moderate.

The best thing is that landscape is changing, from thick forests to vast meadows with panorama views. And there are mountain huts, households, and small outdoor cafes where you can take a break and try homemade food and drinks.

We would recommend the following trails:

Nahorevo – Uzevica – Skakavac Waterfall
Nahorevo – Uzevica – Skakavac Waterfall – Bukovik
Faletici – Crepoljsko – Bukovik – Skakavac Waterfall – Uzevica – Nahorevo
Sedrenik – Barice- Cavljak – Crepoljsko

Tips & Information for Sarajevski Ozren Hikes

  • Use GPS tracks from Wikiloc and Maps.me offline map to navigate through the town areas. 
  • Nahorevo, Sedrenik, and Faletici are neighborhoods of Sarajevo. Therefore, you will first walk on the asphalt and then later come to the gravel road, and hiking trail. 
  • If you want to walk less on the asphalt and through the town, use the buses from the Old town and center to come closer to the start of the hike:
  1. Take bus number 69 from Sutjeska street in the center of Sarajevo to Nahorevo. This way you will walk less on the asphalt. The ticket is one way and the price is around 2 BAM. You’re buying it from the bus driver. Exit at the last stop. Schedule check here
  2. Take bus number 74 Park – Sedrenik. Type Park Terminal in Google to find station from where the bus 74 goes to Sedrenik. It’s situated in Kosevo Street, close to the junction for Marsala Tita Street. Schedule check here  Use the Google or maps.me offline map to see where you need to exit. I would suggest the stop after Sedrenik Mosque. The ticket is one way and the price is around 2 BAM. You’re buying it from the bus driver.
  3. Take bus number 52 Bascarsija Faletici. The bus stop is behind the tram stop Bascarsija. Schedule check here. Exit at Donje Biosko near the Restoran Dom Faletici Hut. Use Google map of maps.me offline map to follow stops and see where you need to exit. The ticket is one way and the price is around 2 BAM. You’re buying it from the bus driver.

Vlog about the day hike from Sarajevo. Hiking from Cavljak to Crepoljsko

The Canyon of Miljacka River: Abandoned Ciro Railway Line Walk

In Bosnia used to operate a narrow-gauge steam train known as the Ciro train. Ciro started his amazing journey in the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and continued to transport people and goods almost until the split of Yugoslavia. 

One of the routes of the Ciro train was Sarajevo- Visegrad and further to Serbia. The railway line went from Sarajevo through the canyon of Miljacka to the eastern border of the country.

Today, part of the railway line that went through Sarajevo is transformed into the asphalt road. But, the section through the Miljacka Canyon still exists. It is abandoned and overgrown into the forest. 

Walking through the abandoned tunnels and across the railway bridges makes adrenaline rush through your body. It’s a real adventure! And the scenery of the canyon is amazing! It’s following the slopes of Trebevic Mountain toward Jahorina. On your way from Sarajevo to Pale, you’re also crossing wild mountainous river Bistrica. 

To come to the first tunnel, and the start of the trail, you need to walk from the City Hall through the narrow uphill streets of the Old town. The view of the town is great! Don’t forget to bring a camera to give yourself time to enjoy the view of the town!

Tips & advice for Ciro Railway Line Walk

  • You can walk to Pale through the canyon and return by a local bus. 
  • Use GPS track to find the start of the trail in the Old town.
  • For more information about the trail go to our post dedicated only to Ciro Trail 
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Railway Bridge on the Ciro Trail

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