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Distance

6.18 mi

Elevation gain

1,532 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

1,532 ft

Max elevation

3,528 ft

Trailrank

62

Min elevation

2,432 ft

Trail type

Loop

Time

5 hours 2 minutes

Coordinates

496

Uploaded

November 4, 2013

Recorded

October 2013
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3,528 ft
2,432 ft
6.18 mi

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near Brajići (Montenegro)

Goli Vrh is an easily accessible mountain near Budva, which provides excellent views across the coast and - provided there is fine weather - to the Shkodra Lake and the mountains along the border to Albania.

The hike, which starts at an altitude of about 750 Meter passes the old fortress of Kosmas. The castle is a ruin, but still looks imposing. It would also provide for a short hike for those with little time.

Much of the trail follows the Orjen-Rumija coastal trail. It is very well marked and there is little risk of getting lost. The trail follows old military roads, which later into the hike can become overgrown but remain well visible. The trail provides some visual drama, but is never really exposed.

The final excursion to Goli Vrh departs from the long distance trail at well marked waypoints. From there, we couldn't find any markings any more. This was not a problem - in spite of thick clouds and poor visibility. Thankfully, the wind blew away the clouds at the summit, and we were able to enjoy the grandiose views. For the return, we took a slightly different route that eventually led us back to Kosmas Castle on the old military trail.

The trail more or less follows the description contained in the (German language) Montenegro hiking guide issued by the Rother publishing house.

There is a restaurant a few meters from the trailhead and carpark, in the direction of Cetenje

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Castle

01-Castle Kosmas

27-OCT-13 9:36:09
Intersection

02-Fork

27-OCT-13 9:41:28
Fountain

03-Spring Mrtvica

27-OCT-13 9:54:13
Intersection

04-Fork

27-OCT-13 13:39:59
Ruins

05-House

27-OCT-13 10:05:58
Waypoint

06-Gate

27-OCT-13 10:32:27
Waypoint

07-Memorial

27-OCT-13 10:35:35
Intersection

08-Fork

27-OCT-13 10:38:57
Summit

09-Goli Vrh

27-OCT-13 11:22:59
Intersection

10-Road

27-OCT-13 12:24:03
Intersection

11-Fork

27-OCT-13 12:28:37
Intersection

12-Fork

27-OCT-13 12:31:41
Intersection

13-Fork

27-OCT-13 12:36:13
Intersection

14-Fork

27-OCT-13 12:44:12

7 comments

  • Photo of Kralj

    Kralj Nov 5, 2013

    Very nice :)

  • Photo of Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction Nov 5, 2013

    And very close to Bar :)

  • Photo of Kralj

    Kralj Nov 5, 2013

    And during RMT :)

  • Photo of Tini Hart

    Tini Hart Nov 9, 2013

    Wow - so picturesque! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/goli-vrh-and-kosmas-castle-5573186/photo-2945921

  • Photo of Tini Hart

    Tini Hart Nov 9, 2013

    Incredible - what a brilliant shot! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/goli-vrh-and-kosmas-castle-5573186#wp-5573191/photo-2945954

  • Photo of Tini Hart

    Tini Hart Nov 9, 2013

    Super! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/goli-vrh-and-kosmas-castle-5573186#wp-5573195/photo-2945972

  • Photo of Palmtreeproduction

    Palmtreeproduction Nov 10, 2013

    It was not a difficult hike - though orientation in the clouds a little tricky - overall extremely rewarding especially for the late fall season! https://www.wikiloc.com/outdoor-trails/goli-vrh-and-kosmas-castle-5573186#wp-5573195/photo-2945972

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