The Veliki (Big) Kozjak waterfall is a pretty popular sight of the Soča Valley. The waterfall is very picturesque since it is caught in a kind of a stony amphitheatre. There are two accesses to the waterfall but we would definitely recommend the one crossing the Soča River. The reason is quite obvious.
The bridge is located behind the camping site of Kamp Lazar. Don’t try to park there in the season.
The Kozjak stream is feeding the Soča river from the left. It springs high beneath Mt. Krnčica (2142 m) and makes six waterfalls and many pools. There is a small waterfall under the stone bridge half way to the Veliki Kozjak. The path which takes apr. 20 minutes is following the stream from there on.
The access is over the kind of a wooden bridges and usually slippery.
The waterfall carved an underground hall. Its bottom is covered by a vast blue and green pool, and its walls are reminiscent of those in the Karst caves.
A 15 meter high white water column offers its visitors an unforgettable scenery.
Only a small amount of light gets into the hall so it is difficult to make a good shot of the amphitheater. The best conditions are probably in the early fall and spring when more light enters from behind.
Of course one can always try to come closer but be careful!
All photos taken with mobile HuaweiP20Pro!
Text and photo: Zoran Leban Trojar