The primeval Šumnik Forest

The primeval Šumnik Forest is a strictly protected forest reserve. It covers 15 ha, and nothing in it has ever been cut. It is preserved due to the inaccessible steep slopes of Lobnica. In 1967 it was protected as a forest with a special purpose: as the only Slovenian primeval forest on a silicate basis and one of the rare remains of the natural vegetation of Pohorje. In the primeval forest, in the Lobnica Gorge and along its waterfalls, hikers experience the original mountain wilderness.