Grmada above Celje (718 m/ 2355 ft)

Grmada is hill above Celje and it is a popular hiking destination.

Mountain name: Grmada abave Celje
Mountain group:  Zasavje and Posavje hills
Altitude: 718 m / 2355 ft
Geographical location: 46.266259, 13.658247
Google map: Grmada

 

Grmada is a popular hiking destination. It is located to the south of Celje above the village of Zagrad. Nature allowed access to Grmada from three sides with three trails of varying difficulty. The first one runs along the standard route to Celjska koča and then branches off to Grmada over the ridges. Above the first ridge, there is a natural rock that used to be popular with alpine climbers. Today, it is a part of the Natura 2000 part and the nesting place for protected bird species and therefore, climbing is not allowed there in the spring and summer.

The top of Grmada with a large cross affords magnificent views of the Posavje hills, Old Castle, Celje, and the Savinja Valley. In clear weather, one can even see Pohorje, as well as the Julian Alps, Kamnik–Savinja Alps and Karavanke mountains.