GPS coordinates start: 42.64987,23.086676
GPS coordinates final: 42.66415,23.07844
Distance: 1.2h total (to the top and back), 4.3 km total
Degree of difficulty: ★☆☆☆☆
Krivi Kamak peak in Lyulin mountain is an easy destination for a walk in nature, if you are looking for a place for a trip up to 1 hour from Sofia.
Characteristic of Krivi Kamak is the fresh air and the wonderful panorama from three of its sides. You can see all the villages in Pernik region, the town of Pernik itself, Bankya, the village of Divotino, the village of Lyulin, and even parts of Sofia.
How to get to Krivi Kamak?
The peak (1128 m) can be reached from the village of Lyulin, located 35 minutes from Sofia.
Lyulin Mountain is smaller than its famous neighbor Vitosha, but also offers interesting destinations that can be toured in one day.
The beginning of the trail is located on the northern outskirts of the village.
We were impressed by the large and well-maintained houses, obviously, the proximity to Sofia favors the increased interest in living here.
The chimneys of Pernik and Radomir flickered on the horizon in stark contrast to the spacious Pernik valley.
The approach to the top goes along the southwestern slope of Lyulin Mountain, which is more sloping, with low grass vegetation and easy to climb.
Opposite stood the peak of Lyulin Mountain – Dupevitsa Peak (1255.8 m).
Despite the gloomy weather, at times the sun smiled at us and bathed the slope in front of us with gold.
Next was a majestic pine forest that towered proudly against the amber grass and bushes.
With company, time passed quickly and we did not feel the displacement on the slope to the peak Krivi Kamak.
It was quite muddy and despite our serious walking preparation, we managed to step firmly into several huge ponds.
At some point, black and white markings appeared in the forest, but in general there is nowhere to go wrong, the road goes straight up to the top.
Unfortunately, in spite of our desire for unforgettable views from the top, a white fluffy fog caught up with us, which enveloped us calmly with its ghostly cloak.
We took the time to replenish our rosehip supplies. I’ve been obsessed with rosehip tea lately. It turned out that rose hips have no analogue in nature with so many vitamins gathered in one natural product.
At the top of Krivi Kamak
And so smoothly, without effort, we reached the top. The panoramic views, unfortunately, did not emerge from the fog, but we were pleased with the walk and the time spent in nature.
Krivi kamak is located just after the top and has a huge, protruding shape. Remains of ritual activities have been found here and there is a hypothesis that the rock was used as a solar consecration.
The walk to Krivi Kamak is convenient as a destination, easy as a route and offers beautiful views of the vast Pernik valley. Photogenic were the numerous rose hips that diversified the landscape and we took it home as a souvenir of this beautiful place.
Other ideas for a walk in Pernik district: here