The pristine natural ambience of Idrijske Krnice and Jelenk – where the terrain is a mesh of Dynaric, Karst, and Subalpine elements, with even some occasional Meditterranean influences reaching up from the valleys of the Soča and Idrijca rivers – is home to a rich array of local flora, including an endemic plant that thrives in this area: the Carniolan primrose (Primula x venusta).
Various panoramic points offer scenic views towards the Julian Alps to the north, to the villages of Jagršče and Šebrelje to the west, and the torrent valley of the Kanomljica River to the south-west.
From the top of Jelenk, the view is not particularly scenic, but a more panoramic view can be found at the nearby viewpoint above the slopes of the Idrijca Valley: the view opens up towards the ridges over the Idrijca and the hills of Škofja Loka and Polhov Gradec all the way to Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain.
Besides the varied flora, you can also observe the fortifications of the Alpine Wall along the trail. They were built in the area of Idrijske Krnice during the interwar period between WW1 and WW2 by the Italian army.