Hiking Mount Srd provides ever changing views of the city and sea below

Hiking Mount Srd in Dubrovnik: From the top down

Hiking Mount Srd in Dubrovnik is continued from Dubrovnik Cable Car to Mount Srd

After spending two hours on top of Mount Srd exploring the area and taking in the 360 degree views over Croatia’s coastline and the hills of Bosnia-Hercegovina and Montenegro, we searched for the trailhead that would lead down the hill to Dubrovnik. Since we only opted for a one-way ticket on the Dubrovnik Cable Car, we would be hiking Mount Srd down to the old town. The lengthy switchbacks stretched out below us and eventually disappeared into a forest of pines, with a field of orange rooftops appearing below the trees. We set out on the loose dirt and gravel path, having no idea how long the hike down Mount Srd might take us and woefully watched a cable car make the three minute descent.

Hiking Mount Srd on the lengthy switchbacks

We had just started our hike when we saw a cable car make the descent.

Once we started the trek, it was actually quite spectacular. The trail was fairly easy to walk on, allowing us to gaze down at the Adriatic Sea and historic city. With our shifting perspectives and the changing light, we were stopping every few minutes to snap more photos. The sun was shining, but the winds had picked up. We didn’t notice the cable car had stopped running until we passed a single hiker and then a family of three determined to make it to the top whether the cable car was open or not.

Hiking Mount Srd provides ever changing views of the city and sea below

Hiking Mount Srd provides stunning views of Dubrovnik and the Adriatic Sea.

At the hairpin turn of each switchback was an artistic display of one of the 14 Stations of the Cross and wooden crosses were placed along the path, as well. We later learned that organized pilgrimages are made from the bottom of the hill to the cross at the top.

Hiking Mount Srd follows the Stations of the Cross

Many people make the pilgrimage up Mount Srd, stopping at the Stations of the Cross and wooden crosses along the way

As the path led into the trees, we were quickly enveloped in the forest, blocking the noise and the vistas of the world around us. The scent of pine and fresh blossoms was heavy in the air and I felt particularly at peace, completely surrounded and protected by nature.

Hiking Mount Srd took us into the forested pines

Hiking Mount Srd took us on a path through the forested pines

An hour had passed since we starting hiking Mount Srd down to Dubrovnik when the trail ended abruptly at a two-lane highway, harshly bringing us back to reality. At a break in traffic, we made our way across and then followed the first set of stairs heading down towards the Old City and turquoise waters.

After hiking Mount Srd, we walked down steps to the Old City

Our hike down Mount Srd continued down steps to the Old City of Dubrovnik.

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18 thoughts on “Hiking Mount Srd in Dubrovnik: From the top down

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  2. Anonymous

    I’ve been on many hikes but my favorite was hiking in Switzerland…..from Gimmelwald to the Schilthorn. The scenery AND my hiking companions were awesome

  3. Anonymous

    There are tooooooo many to pick just one but the hike in Switzerland from Gimmelwald to the Schilthorn was very impressive; and just about any hike at Mt. Rainier or in the Colorado Rocky Mountains; and then the awesome hikes in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine; and my grandson’s favorite up to Clingman’s Dome in the Smokies!!!

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