With more than 10,000 marked hiking trails and 352 mountains over 2,000 m, Slovenia welcomes anyone from experienced alpinists, mediocre hikers to young families. But unless you’re hitting a familiar trail, you’d better prepare for the hike in advance. Choose the right path and learn about how long and how technically demanding it is, what gear you may require, check the weather forecast, and pack the essentials. Hike in company and let someone know where you're headed. Ideally, travel in a group of three people or more as this allows one person to stay with an injured hiker, while the third goes for help.