The hiking trails on Pohorje hill vary in difficulty, making them suitable for hikers of different experience levels. According to a travel blog, the Slovenian Mountain Trail, which includes parts of Pohorje, is divided into stages. 

Stage 1 involves four days of hiking through pine forest, which the author compares to the scenery of Pennsylvania. This stage is described as a good opportunity for hikers to find their trail legs.

Stage 2 is described as having steeper hiking trails through pastures and pine forest. The first day of this stage is particularly long and uphill, with a very steep couple of miles at the end. The author advises starting early, having snacks, and resting when needed.

The trails are well-marked and there are mountain huts along the way where hikers can rest, eat, and even stay overnight. Some of these huts include Ruška koča, Koča na Pesku, and Lukov dom in Stage 1, and Dom na Uršlji gori, Dom na Smrekovcu, and Koča na Loki pod Raduho in Stage 2.

It’s important to note that the difficulty of the trails can also depend on the weather conditions and the physical condition of the hiker. Always make sure to prepare adequately before embarking on a hike, including checking the weather forecast, wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, and bringing enough food and water.

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