Barutana – Kukunovac
Starting altitude: 957masl
Highest altitude: 1311masl
The trail begins and ends at the town centre, at Trg Borca. It leads in the direction of Matesevo. It is neither long nor difficult, but very agreeable. It brings various experiences: abundant meadows of Bjelasica and so pleasant shade of birch forests alternate. Viewpoints and vast views on surrounding mountains and the town and focus on ones own breath and pace alternate. You will see a monument from World War II. You will learn something of a watchtower at Barutana. Think about how Kukunovac got its name. The long return descent will not be boring because you will be passing by the houses with people always ready for a conversation and a joke.
And you might decide to take a detour, turn off the trail, since those might take you to the known monastery of Cirilovac or Dulovine botanical garden.
On the slopes of Kljuc, in the village of Recine, the monastery of Saints Cyril and Methodius(Cirilovac) was built in 1999. The temple has a great spiritual and religious significance for the population of Kolasin and the area. Above the monastery, on one of the peaks of Kljuc, a small chapel, replica of the old Njegos chapel that once was on Lovcen was built in 2005. A gravel road was built to connect the two temples.
At 1018m above sea level there is a botanical garden unique for Montenegro. Formed in 1981, it is the only one in the country with autochthonous species of continental mountains (Bjelasica, Sinjajevina, Komovi and Durmitor) flora. Today in the garden, across an area of 650 m² one can see around 400 plants, among which a large number of endemic species and more than 80% of all plants are medicinal herbs.