Paklenica National Park
A rugged monument to the country's natural splendor and outdoor adventure
National Park Paklenica

This protected area covers approximately 95 square kilometers of diverse landscapes, including dramatic karst formations, deep canyons, lush forests, and pristine coastline.

The park is renowned for its two impressive canyons, Velika (Big) Paklenica and Mala (Small) Paklenica, carved by the erosive forces of the Paklenica River over millions of years. These imposing gorges offer thrilling opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, and mountaineering, attracting outdoor enthusiasts from around the globe.

Hiking trails crisscross the park, leading visitors through breathtaking scenery and offering stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the Adriatic Sea beyond. The trails range from leisurely strolls along the riverbanks to challenging ascents up rugged peaks, catering to adventurers of all skill levels.

National Park Paklenica

Beyond its adventurous pursuits, Paklenica National Park is also a haven for biodiversity, boasting a rich array of flora and fauna. The park’s diverse habitats, including beech and black pine forests, Mediterranean scrubland, and rocky slopes, support a wide range of plant and animal species, including rare and endemic ones.

Cultural heritage is also prevalent within the park, with traces of human activity dating back to prehistoric times. Ancient ruins, such as the remains of medieval churches and shepherds’ huts, offer insights into the region’s past and its close relationship with the rugged landscapes of the Velebit Mountains.

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