Paklenica National Park
Part of Velebit mountain range, located in Lika
This park covers the Velebit mountain, including some of the
tallest peaks in the range. On one side it's facing the Adriatic Sea, while the
other side is facing inland, towards Lika region.
Paklenica Park is home to two canyons, Velika and Mala
Paklenica, which challenge both hikers and climbers.
|Some of the tallest
mountain peaks in Croatia can be found in Paklenica National Park, which is part of Velebit
mountain range, in Lika region.
itself, is rather small when compared to some of Croatia's other parks, but it offers big enjoyment. Incredible
plant and animal life await, including red deer, wild boar, roe deer, wolves, bears, lynx and chamois. Hikers and
mountain lovers, as well as animal watchers will have an incredible time here.
A mountain park
Paklenica National Park is predominantly a mountain park,
featuring the peaks of Vaganski Vrh and Sveto Brdo
with a large cross on the top. Vaganski Vrh is the tallest peak of the Velebit mountain range, reaching 1.757m in height. The snow covers the peak
for much of the year, starting in September and staying until June.
Beech and black pine forests cover much of the area, while
deep canyons and ridges cut across it. This is one of the most geographically diverse parks in the country and
actually begins at the seaside and runs inland until it terminates at the mountains.
The Paklenica covers some of the most picturesque areas of
the country, with magnificent forests and extraordinary rock formations. In addition to earlier mentioned canyons
of Mala Paklenica and Velika Paklenica, there is also Veliki Kuk ridge, as one of many highlights in this national
|Velebit mountains can be
seen from the port of Split, Croatia's 2nd largest city.
Paklenica park is part of this large mountain range.