National Park Paklenica
Paklenica National Park by designating the second national park, declared in 19th listopada 1949th year, just months after the Plitvice Lakes. It should be noted that the first Paklenica was proclaimed a national park Already in 1929. year. The basic phenomena Paklenica forests and geomorphological features of the park. In almost unforested southern part of the Velebit Paklenica occurs very richness of forest communities, a special place pine woods by whose resin (Paklina) developed from them in the past extracted Paklenica and named, and beech and pine. Habitat is endemic Croatian plantlets called pljeskarica (Arenaria orbicularis) and other plant and animal rarities, full of karst formations.
Most impressive canyons of Velika Paklenica and Mala which cuts deeply into the Velebit mountain. Paklenica Paklenica annually attracts more than 100,000 visitors, and the most loyal visitors are climbers that from spring to autumn can be seen on the rocks of Paklenica, especially the largest Croatian cliff Anica Kuk (712 m). Paklenica National Park covers an area of 96 km2. The highest peaks are Vaganski peak (1757 m) and Sacred Hill (1753 m). In the national park there are several caves, of which the best known and largest cave Manita above Velika Paklenica and Jama Vodarica between Velika and Mala Paklenica.
Walking is the only way to really get to know Paklenica. The Park area contains 150-200 km of paths, from tourists, leading from Velika Paklenica Canyon to Manita stoves, forest home “Lugarnica” and the mountain hut, to hiking, which lead to the towering peaks. Trails in the Park are marked with boards and mountaineering signs.