Paklenica National Park, Starigrad-Paklenica

#1 of 36 in Parks in Zadar County
The natural mountains, gorges, and caves help to make Paklenica National Park the number one rock climbing destination in Southeastern Europe. Put on your hiking shoes and follow 200 km (125 mi) of nature trails through the ecosystems of this 9,500 hectare (23,475 acre) subtropical park. You'll encounter numerous native plants among the 1,000 recorded species at the site, as well as a large number of different birds. A wide variety of animals also calls this home, ranging from aquatic worms and endangered Orsini's Vipers to European antelopes and brown bears. Mountain peaks here reach as high as 1,757 m (5,764 ft). Before you head to Starigrad-Paklenica, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Starigrad-Paklenica trip maker app , to make sure you see all that Starigrad-Paklenica has to offer, including Paklenica National Park.
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  • Madness gorge, madness to watch the climbers climb the steep mountain wall. Strenuous hike up to the cave, but great views are guaranteed. Admission not expensive, under 15 euros, parking for 10 kuna. Dog welcome. We were there in April. Unfortunately, the sun terrace with coffee was not yet open. In any case, we are glad that we were now here in the spring there was hardly anything going on, not overflowing.
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  • Magical National Park. A busy day of hiking, beautiful panoramas. Only downside: it's the Mecca of climbing, so there are climbers everywhere.
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  • Really good experience. The small canyon only for experienced hikers. Dogs need to be carries via some passages.
  • Paradise for mountain climbers. Multiple options of different difficulty level for every kind of climbers. This place offers a nice hike too, takes around 3-4 hours at a chilled out pace to the second last point. Letdown was the wildlife part. Locals kept on telling about small bears and wolfs etc but all the wildlife that we saw were pet dogs that people brought along. Not sure if it was because of the season (visited in Mid April) but good luck spotting wildlife
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