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Paklenica National Park

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Address: Zadar, Croatia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary...

Due to its unique natural features, magnificent forests and extraordinary geomorphologic structures, the area of Velika and Mala Paklenica was proclaimed a national park in 1949. The main reason for proclaiming this area a national park was the protection of the largest and best preserved forest complex in the territory of Dalmatia, which was threatened by overexploitation. The Paklenica National Park stretches on the area of 95 km2 , on the littoral slope of South Velebit under the zone of highest mountain peaks Vaganski vrh (1752) and Sveto brdo (1753).

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Mala and Velika Paklenica - one mountain, two national parks with different soul.

Wonderful place to walk whether you are a climber, mountaineer or just a tourist. Velika Paklenica National park is more rocky and there are thousands of climber routes, while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to walk whether you are a climber, mountaineer or just a tourist. Velika Paklenica National park is more rocky and there are thousands of climber routes, while Mala Paklenica is more covered with trees, grass and flatter walking paths. Very beautiful places! In summer the temeratures are very high and hot there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This national park has a good hiking trials. We did two of them in one day. Went to manita pec and to the mountain hut. which was well worth it. Lovely fallage all around the area and the trails were well marked.

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Messanges, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Took one of the easy trails to follow up to a cave and one more difficult trail to a peak with amazing panoramic viewsi

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We planned a full day at Paklenica National Park because we are avid hikers. There is not much to see unless you are a nature lover and don't mind uphill walks. There is a nice walk to do that takes you to the end of the park and back in about 3 hours. But there are also many other trails... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Zadar for a one day cruise ship stop. Wonderful young man (I'm terrible with names, but he was part of the Green Party for the country) was waiting for us at the port. We headed to Paklenica for a great day hike. Mountains were very pretty, hike was reasonably easy, but wear safe shoes. Zadar guided tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a nice time did we have here... Make sure to pack some light lunch and beverages and prepare for a perfect picnic in Paklenica! Hiking, rock climbing, camping, you name it, you can have it there! Just perfect

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Me and my partner visited the plitvice national park and we were blown away by the beauty of the lakes. the land train and boat service was great for the attraction it was truly amazing. I would recommend anyone who visits Croatia to go to the lakes it is a must see and my god what great value for money

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I have never seen rain like it and even then there were crowds. it is worth the jhourney. it is not as well organised as it might be for the numbers visiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Trip organised via a small travel agency in Zadar old town, Romeo and Juliette. Small group trip with great guide who spoke excellent English and German. Scenery beautiful and everything clean and well maintained. If you come to visit Zadar it's a must. Only issue would be for those with limited mobility would struggle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We've spend a wonderful day in Paklenica. The Park is huge and full of amazing views. We had a good hike. Well marked hike area so no problems on the way. Pitu the weather wasn't that great. But view was amazing anyway. It must be way better when the sky is blue. Go and have fun.

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