Even though the traditional approach to Vaganski vrh starts from Velika Paklenica (along the trails Lipa staza or Bukova staza), it is worth bearing in mind that the ascent from Bunovac on the Lika side is shorter. A forest road 11 kilometers long leading to Bunovac begins in the village of Raduč, half way between the towns of Gospić and Gračac. Although the route is steep, it is also pleasant as it leads through shade. We pass the grassland valley of Cesarova dolina across the middle, strictly along the marked route. The route reaches the longitudinal trail along the peak ridge at the mountain pass above Malovansko jezero. It takes one hour and thirty minutes of hiking to get from Bunovac to the longitudinal trail. After that, it takes additional one hour and thirty minutes of hiking along this longitudinal trail to the right, to get to Vaganski vrh. One interesting hiking route option is the ascent from Veliko Rujno across Struge (there is a road in poor condition leading to Veliko Rujno from Starigrad Paklenica).