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Via Dinarica HR-B-09 Paklenica National Park

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  • Anića kuk
    / Anića kuk
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Cvjetni aranžman u Velikoj Paklenici
    Photo: Darko Grundler, Via Dinarica
  • / Južni Velebit
    Photo: Marko Dukši, Via Dinarica
  • / Klanac Velike Paklenice
    Photo: Dean Jurčić, Via Dinarica
  • / Kuća u Jurlinama
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Manita peć
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Penjanje u Velikoj Paklenici
    Photo: Marko Dukši, Via Dinarica
  • / Mountain hut Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Potok Velika Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Put kroz Veliku Paklenicu
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Put kroz Veliku Paklenicu
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Starigrad Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Ulaz u Nacionalni park Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Velika Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Velika Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Velika Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Velika Paklenica s puta za Manitu peć
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica
  • / Potok Velika Paklenica
    Photo: Alan Čaplar, Via Dinarica Croatia
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The area of Paklenica is one of the most interesting karst areas of Velebit and Croatia. At the base of a series of the highest peaks of Velebit, torrents have created two deep canyons representing a combination of longitudinal and deeply cut valleys in geomorphological terms. The most interesting sections are deeply cut areas of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, where creeks have created their beds penetrating through the rocks, some over 300 meters high. Due to extraordinary natural values, Paklenica has been declared a national park. Paklenica is very popular among rock climbers, well known throughout Europe as one of the most beautiful European rock climbing sites, due to its pleasant climate, beautiful nature and diverse climbing opportunities.
easy
Distance 16.8 km
6:00 h
756 m
756 m

The Blue Line of Via Dinarica reaches Paklenica from the island of Pag. The most recommended tour takes hikers from Starigrad Paklenica through the canyon of Velika Paklenica. This route ascends along the creek of Velika Paklenica to the base of the impressive rock called Anića kuk, continuing further to the confluence of the creeks of Brezimenjača and Velika Paklenica, where we also come across a mountain lodge. At the edge of the Velika Paklenica canyon, there is an interesting cave called Manita peć – one of the most beautiful caves in Croatia, 175 meters long and 35 meters deep. It consists of one singe and huge hall, divided by dripstones into three smaller half-halls full of amazing dripstone features.

From Starigrad Paklenica, the Blue Line of Via Dinarica continues towards the town of Obrovac and towards the canyon of the Zrmanja River. The connecting route is long, and it predominantly leads along a busy road.

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Alan Čaplar
Update: September 11, 2019
Difficulty
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Highest point
492 m
Lowest point
6 m
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Start

Starigrad Paklenica (6 m)
Coordinates:
DD
44.285677, 15.451968
DMS
44°17'08.4"N 15°27'07.1"E
UTM
33T 536061 4903702
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Destination

Mountain hut Paklenica

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
44.285677, 15.451968
DMS
44°17'08.4"N 15°27'07.1"E
UTM
33T 536061 4903702
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
16.8 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
756 m
Descent
756 m
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