Paklenica National Park Trekking in Croatia

most famous national park in Croatia for trekking
Raftrek Adventure Travel / Paklenica National Park Trekking in Croatia
5 hours
Starigrad Paklenica, Croatia
Age 6+
Dates (May -Sept)
Price upon request

Paklenica National Park Trekking in Croatia

Must visit, while in Croatia

If there was ever a morning worth getting up early, this is that morning. Our small expedition called Trekking Paklenica National Park leads us into the most famous national park in Croatia for trekking and rock climbing. It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika and Mala Paklenica. Their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the southern slopes of Velebit. This relatively small area has an abundance of exceptional diversity. Therefore its geomorphologic phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature will leave you breathless.

Trekking is the only way

However, the historical fact is that many people stayed in mountain residences. Which reflects in the ruins of numerous sacral buildings. Such as churches, chapels, altars, holy hills, and measures. While mountain residence often interacts with nature, doing anything from climbing a rock wall to navigating across a mountain or an entire mountain range. Therefore trekking Paklenica National Park is the only way to really get to know it. The name Paklenica probably derives from black pine sap called “paklina”. Which the locals used in traditional medicine, for wound treatment, and for coating of wooden boats.  No previous experience is needed. Even children from 6 years of age, accompanied by parents, can participate. Don’t forget to bring your sun cream, picnic, and water. In case of colder weather take a long-sleeved shirt.

Short itinerary:

10:00 – arrival to destination – Starigrad Paklenica
10:15 – preparing for the trip and safety briefing
10:30 – starting the trip
12:00 – picnic break at the mountain hut
13:00 – continuing the trekking trip
15:00 – finishing up the trip back in Starigrad Paklenica
15:30 – optional refreshments
16:00 – departure

Group size

Min 4 – max 16 people per group. Larger groups are on request. Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund. In case the minimum number of participants is not met but the guest/s still want to do the trip, the price increases by a percentage depending on the final number of participants.

Skill level

Moderate*** Read more

Gear list:

  • shorts and a hat
  • T-shirt and sport shoes
  • sun cream
  • water and snack (optional)

Raftrek Adventure travel is not responsible for the loss or damage of your personal items.


Price upon request
  • All prices are per person in EUR
  • Minimum age: 6 years if accompanied by parent(s)
  • Children discount is valid for children 6-12 years of age if accompanied by an adult
  • Group discount: valid for groups of 20 and more

**NOTE: The prices are fixed in euros. The exact price in dollars or pounds is calculated on the day of booking according to the exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank. All prices are per person.

Departure dates:

Every day from June to September; weekends from April to October.
Other dates on request. 

*Please check the availability of certain dates before planning the excursion by contacting us.

What’s included
  • English speaking guide
  • national park entrance fee
  • insurance
  • a secure parking lot at the start point (payable on site)

TRANSFER – possible if available on the requested date (an additional cost is calculated per person depending on the pickup point)
LUNCH – ask your booking agent for available options


You can click on the map above or follow the google maps link for detailed location:

Other trips in the region

Cancelation made by Raftrek

In the unlikely case of extreme weather conditions, Raftrek Adventure Travel will reschedule the activity for a day or two prior or after the date booked, if possible. If the rescheduling is not possible, the payments will be refunded in full. Read more –  Terms & conditions.

Staff & Experts

Raftrek Guides and Trip Leaders will do their utmost to ensure the best possible experience for their clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk, which could be caused by exceptional situations. 


The summers are typically warm and sunny. From May to October temperatures are comfortable for hiking, paddling, and swimming. Rain is always a possibility in Croatia so it is essential to bring adequate rain wear and a jacket in case of inclement weather.


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