The National Park Paklenica covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area. This relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphological forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature.
The Park’s territory hosts around 90 speleological objects, among which the cave Manita peć and the pit Vodarica stand out because of their size and wealth of subterranean phenomena. Forests cover two thirds of the Park’s area with abundant plant communities. This protected area offers around 150 km of walking trails and is also considered the most important Croatian hub for climbing, with over 360 equipped and prepared climbing routes, of which the best known route is the cliff Anića kuk (400 m vertical face).