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hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful view!! It was a sunny day and we had some problem locating the trail head as we navigate around some local streets and asked for help. Glad we did this trail. We debated whether we should just take the cable car up. Definitely a must go trail in this area. Do bring enough water for a warm day as a big portion of trail was exposed to strong sun. Wear proper footwear will help. Uneven trail with rocks and pebbles. But the view is amazing. It took 3 of us about an hour up with some stopping for pictures. If you are fast hiker, you can do it in 30 to 40 mins. At the top you can get drink and ice cream, etc or have a snack or meal at the restaurant at the top. We ended up taking the cable car down as it was getting dark by the time we finished our visit. We enjoyed and recommended this trail.

Wow. Wow. Wow!! If you’re in Croatia, this is a definite must. There are plenty of bus day tours to the park from Split and Zagreb, but I highly recommend spending the night at one of the many nearby chalet-style BandBs. The valley is GORGEOUS and will give you the time to explore the park at your leisure (and also see Slunj!).

I parked and began at entrance 1, doing the entire perimeter of the lakes including the upper lakes (the upper lakes aren’t included in the AllTrails map). This added up to 10-11 miles (ignore my recording; I somehow accidentally deleted my recording mid-trail), but 85% of the path is flat so easy-peasy. Don’t worry: you still earn your beer reward at the end! It took me six hours at a pretty leisurely pace with lots of breaks to take it all in and a ton of photo stops (thank Gawd film is a thing of the past).

Some tips:

- Absolutely start when the park opens (8am spring/fall; 7am summer). Why? Because of those “plenty of bus day tours” I mentioned. The park gets crowded, quick, and you want to jet ahead of the (annoying) single-file lines of tourists taking selfies.

- Wear hiking boots if you have them. You’ll be thankful for the extra grip and carefree slogging through the mud on the legit “K” trail portions.

- Pack your own food! There are a couple places along the paths to pick up coffee and grab a bite to eat, but it’s over-priced and low quality. Besides, you’ll want to picnic here.

- I did (and most do) the path counterclockwise. I read that going in reverse can give you some extra solitude, but I have to tell you... going against the crowds seemed worse than following in line.

- Enjoy! This is one of the most pristine places on earth!

walking
6 months ago

Excellent and easy walk in a beautiful forest with lakes with pure and transparent water.
The walk as many direction signs and some information signs about fauna and flora.
My son with 6 years made it, it’s very easy .
At the end there are beautiful waterfalls where you can swim (it was a little crowded in August) but I went to water :)
You have to pay to enter the park and you have a bus to take to entrance.

On the right side of the trail many parts are flooded so be prepared to climb a bit if you don’t want to get wet.

Excellent trail for everyone to enjoy the water, waterfalls and the leaves color at fall time. Most shady and well marked for directions. Shuttle bus and boat riding are great services. Strongly recommended for any level of physical conditions.

Incredible views, try to avoid the tourist groups as they are very slow moving. Make sure you bring a raincoat!

Water falls everywhere! Very busy though

walking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Absolutely stunning waterfalls, its an easy loop. There are options along the hike that may be considered moderate, at the time we did this hike my son was three and we had our dog with us.
We went first thing in the morning for most of our time there was only a few other people. We spent the whole day exploring all the separate trails.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Amazing views! We loved it! Lots of loose rocks!

hiking
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

An simple switchback up the hill that provides an amazing view of the old city and surrounding area. There is a museum in the old fortress at the top and if you don't want to walk down you can take a cable car.

hiking
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Visited the national park three days ago. Really beautiful hike with the magnificent views at all time . You can take many different routes depending on the time allowed and and fitness level. There are hiking trails available for advanced hikers as well near the entrance 2.

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Very beautiful. Highly recommended. Not challenging

Incredibly beautiful

hiking
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Nice wooden path through a rain forest that crosses over streams. Beautiful waterfalls.

hiking
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Husband and I went to Croatia and at the last minute, decided to get a tour to the lakes as we are from the states. It was not a mistake! We were afraid that it would be hoaky and terrible as it was a huge tourist attraction, but it was great! Though it was crowded (brings a large draw of people, especially bus crowds) it was one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. The water is clear and a green/blue I have never seen before.

This place does dr

hiking
Sunday, October 11, 2015

This is a nice place to walk around if you get there EXACTLY when they open to beat the crowds. Also, take the orange trails after you do a quick walk around some of the green ones. The orange / dirt trails are way better and only have a couple people on them. Gets you away from the tour bus people.......AHHHHH they are everywhere. Beautiful lakes and falls. I would love to come back here and do some of the other longer paths that head out into the forested area.

hiking
Friday, July 31, 2015

Too many people, but otherwise very nice.

hiking
Thursday, October 25, 2012

We were on a cruise ship that stopped in Split Croatia. We rented a car and drove about 70 km north of Split. We rented a GPS as well and we were glad we did it because the trail was hard to find and the return to the ship was hard to find as well. Every sign was not in English which made things very difficult. Most everyone travels by a free boat that takes folks up to the waterfalls. We decided to park our car at the bottom of the main road and hike the gravel road up. I was about 4km (2.5 miles) up to the falls. There's a manned gate and the person could not speak english and I am not sure any car is allowed to be driven up to the falls. We did not see any cars on our hike. Hike on the road along the river was stunning, no doubt. We arrived up at the falls and there's a fee to get in. It was about 8. USD. They took Visa. There is a restaurant and WC (toilet) up there. For the toilet, they charge a fee. I used the trees on the way back. I've seen many waterfalls in the world, this one is the top on my list of the most beautiful.

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