Activities

Hiking

Author: Aleksandar Gospić

Dinara is certainly best known for hiking. Unlike other European peaks, the highest peak in Croatia, Sinjal (1831 m) is fairly easy to reach. Not long after the liberation of Dinara in the Homeland War, Croatian mountaineers launched a hiking campaign to reach the top, which has in the meantime become something of a tradition. There are also many hiking trails, and mountain lodges and shelters are also available for overnight stays.

There are more than 10 mountain peaks exceeding 1500 m above sea level in the Dinara Nature Park, which certainly contributes to the motivation for visiting. The highest Dinara peak is also the highest peak of the „White path“, a line that follows the natural course, connecting the highest peaks of the Dinarides from Slovenia over Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro to Albania.

Attractions

Rumin

Author: JU More i krš
Rumin stream is the second-largest tributary of the Cetina River, near the municipality of Hrvace. It includes the sources Veliki and Mali Rumin with the surrounding area. The smaller source runs dry in the summer while the larger one that springs under the Greda ravine remains active all year round.

Krka – upper stream

Author: Arhiva JU ŠKŽ
This area includes the Krka River from its source near the Krčić waterfall (Topoljski buk) to the foot of Skradinski Buk, with a 100 m riverbank, that is, the canyon up to its ridge. 

The source of the Krka River consists of three permanent sources: the Main source, the Small source and the Third source. The Main source is located in a cave at 224 m above sea level, and the Third and Small springs are on the left bank of Krka, 50 and 150 m downstream from the waterfall. The upper course of Krka is characterized by an exceptional landscape and biological value as well as geomorphologic features – canyon, travertine barriers and waterfalls.

The springs of the Cetina River

Author: Iva Antolić
The area includes the three largest sources of Cetina located on the edge of the Paško polje field, near Vrlika: Veliko Vrilo (the source of Glavaš), Vuković Vrilo and Batić Vrilo. All the springs are of an ascending type, formed on the contact between waterproof marl in the field and waterproof limestone of the surrounding plateau.

Grab

Author: JU More i krš
Grab is a tributary of the Rude River. The area also includes mills that, as an example of the traditional architecture of the area, fit harmoniously into the landscape. The bridge on Grab and the mills are protected as cultural heritage, with three mills still active today.

Krčić

Author: Uprava za zaštitu prirode
The Krčić River springs from Dinara’s foothills, at an altitude of around 375 m above sea level, from a limestone base with waterproof Jurassic dolomites. Krčić is a morphogenetic source of the Krka River, however, through the opening of vertical cracks in its course it gradually turned into an intermittent stream, a tributary of the Krka River that springs under Topoljski buk. 

Krčić is about 10.5 km long, and in its course forms three waterfalls: the first near the village of Krčić, the second (Mali buk) near the Radulović mill, and the Topoljski buk with a 22-meter high and-30-meter-wide travertine barrier as the end of the Krčić River, representing a separate geomorphological phenomenon.

Sinjal

Author: Daniel Springer
The highest mountain peak in the Republic of Croatia and one of the highest peaks of the Dinara mountain, located at an altitude of 1831 m.

The peak is marked by a geodetic pillar on which now reads "1831 peak of Croatia".

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