Hiking is the best way to meet the natural beauties of the Kozara National Park. Dynamic relief with prominent peaks, reefs and slopes, dense complexes of deciduous and coniferous forests, numerous springs and streams and picturesque landscapes will become unforgettable memory of every visitor.
1. Mrakovica trail (at 806 m of altitude)
Hiking time: 50 minutes
4.4 kilometres- long loop trail stretches at Mrakovica around the Memorial zone, through thick deciduous and coniferous forest. Besides numerous springs of drinkable water, feeding stations for the deer coming here during the winter for food can be seen on this route.
There are a lot of resting sites along the trail and panels that allow you to learn more about the natural, cultural and historical values of the Kozara National Park.
2. Mrakovica (at 806 m of altitude) – Supljikovac (652 m) – Gumline (520 m)- Kriva strana (723 m9 – Vinogrec (816 m) – Gola planina (876 m) trail
Hiking time: 2 hours
The trail begins at Mrakovica and leads to the highest peak of the Kozara National Park -Gola planina Mountain, offering a magnificent view of the surroundings: Prijedor field, Sanicani fish pond, Manjaca and Grmec Mountains, and even neighbouring Croatia.
The trail runs alongside Gumline, one of the most beautiful parts of the Kozara National Park, Kozaracki kamen -a viewpoint, a cave and canyon of the Starenica River. The canyon is approximately 80 m wide and 50 m long and leaves a strong impression on visitors. Dense forests, glades, meadows and numerous sources of drinkable, cold water make visiting this area a unique experience.
3. Mrakovica (at 806 m of altitude) - Gavrin kalem (750 m) – Glavusa (793 m)- Besica poljana (784 m) – Kozaracki kamen (658 m)
Hiking time: 2 hours
This trail leads you through picturesque landscapes to Besica poljana, where a viewpoint from which you can enjoy the surrounding area is to be found.
Next, the trail continues through the deciduous and coniferous forest until it reaches Kozaracki kamen - a viewpoint offering an exceptional panoramic view of the surroundings. While enjoying the beautiful views and landscape, you will realize how magnificent the nature is.
4. Trail towards Zeciji kamen (400 m)
Starting at the main road to Mrakovica, a 400-meter trail leads to Zeciji kamen - one of the most beautiful sites of the Kozara National Park. A waterfall and the rock viewpoint are special attractions that make this site worth visiting.
There is a climbing site at Zeciji kamen for those who need some adventure and adrenalin rush. There are 21 arranged routes whose length is between 10 and 60 m.
5. Zovik, parking lot (412 m.a.s.l) – Zeciji kamen, waterfall (480 m.a.s.l.) – Jankovica groblje (620 m.a.s.l.) – Jankovica kamen (m.a.s.l.) – Benkovac, football pitch (650 m.a.s.l.) – Benkovac, Oljacino kuciste (648 m.a.s.l.)
50 minutes one-way hiking time
From the main road to Mrakovica a 400-meter trail leads to Zeciji kamen. At Zeciji kamen rock there is a climbing site and a viewpoint offering beautiful views of the landscapes. There is also a waterfall at the mentioned site. Further along the trail runs through a deciduous forest descending to Jankovica kamen cemetary plateau. It continues up past Jankovica kamen, one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Kozara, and Benkovac football field and ends up at Oljacino kuciste picnic area.
6. Rajkovici – Kotlovaca Mountain Hut -Bijeli kamen (Via Ferrata) – Zeciji kamen
Total length of the trail is 4,2 km and it takes 2 to 3 hours to hike it including short breaks at rest areas and viewpoints. From Rajkovici a 2,5-kilometer trail runs along a forest road and the Kotlovaca Stream, through deciduous and coniferous forest and leads to Kotlovaca Mountain Hut. A rest area including canopies, tables, benches, a source of drinking water, an arranged fire place and educational trail, is located next to the Kotlovaca Mountain Hut. From the Mountain Hut to Zeciji kamen the trail is ascending and getting more extreme. In the length of 1,5 km users of the trail have to overcome an elevation of 300 meters. At this section of the trail there are three viewpoints offering an exceptional panoramic view. Also, there is a cave and Via Ferrata. Via ferrata trail is a climbing trail along natural rock formations, secured with iron ladders, iron steps and steel cables. There are two Via Ferrata routes at Bijeli kamen rock providing users with an adrenaline rush, adventure and enjoyment in the landscape beauty. The trail continues up to Zeciji kamen.
7. Benkovac (football field) – Vidova voda – Sastavci – Zelenac (Gumline)
The trail leads to Zelenac situated within Gumline area. This area is included in the first protection zone and it encompasses Supljikovac (652 m.a.s.l.), Dolinac and Bijela voda streams, Zelenac (410 m.a.s.l.), Parlog and part of Gola planina Mountain – Podini (723 m.a.s.l.). Mitrovica kamen rock (585 m.a.s.l.), Plosni kamen, Gumlinski kamen and the Bijela voda stream form a small canyon (about 70 meters in depth). A spot where Dolinac stream flows into Bijela voda stream is called Sastavci (450 m.a.s.l.) and 400 meters downstream there is Zelenac (414 m.a.s.l.). Here, the Jovaca stream flows into Bijela voda stream which changes its name to the Starenica river. Starenica river belongs to the Sana river catchment area.
All above mentioned trails are properly marked and you can visit them without a tour guide.
For those who want to discover the wider area of the Kozara National Park walking tours with experienced guides are organized.