Slovak Paradise National Park (Slovak: Národný park Slovenský raj) is one of the nine national parks in Slovakia, situated in East Slovakia. The National Park protects the area of the Slovak Paradise mountain range, which is located in the north of the Slovenské rudohorie Mountains (Slovak Ore Mountains).
The National Park covers an area of 198km or 76miles and the buffer zone around the park covers an area of 130km or 50miles and 328km together. Eleven national nature reserves and eight nature reserves are situated in the park.The park offers about 300 km of hiking trails, often equipped with ladders, chains and bridges. The Slovak Paradise contains about 350 caves, but only the Dobšinská Ice Cave, which is since 2000 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is open to the public.
Top of the ridge
The trails were marked by these little painted strips guiding the way, sometimes not easy to find...