Park je ispresijecan brojnim planinarskim stazama, od kojih je najpoznatija Premužićeva staza. Proteže se od Zavižana do Baških Oštarija i prolazi kroz najljepše dijelove parka. Dugačka je čak 57 kilometara! Inženjer Ante Premužić, prije više od sedamdeset godina, napravio je stazu u kamenu, poput suhozida. Cijela je staza, remek-djelo graditeljstva, zaštićena kao kulturno dobro. Možeš hodati u zaštićenom parku, po zaštićenoj stazi i gledati zaštićene biljke i životinje! Sad ti je jasno koliko je Velebit posebna planina!
At the length of 145 km, Velebit is the longest mountain range in Croatia. It is 30 km wide in the north and 10 km wide in the south-east. It includes a number of peaks and ridges. They say Velebit has two faces: the forest-covered one in Lika and the barren and rocky one along the coast. It is mostly built of limestone – a real empire of karst and a variety of relief formations (karst peaks, ledges, towers, pillars, sinkholes, grikes, caves and pits are the symbols of Velebit). This is one of the most interesting karst areas in the world. Although Velebit has most rainfall and snowfall in Croatia, there are no streams or fluvial valleys here, because water seeps through the limestone, dissolving it and making it porous. The Northern Velebit National Park dates from 1999, being the newest national park in Croatia. It covers some previously protected areas.
There you can also find the strict nature reserve of Hajdučki and Rožanski kukovi, Visibaba Botanical Reserve, the site of Croatian sibirea, Zavižan-Balinovac-Velika kosa Botanical Reserve, together with the famous Velebit Botanical Garden – a monument of park architecture. Farthest to the south there is Štirovača, a special reserve of forest vegetation, with virgin forests of beech and fir. The highest peak is Veliki Zavižan (1676 m).