Educational trail "Rimski put"(the Roman path)
Educational trail "Rimski put" is equipped with information boards showing some general themes from ecology, which incite interest among all age groups. It is useful to tourists, people engaged in recreational activities, visitors on organised tours, and especially for elementary school and high school students.
It was named "Rimski put" (the Roman path) after an old Roman road nearby, which lead over the top of Petrova gora to yonder Roman thermal spa, contemporary Topusko, and all the way to Sisak, former Roman Siscia.
The educational trail has a circular shape. It is 2.600 m long and located at the altitude of 230-320 m. The trail both begins and ends at the Hunting Lodge Muljava. The end of the Roman path is connected to another educational trail "Kraljev put" (the King's path), created for people with special needs, people who are blind or have low vision. There are 12 boards set up along the educational trail: 2 at the entry that contain a description and a map of the trail, 6 unilateral and 4 four lateral theme boards (the so called "čardak" boards, in memory of čardaks – borderland blockhouses /military fortifications from the era of Vojna krajina. The theme boards include the following contents:
1. About the educational trail
2. The map of the educational trail
3. Earth structure
4. Lithosphere (čardak)
6. Hydrosphere (čardak)
7. Biosphere (čardak)
8. Atmosphere (čardak)
9. Biological diversity
10. Food chain
11. Natural resources
The trail leads through beech-, sessile oak and marron /sweet chestnut woods. It is not too difficult to cross as the major part of it leads through flat areas.
The first part of the trail includes some mild elevations, however, the last part descends from 320 m to 250 m. At one part, there is a wooden wire bridge crossing over the stream. Along the trail there are wooden benches and tables, as well as wooden chairs shaped like mushrooms. At the information board Biosphere, there is also a ''forest classroom'' used for field study courses.
The tour takes approximately 15 minutes of leisurely walk, and if it is a guided tour, it takes around 1.5 or 2 hours, depending on the stops at each information board.
During dry weather, the visitors can walk along the trail in sneakers or shoes, whereas, during humid weather, they should wear high field shoes or boots.
Educational trail "Kraljev put"(the King's path)
The educational trail "Kraljev put" is developed for people with special needs – people with disabilities, people who are blind or have low vision. Despite being designed primarily for people with special needs, these trails can be interesting to all other visitors as well, especially to families with small children and elderly people. The trail is flat and ensures safe walking with no risk of injuries. Considering the educational element of the information boards, the trail is appropriate for organised student tours.
The educational boards teach about the forest and its function within the Planet Earth ecosystem. The route follows the flow of the Mala Radonja stream (Muljava district). The entire trail is made of wood, including both the base and handrail. In order to assist people in wheelchairs, the maximum slope does not exceed 5%. The trail is 325 m long and ends with a turnaround. An arch bridge was built over the stream. The trail is lighted and fits in the natural space.
There are 14 information boards with the following themes:
1. The forest
2. The importance of forests for life on Earth
3. Dangers to the forest ecosystem
4. Geological base
5. Forest soil
6. Forest waters
7. Secondary forest products
8. The tree
9. Forest communities
10. Animals of Petrova gora area (audio-visual board with voices of 8 animal species)
11. Birds of Petrova gora area (audio-visual board with voices of 8 bird species)
13. Tree varieties
14. The role of foresters (rangers)
Next to each of the boards there is a translation of the text in Braille, which enables blind people to follow the content.
Ornithological park Petrovac
Ornithological Park Petrovac is located at the top of Petrova gora, with a surface of 13.6 ha. It was founded at the beginning of 2008 by a non-governmental organisation PCAP International and Hrvatske šume d.o.o. UŠP Karlovac. The park includes an ornithological educational trail with 9 information boards, bird watching observatory, bird pound, bird house for nesting and bird feeder.
The educational boards display the following contents:
1. Entry board (four lateral "čardak" board)
2. Cavity-nesting birds (bilateral board)
3. Who else nests in cavities? (bilateral board)
4. Insects and crows (bilateral boards)
5. Owls (bilateral board)
6. Vultures that are active during the day (bilateral board)
7. Wild fruit trees and bushes (bilateral board)
8. Ground-dwelling forest birds (bilateral board)
9. Water is vital for life (bilateral board)
The park currently counts 32 bird species.
Ornithological Park Petrovica is included in the hiking trail Petrova gora, and passes by the archaeological sites of the Saint Peter Monastery and King's grave.
The aim of the park is to educate both elementary school and high school students, university students, as well as all other visitors (hikers, tourists etc.) Furthermore, the park can be an excellent venue for organised seminars for both foreign and local tourists, as well as for birdwatchers.