Kalnik attracted hikers and nature lovers already in the 19th century, while today, the area is full of well- marked trails that take you through the nature of Kalnik, rocky seven teeth path, or numerous paths which you can get you to Varaždinske toplice (spa), Novi Marof or Križevci.
Kalnička gora rises on the border of Zagorje, Prigorje and Podravina southwest – northeast in the length of 16 km. The average height is 400-500 m.
The highest peak of Kalnik is Vranilac (643m), followed by Peca (624m), Vuklec (572m), Podrevec (547m), Pusta Barbara (460m) and the top Škrinja (504m). To the east of the old town of Veliki Kalnik stretches about 4.5 km of rocky mostly finned ridge called Kalnik beam (Kalnička greda) with the peaks of Vuklec (572 m), Podrevec (547 m) and Škrinja (504 m).
a) The basic: from a Mountain hut on the left side of the ridge, uphill forests, and then to the west by a pedestrian path to the road, about 20 feet through the forest, steeply uphill to the same road that leads to metal steps. Then uphill across the wooden and stone stairs to the TV tower and continue to the top of the cliff – a total of 20 minutes.
b) Military: from a mountain hut to the west on the south trails of the Educational trail to the crossing, crossing the north, then steep to the west to a large bend on the road and up to the metal stairs, as well as on the main course – a total of 20 minutes.
c) “7 teeth”: The Grebenska path, starting from the hiking ground or from the beginning of the educational trail, turns thirty meters down to the rocks called Seven Teeth. Climbing techniques are required in places. It takes about 40 minutes for the tour.
d) Western Cape: The southern variant of the track – the route leads from the mountain home to the south side of the educational trail to the ruins of the church of St. Martin, which separates it steeply to the west to the ridge on the ridge and then to the east over the top peaks through the Ester’s saddle and the slopes of the paragliders. It takes about 60 to 80 minutes for the tour.
The north variant of the track – access to the northern part of the Educational Track, towards New Marof, then to the south in the direction of the Vranilac peak and then to the extension to the ridge on the ridge; as well as the southern route. It takes about 80 minutes for the tour.
f) A small roundabout around the tip of Vranilac – was crushed in 2005 for access to the paragliding trail. The trail starts at the metal stairs on the road before the TV transmitter building (access: see the base and the military), then the left underneath it to the west gently climbing to the point of the calyx paraglider. There is a bench; from here it takes east to ridge to the top. It takes about 20 minutes for the tour.
The climb to Vuklec starts from the forest road between the Old Town and the Kalnik beam, from where it is necessary to take the north side of the Kalnik beam on a marked path towards Vratno. After a few minutes the trail separates to the right, and in a few minutes we reach the small Visoravan. There is an intersection, one arm descends to the other side of the village of Kalnik, the other turns to the right two more minutes to Vuklec. A total of 25 minutes walk from the hiking ground.
The second trail starts in the village of Kalnik next to the church and leads across the meadows through the woods up to the place where you should turn left to the top. Total 25-30 minutes.