Outdoor sights in Cerknica
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Protected Rakov Škocjan is a 6km-long gorge lying some 5km west of Cerknica. The Rak River, en route to join the Pivka River at Planina Cave, has sculpted 2.5km of hollows, caves, springs and Veliki and Mali Naravni Most, the Big and Little Natural Bridges. There are lots of hiking and biking trails through and around the gorge and the area surrounding it is a protected country park. To the south lies the Snežnik-Javornik Massif, including its tallest peak, Veliki Javornik (1268 metres).
From Rakek train station, you can reach the gorge on foot in about an hour.
Headquarters of the 22,810-hectare park 100m north of the tourist office.