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The area of ​​Skakavac is equipped with mountain furniture for staying in nature, rest and relaxation of the whole family. It provides excellent conditions for hiking, mountain biking and various types of extreme sports. The biggest attraction is one of the largest waterfalls in the Balkans, 98 meters high.

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One of the highest waterfalls in the Balkans.

Natural and cultural heritage

The area of ​​Skakavac is equipped with ‘’mountain furniture’’ for staying in nature, relaxation and recreation for the whole family. It provides excellent conditions for hiking, mountain biking and various types of extreme sports. The biggest attraction is one of the largest waterfalls in the Balkans, 98 meters high.

Due to the relatively pronounced heterogeneity of this area in terms of geological background, soil types, land relief, hydrographic network, as well as other factors, this area is characterized by a very vast biological diversity.About 1,500 higher plants have been found in this area, as well as a high percentage of endemic species. About 100 species of Dinaric, 120 species of Balkan, 40 species of southeast European spread are listed.

The presence of a number of interesting and rare plant species that have significant ecological, phytosociological and plant geographical diagnostic value has also been confirmed.
This area is dominated by spruce – fir forests, Abieti-Piceetum illyricum and beech-fir forests with spruce, Abieti-Fagetum illyricum.
Thermophilic forests and thickets of black hornbeam and autumn sedge, Seslerio autumnalis-Ostryetum carpinifoliae, and black hornbeam and black ash Orno-Ostryetum carpinifolia have been developed on steep slopes of the terrain, on shallow carbonate soils, in the immediate vicinity of the waterfall.

Below the waterfall, these forests and bushes on the gentle slopes of the terrain turn into thermophilic forests of Seslerio autumnalis-Fagetum moesiaceae. On the rocks in vicinity of the waterfall is vegetation rich in endemic and relict species such as Edrianthus jugoslavicus, Crepis cinarica, Dianthus kitaibelii, Sesleria angustifolia, Daphne alpina, Atamatha cretensis, Moehringia bavarica, Potentilla persicina and others which develop on the rocks around the waterfall.

The wider area of ​​the Skakavac waterfall is very rich in medicinal and honey-bearing flora and in this area there are several hundred medicinal, aromatic and vitamin plants, among which stands out the herb Gentiana asclepiadea, decoration of mesophilic forests and shrubs, with tremendous healing power but also endangered, Anemone hepatica, increasingly endangered species of thermophilic forests, bushes, and many others.

The area is characterized by a great wealth of fungal species, most of which are edible and medicinal species such as Hygrophorus marzuolus, Tricholoma georgii, Morchela conica, Cantherulus eybarius, Macrolepiota procera.
Among the edible fungal species, there are also poisonous ones that can be found, Amanita sp, Clitocibe sp, Boletus satanas.

The Skakavac area is characterized by exceptional faunal diversity, and many representatives of the animal world have found refuge here. The main wild animals which live in this area are: deer, wild boar, bear, rabbit, hazel, wolf, fox, wild cat, badger, marten, and many species of birds, some of which, based on the proposal of the “Red List” of endangered birds Bosnia and Herzegovina, fall into the category of endangered species.

Many geomorphological phenomena have been recorded in the wider area of ​​the Skakavac waterfall, such as rocks, caves, cliffs, canyons and karst configurations.
Almost all the mountains around Sarajevo are mostly built of limestone and volcanic sedimentary formations. It was stated that the Skakavac waterfall was cut into limestones and dolomites, through which sediments of earlier flysch were collected.

In the narrower area of ​​Skakavac, sedimentary rocks of the Lower and Middle Triassic and Jurassic Cretaceous flysch, a small part of Quaternary nature, sipari, deluvium, alluvial sediments are represented.

On the left side of Perački potok in the area of ​​Bukovik and Bijela Ravni, younger Ladino sediments are represented, while on the right side there are limestones in large blocks.

Orographically, this space is very heterogeneous. It consists of numerous peaks, valleys, canyons, gorges, cuts and sinkholes, while there are very few flat terrains.
Of the gorges and canyons, the most important are the gorges of Babino potok, Stublinski potok, Perački potok, Sušica stream, Jasikovac stream and other mostly shorter watercourses.
The rocks are dominated by Skakavac, Crvene stijene, Uževica, Kečina stijena, Sušica, Bijela stijena, Vranjska stijena, Kozjača, while the caves are Kečina pećina, which is difficult to access, and the cave below Uževica.

These geomorphological phenomena have not only a high indicator value in the categorization of specific biotopes, but also contribute to the attractiveness of this area.


The observed area is also very specific from the hydrological aspect in terms of numerous springs, streams, small rivers and abysses.
The hydrographic backbone of the entire area is Perački potok, whose valley divides the scope into two parts.
The most upstream in the range is Babin potok, which, after the inflow of the right tributary of Lješnica, grows into Perački potok. Its right tributaries are Sušica, Jasikovački potok, and Jasikovica, and its left tributary Miljevački potok, Sejinovački potok and Skakavac stream. Downstream from the village of Perca, Perački potok crosses the river Vogošća.

Certainly the greatest value to this area is given by the Skakavac waterfall, which is 98 m high, and is one of the largest waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Observed from the hydrogeological aspect, this area is specific for the accumulations of tufa, which is located along the riverbed of the Skakavac stream, which indicates that in the geological past a much larger amount of water flowed through the valley of the stream than now.

In addition to these watercourses, there ​​are also numerous springs, where we should mention the spring Bukovik, springs below Bukovik, springs below Vranjska stijena, springs below Stublin, Peračko spring, Skakavac spring.

There are no recorded cultural and historical monuments or valuable buildings of architectural heritage within the included territory. At the end of 2008, a significant site of stećak tombstones was discovered at the Babin potok site, which dates from the 13th and 14th centuries.

How to reach Skakavac waterfall

Do Spomenika prirode „Skakavac“ može se automobilom doći iz centra grada pravcem prema dvorani „Huan Antonio Samaran“ (ZETRA), pa zatim produžiti do naselja Nahorevo. Moguć je dolazak do rampe na ulazu u područje odakle se do vodopada pješači oko 1 km. Broj mjesta za parkiranje je ograničen.

The area can also be reached by minibus. The minibus departs from Sutjeska Street (near the Second Gymnasium) and goes to Nahorevo. Departure is every hour. From the last station to the border of the protected area walk about 4 km. From the entrance to the area to the waterfall you are expected to walk for another 4 km.