Cârnic is one of the two entrance gates in the Retezat massif, located in the area of the Hațeg Country - Pădureni Land micro-region, so the mountain trails that can be approached from this point are many, of rare beauty.
Here is a short list of them: Lacul Stânișoara, Lacul Bucura, Vârfu Mare, Vârful Păpușa, Vârful Peleaga, Lacul Galeș, Tăul dintre Brazi, Lacul Lia, Cârnic – Șaua Ciurila, Poiana Pelegii, Lacul Sfânta Ana - there are 80 glacial lakes in massive Retezat.
Cârnic offers accommodation facilities in 3 cottages: Lolaia, Cascada, Codrin
Careful! Cabana Pietrele (Pietrele Chalet), one of the destinations that can be reached from Cârnic, is inexplicably closed between 11 o'clock and 14 o'clock.