Mountain Medvednik is located near the town of Valjevo (30km) and 1247 meters above sea level. It is situated in the center of the mountain range which starts near the Drina river and spreads to the west, ending in the vicinity of Belgrade.
Mountain range which Medvednik is part off, starts with Gučevo in the west, and accross Boranja, Jagodnja and Sokolska planina continues to Valjevo mountains, consisting off Medvednik (1247 m above sea level), Jablanik (1274 m above sea level), Povlen (highest peak at 1347 m above sea level), Maljen (Kraljev sto, 1104 m above sea level), and ends with Suvobor and Rajac in the east.
Medvednik got its name from the fact that this mountain from the Valjevo side is seen as a big bear that is lying down to rest. Others claim that the mountain got its name from a large number of bears that were present here, but hunted heavily which caused local extinction.