Gerovo is the main place in the Gerovo valley and one of the oldest places in Gorski kotar. A note from 1028 said that "one day's walk from Rijeka" was the settlement Gerona which was today's Gerovo. The parish was established in 1504. During the government of the Zrinski Dukes, Gerovo was the centre of Gorski kotar. The roads from Gerovo go to Risnjak, Snježnik, the source of the Kupa River, to forests and hunting places.