Silver, lead and copper used to be mined in the mountain range. Archaeological findings brought evidence that the region had been settled during the Celtic period. Local mint was the first in the region to coin Serbian dinar with an inscription in Cyrillic. It was during the reign of the king Dragutin. The Saxons and the Dalmatians inhabited the mountains in the 14th century. Precious metals mines were the main source of income for the Serbian rulers for a long time and it is very interesting to explore the area and its past.
The Rudnik Mountain Range is well marked for hiking and climbing. The trails are led past chalets and main historical monuments.