Piatra Craiulai National Park

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  • La Zaplaz carstic - © Wiki user Amorphisman
  • Middle Segment - © Wiki user Amorphisman
  • Piatra Craiului main ridge - © Wiki user Amorphisman

Key information: Piatra Craiulai National Park

    • A narrow ridge of high, jagged limestone peaks, with beautiful forests and meadows on the lower slopes. A beautiful, unspoilt area of the Carpathian Mountains, claimed to be the most spectacular ridge in the range.
      • As well as a huge variety of wildlife and pristine landscape, the farmland and villages are also delightfully unspoilt.
        • A variety of excellent walks, but the 2 day traverse along the ridgeline is the most famous trail here.

Walkopedia rating

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  • Walkopedia rating90.5
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest12.5
  • Charisma30
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating90.5

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: around 2,238m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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WALK SUMMARY

A narrow ridge of high, jagged limestone peaks, with beautiful forests and meadows on the lower slopes. A beautiful, unspoilt area of the Carpathian Mountains, claimed to be the most spectacular ridge in the range.

As well as a huge variety of wildlife and pristine landscape, the farmland and villages are also delightfully unspoilt.

A variety of excellent walks, but the 2 day traverse along the ridgeline is the most famous trail here - although it has some exposed sections. At the southern end is a classic karst area of deep gorges and broken slopes.

These can be tough walks in high, remote mountains. Come prepared. Watch out for bears and wild boar, especially in the spring. Making some noise while walking can help. Beware of thunderstorms.

Keep an eye open for brown bears.

Highest point 2,238m.

 

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