Horses Waterfall – the biggest waterfall in Romania

With Borșa Resort as a starting point, you can easily reach the biggest waterfall in Romania: Horses Waterfall. One day in the summer of 2014, when I was still recovering from a light food poisoning, we decided to do an easy trail.

We took the chair lift from Borșa Resort up until the top of Runc-Știol ski slope. Then we continued on foot on an obvious forest road which you quickly abruptly climb down on just until the waterfall. So in under 20 minutes you reach Horses waterfall. You also have the opportunity to admire the picturesque landscapes which perfectly characterise the landscapes of Maramureș, here in Northern Romania. Pictures below 🙂

You can see the waterfall from pretty far away and you start to realise its scale. The waterfall is 90 meters high. The water gathers in something similar to a pool on top of the mountain and from there it falls on the limestone mountain side, known as Horses Bridge, in several stages making it the biggest waterfall in Romania. Below you can see a few pictures with this impressive waterfall.
We admired it from far away and from a close distance and took many photos. We stayed tens of minutes here. There were quite a lot of tourists here as well. After we had enough of it, we decided not to go back up again to the chairlift, but to go back to Borșa Resort on a trail signposted with. I recommend you take this trail back too because you have the opportunity to see some more picturesque landscapes typical of Rodnei Mountains. It takes no more than 30 minutes to get form the waterfall back to Borșa Resort, so this trail is also quite short. Like a walk in the park 🙂 Pictures from the way back can be seen below:

You can see our GPS track on the map at the end of the post.


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