Cascada Cailor

(Cascada Izvorul Cailor, Horses Waterfall)

Cascada Cailor or Cascada Izvorul Cailor is a 100 meter high waterfall that plunges down the mountains in three steps (40-20-40 meter).

The waterfall is located in Piatra Rea Natural reserve, 3 km (1.8 miles) away from Borsa Resort at an elevation of 1300 m (4265 ft). The waterfall is formed on Fantana (“Well” in Romanian) creek and springs from Podul Cailor plateau.

The best ways to reach the watrefall are from Borsa Resort and from Rodna mountains peak line. Those coming from Borsa Resort can follow the trail marked with red triangle (2-3 h) or they can take the ski-lift and follow the same trail for one kilometer. This second option allows tourists to visit the attraction even in the winter time, when all the water is frozen, presenting a different but impressive image of the waterfall.

According to an ancient legend, the name of the waterfall comes from a fact that occured here centuries ago. It seems that during a storm a herd of horses was cornered by a bear on the brink of the abyss where the waterfall starts. Because of poor visibility and being extremly frightened, the horses jumped in the abyss, thus dying.

What few people fail to know is the canyon behind this waterfall. The same stream (Horses’ Valley) forms a canyon of other 9 waterfalls upstream of Horses’ Waterfall.

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About Cascada Cailor

CountryRomania
RegionMaramures
LocationBorsa
Height90m
Latitude47.589675
Longitude24.802612
Best visitSpring
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