Waterfalls Canyon

Waterfalls Canyon, Smolyan: Address, Waterfalls Canyon Reviews: 4.5/5

Waterfalls Canyon
4.5
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Rosen K
Sofia, Bulgaria13 contributions
One of the better hikes in Bulgaria!
May 2021
An amazing experience near Smolyan!
Park right before the road forks if you're not in for an off-road experience. The actual trail starts about 1km further and the beginning is quite boring.
The hike is not very short - my phone tracked 11km for the long circular route. The first half, which leads to the Orpheus waterfall is easy, not too steep and has lots of places to rest or have a picnic. It's a very scenic route with a lot of wooden bridges and picturesque waterfall views. After 15-20 minutes of walking there's a 'hidden' waterfall, 5 meters opposite of the actual route, don't miss it! You can take the short route and go back after reaching the biggest waterfall, but I'd recommend going a bit further. The trail goes up and above the waterfall, then it forks a bit further. Taking the left turn will take you to the first scenic viewpoint, where you can see the mountain and Smolyan in the distance. Continuing right leads along the trail, with 2 more forks for scenic points of interest. If you don't want to walk too much just go back after the first one, as the trail gets a bit steep and rocky on the other side.
There's lots of people there - during our visit there were at least 50 cars parked near the beginning.
When you get back you can buy some well deserved homemade lemonade and meatballs(kebapcheta <3 )
Written 25 May 2021
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Anne J
Burgas, Bulgaria27 contributions
A lovely walk in nature
Sep 2020
You can park in the road before the turning, or pay 4 leva for the privilege of having someone look after your car for the day OR drive up a bit further the awful road and park there. Then the walk starts...which goes past a few hungry jeep drivers who will offer to take you (for 5 leva we heard) to the ACTUAL beginning of the walk under the canopy of trees. Admittedly the first bit is a bit of a slog, but you could treat it as a warm up.
With regular opportunities to stop and take a break with your picnic (take your rubbish home of course) it's a delightful morning's walking. There are steep parts but overall it's relatively straight forward. Recommended! Oh, and it took us 3.5 hours but we weren't in a hurry and had a very long stop at the top.
Written 9 September 2020
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Ivy
82 contributions
A place that has to be seen!
Aug 2020
The trail was amazing - it is not very steep, the paths are very pleasant since there are spots that are sunny, others that are under the shadow. Everything is well organised - there are signs with directions and the people who take care of the place keep it clean! There are beautiful views and several waterfalls. Highly recommend for a sunny walk in the mountain - we were during summer and the weather was very nice!
Written 30 August 2020
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Карина З
Sofia, Bulgaria5 contributions
Spectacular nature views
Aug 2020 • Friends
We had a great experience during our walk along the eco-path. Follow the signs and beware that this is a circular route. Views are well worth the long walk - the trail is 6.5 km long. Don't worry, it's not too steep. It's suitable for children and dogs too. Take your time - you will spend between 3 and 4.5 hours there.
Written 1 August 2020
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Илияна Щ
Sofia, Bulgaria20 contributions
Fantastic place!
Oct 2019
You need at least 3 hours to do this walk. It's not difficult but you need time to enjoy the views there.
Written 10 March 2020
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Stoycho Bozukov
Sofia, Bulgaria227 contributions
Absolutely in love
May 2019 • Family
I love this place, the waterfalls are so beautiful, there is a whole eco trail, you can take a walk and enjoy!
Written 25 October 2019
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Borislava
Sofia, Bulgaria13 contributions
:)
Sep 2019
We went along the way with horses which was really funny and awesome. I would recommend this place due to its beautiful nature and amazing views.
Written 30 September 2019
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Yavor Gatev
Varna, Bulgaria33 contributions
Rhodope
Aug 2019
Mother Nature!
I have no words! Recommended the Waterfalls Canyon there are unbelievable views.You have to filing with your self!
Written 3 September 2019
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Simon P
Rheine, Germany9 contributions
Wonderful nature and awsome hiking trail !
Jun 2019 • Family
Wonderful trail any time of year. I do recommend to hit the trail in the warm months (from May to midle of September). And if you are located in Pamporovo, you should visit also Snezhanka Tower with the open lift chair.Tickets from Pamporovo Tourist Information Center. Good job guys.
Written 6 June 2019
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Yuval P
278 contributions
Beautiful, but... (read more inside)
Apr 2019 • Family
This is highly recommended, but please note:
1. The initial trail is very confusing. You’re not sure if you actually are there or not. But once in, you know you’re there. So keep going, even if your not sure you are on the right track, and you will find the signs.
2. Yes, it seems at first that you are in the wrong place. I recommend not to park at the main road, and try to go up the dirt road to save the walk which is long. Beware because the road is not so good.
3. We did it with small kids. So make sure they are with you at all times, as without attention, you might find them in the river...
4. Bring water with you, very important.
5. The trail is BEAUTIFUL! Gives you a strong feeling of nature. Beware of animals, the signs indicate that there are wild animals in the area.
6. This was surely a recommended trip.
Written 20 April 2019
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