Horses’ Waterfall – the tallest waterfall in Romania
Located on the northern side of Rodna Mountains, Maramures, near the tourist resort Borsa, Horses’ Falls (Cascada Cailor) is one of the most beautiful cascades in Romania. Situated at an altitude of 1300 meters, the water fall is around 90 meters.
It is a very popular destination, as every year thousands of tourists all over the country and abroad come to see one of the most impressive waterfalls in the Carpathians.
Water from the snow melt and rain falls accumulates in a glacial lake and it swoops from out there to on the steep slope of Piatra Rea Reservation, creating the cascade down into several steps with successive falls from 40 meters to 20 meters and again 40.
Like all the others touristic location, the Horses’ Waterfall has its own legend. They say locals used to take their horses on the meadows near ‘Piatra Rea’, but sometimes the animals were attacked by bears. It seems that during a storm a herd of horses was cornered by a bear on the brink of the abyss where the waterfall commences. Because of the poor visibility and being extremely frightened, the horses jumped into the abyss, thus dying. Since then locals began to use the name Horses’ Waterfall.
The landscape in the area is of ??rare beauty, especially during the summer when the waterfall is truly impressive viewed from below.
Park rangers advise us that summer is the best season for a short trip in the mountains.