The Seven Ladders Canyon (Romanian “Canionul Sapte Scari”) has been carved in Jurassic limestone by a small stream called “Seven Stairs”. The canyon is made by seven slopes and seven cascades with the 2.5 meters and 15 meters. The trail through the canyon consists of metal stairs and platforms.
The Seven Ladders Canyon it is one of the main attractions for the tourists hiking the rocky paths of the Piatra Mare (Big Rock) mountain.
The Piatra Mare Mountain is situated in Brasov County.
You start the walk south of Timisu de Jos Village, from the point called “Dimbul Morii”. Start hiking on yellow stripe track, which takes you through the Seven Ladders Canyon.
The part through the ladders is magical but short about 15 minutes. The ladders and the platforms are well constructed and you need to pay a small fee. The ladders can be wet which makes it challenging at times. Climbing through the rocks and waterfalls of the canyon, made a unique and fascinating experience.
The canyon track can be crowded over weekends, so try to avoid it in the weekend or start early to avoid crowds. There is a zip line to return if you feel adventurous! You can choose to walk down on the alternate route marked with red stripe as we did.
After passing through the Seven Ladders Canyon, continue trekking to the Piatra Mare Hut which is at 1628 m altitude.
We had a good coffee at the hut, to our surprise one of the best in Romania. We filled the water bottles from the nearby stream and start trekking to the Piatra Mare peak (1,844m) following the red stripe track.
Reaching the peak, you have great views over the surrounding mountains and cities Brasov and Predeal. To return follow the easier familial route marked red stripe.
The total distance is of 17.69 km and takes about 7-8 hours. The route is of medium effort going up and downhill with a total ascent of 1206.35 m. The maximum elevation is of 1,826.7 m.
Marian from ACTIVE TRAVEL BRASOV took care of accomodation and transport for our hikes. Contact details for Active Travel Brasov:
Marian Marius TIRLA
Owner / Licensed tour & mountain guide
Agentia de Turism ACTIVE TRAVEL – Brasov