09MN05: Staţiunea Durău - Cascada Duruitoarea - Cabana Dochia

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Trail Details

Difficulty
medium
Distance
7,50km
Duration
4:30-5:00h
Ascent
1240m
Descent
310m
Peak
1784m

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Directions

From Durau Resort, in front of the headquarters of Ceahlau National Park Administration, cross Nican brook on a footbridge and climb the secondary ridge that guards the left side of the creek and in less than 10 minutes get to DJ 155F county road. Once you cross the road, go back into the forest, climb the gentle slope that becomes increasingly steeper and walk among the rock blocks that detached from the steep slope. After about an hour, get to Poiana Vesuri meadow, at an elevation of 1,189 m. The trail to Duruitoarea waterfall heads southwest across several clearings. Then, it continues through the forest. The path is bordered on the left by blocks of rock derived from the slopes of Toaca Peak and Piatra Ciobanului Cliff. It crosses several streams, the last obstacle being Rapa Paraului. Then, it descends gradually towards Rupturi brook, whose stream is Duruitoarea Waterfall. At an elevation of 1,218 m, the waterfall consists of two levels separated by a threshold dug into the rock. The waterfall is 25 m high. There are tables and benches near the waterfall, so this is a good place to rest. From the waterfall, climb on top of the plateau and the trail moves away from the creek, to the left, up to Poiana Scaius meadow (1,400 m), and crosses the upper part of the steep slope of Rapa Arinis ravine reaching Poiana Arinis meadow (1,651 m). You are close to the upper forest limit and after a short ascent, reach the dwarf mountain pine zone and the subalpine meadows. To the left, you first see the crags of Piatra Ciobanului Cliff that seem almost inaccessible and further Toaca Peak (1,904 m). Get to the intersection with the blue stripe trail that comes from Jgheabul lui Voda gully. From here, walk past Piatra Lacrimata Cliff and within less than half an hour get to Dochia Hut.

Stages

Staţiunea Durău - Poiana Vesuri - Cascada Duruitoarea - Curmătura Piciorul Șchiop - Cabana Dochia

Observations

Not recommended during winter between Duruitoarea Waterfall and Dochia Hut

Weather

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Staţiunea Durău - Cascada Duruitoarea - Cabana Dochia in Ceahlău, Neamţ is a medium hiking trail.
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