Fagaras Mountains are the largest and highest mountains of the Southern Carpathians.

Făgăraș
Hiking trails, Făgăraș

Piscul Negru-Paltinului saddle

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GPS Coordinates:
45,58299 N, 24,59749 E

Duration: 3 - 3 1/2 h
Length: 6 km
Height difference: +1100 m
Note: Dangerous in the winter

The blue dot and blue triangle trail starts at Piscul Negru, travels through Capra valley into the woods, 1/2 hour from start we reach at a forester house. Heigher in the realm of juniper trees the road leading to Lacul Călțun takes another course.

Piscul Negru - Călțun lake

We climb to the cauldron, detour the west side and enter on its eatern side of Paltinul valley. Here we intersect with the blue cross route:

Călțun lake - Tunnel Transfăgărășan

In order to avoid a swampy area we have to climb a rugged section to reach Paltinului saddle, where we meet the red streak trail.

Caprei saddle-Negoiu peak Bâlea Lake - Paltinului saddle Piscul Negru, Photo: Rogojanu Florin Piscul Negru, Photo: Rogojanu Florin Piscul Negru, Photo: Salvamont Argeș Capra brook, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Capra brook, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Piscul Negru-Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Piscul Negru-Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Piscul Negru-Paltinului saddle hiking trail, Făgăraș mountains, Photo: Ștefan Pușcașu Paltinu saddle, Photo: Hetei Gábor Paltinu saddle, Photo: Paul Ion Paltinu saddle, Photo: Hetei Gábor Paltinu saddle, Photo: Paul Ion Paltinu saddle, Photo: Cioabată Andrei

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