Devil’s path or “the most extreme trail in Bulgaria” (as most define it) is a very beautiful and extreme place located in the heart of the Rhodope mountains. The area itself provides a unique unity of highly attractive natural compositions – blend of rock formations, waterfalls, water cascades and rock erosion, rock wreaths.
Devil’s trail was officially opened for tourists in August 2015. Also throughout the trail there are several famous landmarks that contribute more to its uniqueness.
The first one is a century-old willow in front of which there is an inscription with a legend telling about it. It says that in the 50s of the XX century native dweller found in its roots 157 Turkish gold coins.
The second landmark is the famous Devil’s Bridge, which is a rock arch carved for millions of years by River Caaka gully. The height of the bridge to the level of the river is 18 meters (to the water level), the opening is about 6 meters, and the thickness of the rock- 3-4 meters. From the bridge you can see parts of the fearsome gorge of the river Caaka gully.
After walking a few meters you reach a place called “hidden waterfalls”. Here you can enjoy the “sound” and beautiful paintings of water on the rocks, and the cozy atmosphere of the space.
The conquest of this trail can be described as an “extraordinary” experience. Experience filled with adrenaline, emotions and creepy but beautiful views. Overall the trail is quite diverse in terms of terrain which one passes through – from a narrow path through the ancient forests of the Rhodope mountains to wooden bridges, rocky sections and steep wooden stairs. Overall the place is inspiring with its rich diversity which owns and adds a perfect part to the puzzle of the unique and perhaps the most scenic mountain on the Balkans, the Rhodope mountains.
The route of the eco-trail has information signs, several water fountains in unusual architectural style and observation platforms with views to the rock wreaths. Devil’s Trail offers unforgettable emotions and memorable experience. If you want to live through something unusual and unconventional this is the place to combine high levels of adrenaline and nature!
The eco-trail starts from the village Borino, which is located 138 km away from Sofia. Passing through Trakia highway near Pazardzhik and from there through the town of Smolyan, Devin and follow the signs up to Borino;
Тhe eco-trail has two entrances, Borino and Buinovskoto gorges. I highly recommend to use the entrance on the side of the village because there is a larger parking lot;
If you like excitement, then you’ll love to challenge yourself with this trail;
The place is not recommended for young children or weak – hearted people;