Cascada Cailor: A spectacle of nature in the heart of the Călimani Mountains

Discover the Horse Waterfall, a masterpiece of nature, where a spectacular waterfall, fascinating legends and a unique atmosphere await you.

A symbol of the Călimani Mountains

Located at an altitude of 1300 meters, the Cailor Waterfall is the largest waterfall in the Călimani Mountains and one of the most impressive in Romania. The 90-metre waterfall, divided into ten smaller cascades, creates a grandiose spectacle that will instantly captivate you.

Legend of the winged horses

A fascinating legend is linked to the Horse Waterfall. It is said that here, on the steep cliffs, the winged horses of the kites gathered to play and bathe in the crystal clear waters. One day, a beautiful girl from the village below climbed the mountain and saw the frisky horses. Fascinated by their beauty, she tried to catch one of them, but failed. The horses, furious, lost their wings and ran off into the depths of the forest, and the waterfall remains as a testament to this legend.

An adventure for all tastes

The Cailor Waterfall is an ideal destination for nature lovers and mountain hikers. There are two tourist trails that can take you to the waterfall: an easier one, starting from Piatra Fântânele resort, and a more difficult one, starting from the village of Mărișel.

Useful information for a memorable visit

  • Access:The Cailor Waterfall is located in the Călimani Mountains, Suceava County, about 40 km from Vatra Dornei.
  • Program: The waterfall can be visited permanently.
  • Fees: Access to the waterfall is free.
  • Tips: Wear comfortable footwear and clothing suitable for hiking. Take water and snacks with you. Respect the rules of the trail and don't leave tracks on the trail.

The Horse Waterfall awaits you to discover a magical world where you can connect with nature and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Further information

  • Flora and fauna: The area around the falls is rich in vegetation and is home to a variety of animal species, including brown bear, wolf and deer.
  • Sights in the area: Piatra Fântânele Resort, Sucevita Monastery, Suceava Castle.

A visit to the Horse Waterfall is a unique experience that will leave its mark on you with its natural beauty, fascinating legends and peaceful mountain atmosphere.


  • Accommodation: There are various accommodation options in and around Piatra Fântânele, from hotels to guesthouses and cottages.
  • Restaurants: In Piatra Fântânele and Vatra Dornei there are restaurants serving traditional Romanian and international dishes.
  • Activities: besides visiting the waterfall, you can enjoy hiking, sightseeing in the area, winter sports or relaxing at a nature hut.

The Călimani Mountains are waiting for you to discover a region rich in history, culture and traditions, with a special natural beauty!