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Easy hike near Red Lake - peaks Suhardul Mic & Suhadul Mare

Mountain Hike · Transylvania
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This is one of the few scenic trails that reach over Red Lake; the path is marked to Suhardul Mic, but unmarked to Suhardul Mare.
moderate
Distance 6.7 km
3:30 h
681 m
674 m
1,491 m
984 m

The route to Suhardul Mic is a popular one, frequented by many hikers. Conveniently, it is a very accessible route, including for children, with a little care. It's also the kind of trail suitable for dogs.

We start from the Tourist Hotel and follow the path that leads over the lake. Suharul Mic peak stands on a rock that rises, imposingly, in front of you from the very beginning of the route. Along the way, you will see it almost permanently to your right. After climbing for a bit through the forest, there comes a rocky part, with an insurance railing, just in case. Next, you'll come to a clearing where several paths separate. Your route continues to the right, among old fir trees with spectacularly branched roots.

At the top, you find a plateau perfect for a rest. The information panel here shows you which peaks can be seen in the distance; the view opens to the south to Hășmașul Mare.

To reach Suhardul Mare you have to return a bit on the same route and break off from the main path after the rocky steps. Other curious trekkers have already trodden this trail, so there's a barely visible path that can be followed, at least in the summertime. About 400 meters before the actual peak, the path is lost in the coniferous forest, so you reach the peak somehow intuitively since you don't have any signs. To the left on the way up, the forest thins out, and from here you can see the tail of the lake to the front and the Suhardul Mic peak to the right.

Author’s recommendation

Start early in the morning, around 8-10 to avoid crowds.
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Author
Sînziana Mihalache 
Update: November 10, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,491 m
Lowest point
984 m
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Cardinal direction
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 21.97%Path 78.01%
Forested/wild trail
1.5 km
Path
5.2 km
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Safety information

If you want to hike to Suhardul Mare, download a map or follow a digital map because it's easy to miss the path.

Start

Hotel Turist (983 m)
Coordinates:
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46.794960, 25.797847
DMS
46°47'41.9"N 25°47'52.2"E
UTM
35T 408256 5183080
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Destination

Suhardul Mic/Mare

Note


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Getting there

From Piatra Neamt - DN 12C.

From Bașov - E578 to Gheorgheni + DN 12C

From Tg. Mures - DN13 to Bălăușeri + 13 A to Praid + DN 13B to Gheorgheni + DN 12C

Parking

The lake.

Coordinates

DD
46.794960, 25.797847
DMS
46°47'41.9"N 25°47'52.2"E
UTM
35T 408256 5183080
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Equipment

Water and snacks are enough.

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Parts of this content were machine translated using Romanian as the source language

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.7 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
681 m
Descent
674 m
Highest point
1,491 m
Lowest point
984 m
Scenic Family-friendly Summit route Dog-friendly Secured passages

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