Gradistea Muncelului Nature Park (Parcul Natural Gradistea Muncelului – Cioclovina) is located in Hunedoara County, in the west of Romania, and is one of the numerous nature reserves in this nature-rich country. The nature park covers almost 40,000 hectares with forests and pastures, hayfields, farmlands, and rivers, as well as caves and rare plants. From the villages: Costesti, Magureni, Bosorod, Pui, Ponor, Baru and Crivadia, for example, you can get to the hiking trails, which should not be left. It is forbidden and besides it can be dangerous. Within the nature park there is also the historical site Sarmisegetusa Regia.
- Route: Valea Streiului – Vf. Lola – Vf. Bulzu – Vf. Porumbelu Mare (The trail begins in the commune of Baru, at the crossroads of the Strei Valley )
Marking: Red stripe on white background
Walking time: 7 – 8 hours
- Route : Podul Gerosu – Dealul Muncelului – Cetatea Feţele Albe – Valea Alba (The trail begins in Vl.Gradistei, at the junction of Gerosului Valley with Gradistei Valley (Gerosu Bridge))
Marking: Blue triangle on white background
Walking time: 3 – 3,5 hours
- Route : Aurul verde din Parcul Natural Gradistea Muncelului Cioclovina” – the path begins in the Cioclovina valley
Marking: Yellow conifer on white background
Walking time: 1, hours
- Route: „Biodiversitatea Munţilor Şureanu” – the trail starts at the confluence of the Rea Valley with the Grădiște Valley and leads through the Rea Valley to the Vârtoapelor Plateau (passing the Rea Valley Waterfall and the Sfinții Români Hermitage).
Marking: Orange hiker on white background
Walking time: 1,5 hours
Gradistea Muncelului Nature Park (Parcul Natural Gradistea Muncelului – Cioclovina)
Location: District Hunedoara
Nature and National Parks
Nature and National Parks in Romania
Romania is characterized by numerous natural parks, idyllic forests, mountain peaks, lakes and coastal landscapes.