Trigrad Gorge

Smolyan Region  >  Bulgaria

Deep narrow gorge with mountain stream, limestone cliffs with many nishes and caves, pine trees and forest mixed with meadows and agriculture lands, a village.

Added* by Petar Iankov
Most recent update 13 April 2020


This is the best site in Bulgaria to see easily the Wallcreeper from close distance. Variety of habitats provide good opportuniity to observe a good selection of birds. Impressive scenery, some endemic plants, such as the Rhodope haberlea, interesting butterfly species and other wildlife give additional attractiveness of Trigrad Gorge.



Follow the road 197 to the Devil's Throat Cave (a kilometer North of the village of Trigrad), where you can park your car and explore this are by foot. Later you can drive to the village itself, to park the car there and walk on a unpaved road towards the village of Yagodina.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Mountain , Canyon/cliff , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes , Grassland , Valley , River , City/village


Mountainous , Flat , Hilly , Rocky

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?


Good birding season

Spring , Summer

Best time to visit



Paved road , Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Car

Birdwatching hide / platform


Extra info

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