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Rila Mountain Trail is a 46 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Samokov, Sofia, Bulgaria that features a lake and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 46.0 mi Elevation gain 16,561 ft Route type Point to Point
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Hike the highest Bulgarian Peak and take the best trail in Rila ending at the 7 Rila Lakes. Rila Mountain is the highest mountain in Bulgaria and Musala peak its highest peak at 2925m altitude. It is a classic route with mixed difficulty. People generally take 4-7 days to complete this trip. You can sleep in huts or camp.

As an unexperienced hikers, we took too much stuff! Leave whatever possible at home! Take Poles, they help a lot, and if you like camping, take a tent. There are wonderful places for camping.

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Joe Robinson
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Ivan Pinchev
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Teresa Ryan
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Definitely a must do, breathtaking scenery!

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Liz Spalding
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Challenging but worth while.

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Ralina Georgieva
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Great track, semi difficult. The only minus is the masses of people in the summer. For runners I won't recommend it in that season.

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Adam Sadowy
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One of the most scenic trails I've ever been on, we did a portion of this trail in Dec...

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Yana Marikutsa
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Ofer Fridman
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Inti Amaterasu
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