One of the most beautiful hiking trails in the Troodos mountains is the Caledonia waterfall trail.
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The walk is relatively short, being only 3km from the start to the finish. But don't let the short distance fool you! Most people start the walk at Platres near the Psilo Dendro trout farm, situated on the main road from Limassol to Troodos.

At Psilo Dendro, take the concrete path to the left of the restaurantand walk 100m up to the start of the trail.

At the wooden marker board, continue up the forest track towards the famous waterfall. The track is straightforwardto follow but do take care as the path crosses the Kryos Potamos river six or seven times before you hear the waterfall sound and youfinally approach the waterfall itself.

Hiking boots are strongly recommended for crossing the river, especially in wet weather or after snowfall in Cyprus as thewaterfall rock can be very slippery.

Once you reach the falls, take time to rest and get that camera out as you will want to take lots of pictures.

The track then continues alongside the left of the Caledonia falls (you can stop to look over the top of the waterfall) and then, after some rocks and undergrowth, you will pick up the first of the nature trail markers.

Follow the waterfall trail which goes STEEPLY upwards. There are lots of nature trail signs to help you on your wayand this section is far less dangerous under foot as wooden bridges have been built to cross the river.

The trail finishes at the wooden hut, about 2km from Troodos square, but not before you have conquered the 150 manmade steps en route - this part of the walk is very tiring so you need to be resaonably fit.

You can then either descend back down the same way, continue onwards to Troodos square or take an extentionloop by turning right at the wooden hut and joining the Pouziaris trail (1629m S.Shoulder), marked on the map.

Last Updated: 26 June, 2019