The trail starts from the mining town of Bălan, pass by the church and then turn right following the blue stripe waymarks. As soon as you leave the forest road, the trail turns quickly very steep and and very rooty. In fact, I don’t remember seeing a rootier section anywhere else: it’s heaven for enduro riders ! The combination of rooty and rocky sections keeps on for about 2,5 km. After a while, the trail meets a very steep track marked with red triangle that brings you to a clearing. From here, the cottage and the Piatra Singuratică rock formation is not far away. If the weather looks clear, you can follow the red stripe waymarks up to Hășmașul Mare peak. It’s short and worthy!