About Turda Gorge
Turda Gorges are located in the eastern extremity of Apuseni Mountains, Trascăului Mountains group. The latter are bounded by the Ampoiului Valley in the South that separates them from Metaliferi Mountains, Cluj Hills in the North and Gilău Massif – Big Mountain in the West.
Turda Gorge was formed as a result of erosion of the limestone soil in Jurassic period by Hăşdate River. It is about 2 km long and vertically expanded for 200 m, and it is the gorge with the highest vertical wall among Apuseni Mountains.
The area presents a wide variety of karst topography with erosion caves (more than 60) on the edge of Hăşdate stream, scree, rocky corners, crossing paths at steep walls, from rock and scree to abundant vegetation.
The region flora includes over 1,000 floral species among which white gillyflower, wild thyme, piebald tulip, daisy, etc. As for the fauna, there are bats and fish species (groundling, the chub), amphibians and reptiles (bittern, crested triton, adder), birds (nightingale, woodpecker), etc.