Rila National Park_The Scary Lake

The Scary Lake Surrounded almost entirely by the sharp and bare summits of the Big, Middle and Little Kupen, the Scary Lake is not Rila’s highest or deepest, but it’s deservedly among the most notorious. It takes its name from the dreadful sounds of mountain thunderstorms that regularly hit the area, amplified by the amphitheatrical surroundings.

Trail Details

Hike Time

3 hours

Hike Length

6 km

Trail Difficulty


Map of The Scary Lake Hike

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