Jieț Gorges

They represent another natural area of Jiu valley, which is of national interest; its surface is ten hectares. The reserve lies on the territory of the town of Petrila, on the Jieţ river. It is crossed by national road DN 7A Petroşani-Voineasa that connects the County of Hunedoara to Vâlcea County. The reserve covers 40 km2, and has an important tourist potential, irrespective of the season. The importance of this protected natural area is due mostly to the beauty of the landscape, with the steep slopes of the Parâng Mountains, with narrow gorges and wild cliffs. A lot of unexplored caves and mountain trails are also to be found here.