Access Path
Göynük Canyon – Göynük
Off-route into town
ID: 
62

Optional detour off-route to the village of Göynük, where there are accommodation options as well as transport connections to Antalya and elsewhere.

At Göynük Canyon trailhead
Image credit:  
Anna Flack
, All rights reserved

Essentials

Göynük Canyon (landmark)
Göynük (town)
W–E section (plus N–S within the town itself) with Göynük to the E / SE.
Has a steady but not steep descent towards the E (towards Göynük) and then flat within Göynük itself.
This section is entirely by paved road.
This is an off-route section and thus has no way-markings. However, the way is clear and straightforward.

Metrics

Select the tab below corresponding to the direction you plan to walk.
Towards Göynük:
Towards Göynük Canyon:
4.0 km / 2.5 mi
Distance
40 m / 131 ft
Ascent
90 m / 295 ft
Descent
~1.25 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.
4.0 km / 2.5 mi
Distance
90 m / 295 ft
Ascent
40 m / 131 ft
Descent
~1.25 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.

Handy Things to Know

The following notes are gathered from our own experiences and from feedback sent to us by other hikers. Let us know how we can improve these notes – and thanks!

Accommodations

  • There are lots of guesthouses available along the valley road and within Göynük itself.

Amenities

  • There are several mini-markets along the roadside. Restaurants, pharmacies, banks, and other amenities are available along the main road through the town.

Transport

  • Dolmuş service is available from within Göynük, connecting with Antalya among other destinations.

Accommodations

Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this trail section:
  • Annotated map of Green Garden Otel Göynük in Göynük
    Hotel
    Green Garden Otel Göynük
    In Göynük

Wild Camping Locations

Here are the wild camping locations that we’re currently tracking along this trail section:
  • Campsite Between Göynük Canyon and Göynük
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    Between Göynük Canyon and Göynük

Water Sources

Here are the water sources that we’re currently tracking along this trail section or at either endpoint:
  • Spring Water Between Göynük Canyon and Göynük
    Water Source
    Spring Water
    Between Göynük Canyon and Göynük
  • Water Source Between Göynük Canyon and Göynük
    Water Source
    Water Source
    Between Göynük Canyon and Göynük

Where to Next?

From Göynük:

If you are opting to start or finish your hike here, there is dolmuş service to / from Antalya. It is also reasonably affordable to take a taxi / private car.

From Göynük Canyon:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Göynük Yayla and Göynük Canyon.
    Main Path
    Göynük Yayla – Göynük Canyon
    Distance
    12.6 km / 7.8 mi
    Ascent
    805 m / 2,641 ft
    Descent
    1,574 m / 5,164 ft
    Est. Duration
    7.5
    Beautiful but frequently rugged and challenging mountain section with many great views and interesting rock formations, with the gorge itself a popular highlight.
  • Map of the Lycian Way between Göynük Canyon and Hısarçandır.
    Main Path
    Göynük Canyon – Hısarçandır
    Distance
    19.3 km / 12.0 mi
    Ascent
    1,795 m / 5,889 ft
    Descent
    1,000 m / 3,281 ft
    Est. Duration
    10.0
    Long section linking Göynük Canyon with the village of Hısarçandır. This used to be the first or last section of the Lycian Way (depending on which way you were walking) until it was extended in early 2014.

Pretty Pictures

Sometimes nothing beats a good photo. Or even a bad photo! If you’d like to share some or all of your photo collection with the Trekopedia community, contact us at photos@trekopedia.com and we can arrange a transfer of them. And thanks!
All photos are copyright by their respective owners and are used with permission.
  • At Göynük Canyon trailhead
    View at Göynük Canyon (trailhead)
    Photo by 
    Anna Flack
     – 
    Fall 2022

How You Can Help

Trail research is never actually done. Here’s some of what we’re looking for:
✅   More photos! Ideally with geo-location information in the metadata. In addition to using some photos on Trekopedia, we add them to our internal reference database which significantly helps us with trail research. The more photos, the better! If you are willing to share your collection with us, we’d be incredibly grateful. Let us know and we’ll arrange a transfer.

✅   Points of interest. Help us identify (and geo-locate) accommodations, attractions, restaurants, markets, trail waypoints, confusing or problematic junctions, difficult or hazardous places, water sources, and so on. 

✅   Tips & recommendations. Share your thoughts with other hikers.
In addition to the above, please see this article for information on more general ways you can help. Thanks!
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