Main Path
Yayla Kuzdere – Gedelme
ID: 
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Mountain section linking Yayla Kuzdere and Gedelme that is part of the interior route between Çıralı and Göynük Yayla.

Essentials

Yayla Kuzdere (village)
Gedelme (village)
SSW–NNE section with Gedelme to the NNE.
Relatively flat for the southern half (other than some tiny ‘bump’ hills) but with a long, fairly steady descent towards the N for the northern half (with average grade of about 12%, though as much as 30%+ for small stretches).
The path is a mix of rural roads and good quality mountain trails.
Way-finding is fairly good along this section.

Metrics

Select the tab below corresponding to the direction you plan to walk.
Towards Gedelme:
Towards Yayla Kuzdere:
7.0 km / 4.3 mi
Distance
238 m / 781 ft
Ascent
457 m / 1,499 ft
Descent
~3.0 hrs
Duration
Elevation chart.
7.0 km / 4.3 mi
Distance
457 m / 1,499 ft
Ascent
238 m / 781 ft
Descent
~3.0 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!

Water

  • We’re not aware of any reliable water sources along this section.

Accommodations

  • We’re not currently tracking any accommodation options for the Gedelme end of this section (the hotel that used to be there has closed). However, it is possible to arrange transport to nearby accommodation options.

Camping

  • Camping options along this section are plentiful.

Accommodations

Here’s what we’re currently tracking for this trail section:
  • Annotated map of Sevim Abla's House in Yayla Kuzdere
    Guesthouse
    Sevim Abla’s House
    In Yayla Kuzdere
  • Annotated map of Süleyman Bey's House in Yayla Kuzdere
    Guesthouse
    Süleyman Bey’s House
    In Yayla Kuzdere

Wild Camping Locations

Here are the wild camping locations that we’re currently tracking along this trail section:
  • Campsite in Gedelme
    Wild Campsite
    Campsite
    In Gedelme

Water Sources

Here are the water sources that we’re currently tracking along this trail section or at either endpoint:
  • Fountain at Mosque in Yayla Kuzdere
    Water Source
    Fountain at Mosque
    In Yayla Kuzdere
  • Fountain in Yayla Kuzdere
    Water Source
    Fountain
    In Yayla Kuzdere
  • Fountain in Gedelme
    Water Source
    Fountain
    In Gedelme
  • Fountain in Gedelme
    Water Source
    Fountain
    In Gedelme
  • Fountain by Mosque in Gedelme
    Water Source
    Fountain by Mosque
    In Gedelme
  • Hose / PVC Pipe North of Gedelme
    Water Source
    Hose / PVC Pipe
    North of Gedelme

Where to Next?

From Gedelme:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Gedelme and Göynük Yayla.
    Main Path
    Gedelme – Göynük Yayla
    Distance
    9.2 km / 5.7 mi
    Ascent
    632 m / 2,073 ft
    Descent
    470 m / 1,542 ft
    Est. Duration
    4.25
    Mountain section linking Gedelme with Göynük Yayla that is part of the interior route between Çıralı and Göynük Yayla.

From Yayla Kuzdere:

  • Map of the Lycian Way between Beycik and Yayla Kuzdere.
    Main Path
    Beycik – Yayla Kuzdere
    Distance
    12.5 km / 7.8 mi
    Ascent
    1,186 m / 3,891 ft
    Descent
    1,128 m / 3,701 ft
    Est. Duration
    7.5
    Beautiful mountain section that is part of the interior route between Çıralı and Göynük Yayla.   This section involves steady ascending and descending and is quite steep almost the entire way. It reaches the highpoint for the entire Lycian Way, close to the peak of Tahtalı Dağı.

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.
  • View to the south from the northern edge of Yayla Kuzdere
    View to the south from the northern edge of Yayla Kuzdere
    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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