Taurus Mountains

  • Gulluk Dagi Milli Park - © Flickr user bazylek100
  • Valley view to Taurus - © Flickr user TimoAndDog

Key information: Taurus Mountains

  • The Taurus Mountains are dramatic and remote, characterised by sheer rock walls and barren peaks deeply cut by valleys and canyons.
  • Rugged landscapes, wild, craggy canyons and gorgeous lakes, streams and pastures, some spectacular views from on high.
  • A mountain range within a mountain range, make sure you venture into Ala Daglar's vast expanse in the central Taurus. Easy access from Cappadocia.
  • ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest16
  • Human interest5
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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Valley view to Taurus - © Flickr user TimoAndDog

WALK SUMMARY

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The Toros Mountains (traditionally spelled Taurus) form a 500km barrier between Turkey's southern coast and the plains of Anatolia.

Much of the Taurus Mountains seems impenetrable, but you can traverse it on old caravan routes (including the St Paul Trail), hike its canyons and get up into the remote, craggy high country which shelters magical pastures and lakes.

A multitude of walks. See in particular our Ala Daglar page, which discusses a number of walks in this range, and see Mark Daley's account of walking here.

Other accounts: share your experiences

Your comments on this walk, your experiences and suggestions, and your photos are very welcome. Where appropriate, you will be credited for your contribution.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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Any person who is considering undertaking this walk should do careful research and make their own assessment of the risks, dangers and possible problems involved. They should also go to “Important information” for further important information.

Anyone planning an expedition to this place should see further important information about this walk.

OTHER ACCOUNTS
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Add your experiences, suggestions and photos. We would be delighted to receive your writing and ideas (which will be attributed appropriately where published).

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