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  • Surqāoshān-ī Shaikhān

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    Hiking
    near Surqāoshān-ī Shaikhān, As Sulaymānīyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    5.10mi
    Elevation +
    961f
    TrailRank
    54
    Photo of Surqāoshān-ī Shaikhān Photo of Surqāoshān-ī Shaikhān Photo of Surqāoshān-ī Shaikhān

    Nice area full of valley and nice view, there are many diffrenet geology plate and different rocks and stream

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  • Delezha

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    Hiking
    near Day Layzah, As Sulaymānīyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    4.25mi
    Elevation +
    1355f
    TrailRank
    50
    Photo of Delezha Photo of Delezha Photo of Delezha

    The village, mountain, valley, birds, and all the area was nice and excelent to visit there are many ridges up , it refreshing , i enjoyed the area and the calm atmosphere

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  • Kani shok - shadal valley

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    Hiking
    near Sarujāw, As Sulaymānīyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    4.78mi
    Elevation +
    2139f
    TrailRank
    43
    Photo of Kani shok - shadal valley Photo of Kani shok - shadal valley Photo of Kani shok - shadal valley

    Its nice area , full of adventure and green tree , i like the water stream came from shadala to the valley, the wind tired us specially at the evening

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  • 1000 km kurdistan tour

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    Car
    near Kalāwānān, Sulaymaniyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    633.14mi
    Elevation +
    45581f
    TrailRank
    39
    Photo of 1000 km kurdistan tour Photo of 1000 km kurdistan tour Photo of 1000 km kurdistan tour

    Its 1,000 km driving and hiking in many towns lake, river, mountain, villages, religious place and tourist landmark

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  • Gali zoragvan

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    Hiking
    near Zāragūn, Nineveh (Iraq)
    Distance
    8.39mi
    Elevation +
    856f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Gali zoragvan Photo of Gali zoragvan Photo of Gali zoragvan

    Trail next to the river, bring swimsuit and shoe change. Great vegetation and swimming spots. Has plenty of trash at the start

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  • Mawan

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    Hiking
    near Mawan, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    9.83mi
    Elevation +
    2520f
    TrailRank
    36
    Photo of Mawan Photo of Mawan Photo of Mawan

    This hike is a soft pases, clear way with a Flatbush road return. Very relaxing, but there is little shadow, so pick a cool or low sun day. At 33C sunny day we used 4 lts of water at average bpm of 113 (medium physical e...

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  • Kosrat mountain

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    near Xelekan, As Sulaymānīyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    2.86mi
    Elevation +
    1601f
    TrailRank
    35
    Photo of Kosrat mountain Photo of Kosrat mountain Photo of Kosrat mountain

    It was nice experience and sightseeing , try continue to the pick because there is a nice view of dokan lake

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  • Kānī Jawz(view point) - Halabja

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    Off Road
    near Kānī Jawz, Sulaymaniyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    5.88mi
    Elevation +
    256f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Kānī Jawz(view point) - Halabja Photo of Kānī Jawz(view point) - Halabja Photo of Kānī Jawz(view point) - Halabja

    A beautiful rocky road, which worth doing it for an amasing view of the mountains. If it isn’t winter you won’t need an 4x4, but your tyres will be tested by the surface with sharp rocks. Enjoy the beauty of the nature!

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  • Halgurd Hike-2014-10-06 10:46:37

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    near Beqabush, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    3.77mi
    Elevation +
    4111f
    TrailRank
    34
    Photo of Halgurd Hike-2014-10-06 10:46:37 Photo of Halgurd Hike-2014-10-06 10:46:37 Photo of Halgurd Hike-2014-10-06 10:46:37

    Halgurd at 3607 is the highest peak in Southern Kurdistan (Iraq). We camped at 2400 and hiked next morning to the summit. It took us 3 and a half hours. The best thing is the water stream that runs through the mountain a...

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  • near Dayray al ‘Ulyā, As Sulaymānīyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    4.28mi
    Elevation +
    1732f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Gmo mountain, from Shanaxse village Photo of Gmo mountain, from Shanaxse village Photo of Gmo mountain, from Shanaxse village

    Its special mountain, very cool weather , still there was some snow on the mountain, our path was clean of mine, but still there are plenty mine field, better to ask locals for support and showing the way to the top of t...

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  • Qalā Sinj al ‘Ulyā

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    near Qalā Sinj al ‘Ulyā, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    5.99mi
    Elevation +
    2382f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Qalā Sinj al ‘Ulyā Photo of Qalā Sinj al ‘Ulyā Photo of Qalā Sinj al ‘Ulyā

    Loop combining 2 frequent hikes with a faint footpath between the two hill tops. There are some interesting improvised stone walls along the ridges

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  • Shaqlāwah

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    Hiking
    near Shaqlāwah, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    9.54mi
    Elevation +
    3520f
    TrailRank
    31
    Photo of Shaqlāwah Photo of Shaqlāwah Photo of Shaqlāwah

    Shaqlāwah. This hike has a steep start with an old “fertility temple/cave” along the road. After which there is a steep climb see pic. It is easier to make on the way up than down, hence the diversion on the way back. Fr...

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  • Bermasar to Halgurd

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    Hiking
    near Shilan, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    3.92mi
    Elevation +
    1837f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Bermasar to Halgurd Photo of Bermasar to Halgurd Photo of Bermasar to Halgurd

    Going to Bermasar to Halgurd it the highest mountain in Kurdistan Iraq 3607 evaluation anyone Who like hike should try this trail

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  • Kanedo mountain

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    Hiking
    near Al Māwān al Kabīr, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    5.94mi
    Elevation +
    164f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Kanedo mountain Photo of Kanedo mountain Photo of Kanedo mountain

    I accidentally stopped tracking soon after starting. From. The start point follow the path up to the ridge. Walk along the ridge to the point the GPS picks up again. A beautiful walk with a steep initial climb. See Sheep...

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  • Halgurd (3607 m)

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    Hiking
    near Shilan, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    3.40mi
    Elevation +
    1847f
    TrailRank
    30
    Photo of Halgurd (3607 m) Photo of Halgurd (3607 m) Photo of Halgurd (3607 m)

    Halgurd is the second highest mountain of Iraq. Or, as the locals prefer, the second highest mountain of the autonomous region of kurdistan. To reach the trailhead, a 4WD is necessary. A narrow mountain course extends cl...

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  • Say Kanyan canyon

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    Walking
    near Sirr Mūrid, As Sulaymānīyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    7.46mi
    Elevation +
    2274f
    TrailRank
    27
    Photo of Say Kanyan canyon Photo of Say Kanyan canyon Photo of Say Kanyan canyon

    This was a very cool hike, but they have built a road. It’s still fine because there are no cars passing :) By the end of summer there are some fruits along the road

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  • Saddam's palace

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    near Kūrah Mārkah, Dahūk (Iraq)
    Distance
    14.45mi
    Elevation +
    4035f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Saddam's palace Photo of Saddam's palace

    Drive up to Saddam's Palace near Amedi. Stay on the road as there are mines! The road is damaged, suggest a 4WD. We went end of Feb. Still lots of snow.

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  • Gozyha Mountain-Slemani

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    Hiking
    near Ḩayy Hawārī Barzah, As Sulaymānīyah (Iraq)
    Distance
    1.58mi
    Elevation +
    1457f
    TrailRank
    22| Rating 1.0
    Photo of Gozyha Mountain-Slemani Photo of Gozyha Mountain-Slemani

    Hiking in the woods of Gozyha mountain on the edge of Slemani city. Enjoy the Fresh air and beautiful views of the city and the trail. This data is for starting right from Malik Mahmood Ring Road to the top of the mount...

    Unfortunately a fence was built from the first 300m of the track and the way forward is blocked :(
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  • Zoragvan

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    near Isūmarah, Nineveh (Iraq)
    Distance
    1.68mi
    Elevation +
    131f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo of Zoragvan Photo of Zoragvan

    Trek along a river to some beautiful swimming spots. You will need to do this in the reverse order of what is saved

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  • Halgurd

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    Hiking
    near Kaylāzayr, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    3.39mi
    Elevation +
    1014f
    TrailRank
    20

    Not a great trip up as we ended up with mines. You can follow the start of this trail, but don't leave the trail where we did! I will try again and map a new route.

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  • Drive to halguard

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    near Chōmān, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    12.27mi
    Elevation +
    4541f
    TrailRank
    20

    We stopped and camped at this point. At the turn around point the road was not passable without 4wd. I will track again the route tomorrow

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  • Balisan Valley

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    Hiking
    near Ash Shaykh Wassān, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    5.64mi
    Elevation +
    1673f
    TrailRank
    20

    Plenty of hiking options in this area. There are dirt 4wd tracks or animal trails you can follow. It is possible to also hike right after the ridge to Malakan village, but we were not in the mood for more climb

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  • Halgord Mountain Trail

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    Hiking
    near Shilan, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    2.93mi
    Elevation +
    4009f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo of Halgord Mountain Trail Photo of Halgord Mountain Trail Photo of Halgord Mountain Trail

    From base camp at about 2,500 meters to the peak of Halgord, Iraq's second tallest mountain. Watch out for mines, slippery areas, and (mostly friendly) armed Kurds

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  • Rock climbing and hike near Erbil

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    Hiking
    near Tūskā, Arbīl (Iraq)
    Distance
    1.29mi
    Elevation +
    669f
    TrailRank
    18
    Photo of Rock climbing and hike near Erbil Photo of Rock climbing and hike near Erbil

    Bring your own ropes, carribinas etc and climb the few routes set here. Or head up the mountain for an awesome walk. You can go much further than I did but I didn't have time for more.

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