Asarlık Hill – Bozyaka Pond
Location: It is located in the north of Nallıhan. It is 20 km away from the town center. To reach the trail, take the road that branches off to the east at approximately 10 km on the Bolu-Sakarya direction of the D-140 highway, leading to Güzelce, Kabaca, and Danişment villages. The hike starts in front of the mosque in Danişment Village.
General Features: It is a nature monument with intriguing geological and geomorphological characteristics. The trail starts in the forest and continues through rocky areas, forested sections, and along the lakeside. It passes through agricultural fields and forested areas until reaching the slope of Sivriasarlık Hill. The trail includes steep ascents and descents.
Hiking Distance: 7,5 Km
Hiking Duration: 5 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate to difficult. The summit passage on Sivriasarlık Hill is suitable for experienced teams.
Recommended Season: Spring, summer, autumn. Only professional teams should attempt the hike during winter months.
Water Crossings: Yes, walking along the lakeside.
Vegetation: The trail passes through forested and semi-forested areas. There are planted tree areas. Trees such as Black Pine (Pinus nigra), Juniper species (Juniperus oxycedrus, J. foetidissima, J. excelsa), Oak species (Quercus infectoria, Q. pubescens), and others are present. Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants include Dog Rose (Rosa canina), Milk Vetch (Astragalus), Cotoneaster, Hawthorn (Crataegus), Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Pheasant’s Eye (Adonis), Grape Hyacinth (Muscari), Globe Daisy (Globularia), Onosma, Thyme (Thymus), and others.
Animals: Mammals: European Hare (Lepus europaeus), Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Red Deer (Cervus elaphus). Reptiles: Ophisops elegans. Birds: Coal Tit (Parus ater), Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major), Crag Martin (Hirundo (Ptyonoprogne) rupestris), Rock Nuthatch (Sitta neumayer), Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca), White-backed Vulture (Neophron percnopterus), Eagle (Falco).
Drinking Water on the Trail: Available at the starting point.
Distance to Cities: Ankara 180 km, Istanbul 320 km.