Döğmeci – Aydoğmuş Village
Location: The trail is located in the northwest of Nallıhan. It is 28 km away from the town center. The starting point of the trail is at the entrance of Döğmeci Village, next to the water tank, where a road enters the forest. This point can be reached by taking the asphalt road that turns west at approximately 5 km on the D-140 highway, which goes north from the town center and leads to Yakapınar, Çulhalar, Aydoğmuş, and Döğmeci villages.
General Features: The hiking trail passes through forests and forest clearings. Oak forests and mature black pine forests are particularly prominent, especially at the starting point. The 830-year-old black pine tree located at Yapraklı Berber Pınarı, about 1.5 km southeast of Döğmeci Village, and the 350-year-old black pine tree located at Erenler are considered monumental trees. The areas that were previously used for agriculture have turned into forest clearings. Except for the final sections, lava, basalt, and basaltic andesites can be seen throughout most of the trail.
Hiking Distance: 10 Km
Hiking Duration: 6.5 hours
Difficulty Level: Easy
Suitable Season: Spring, summer, autumn. Only professional teams can hike during winter.
Water Crossings: None.
Vegetation: Trees: Black Pine (Pinus nigra), Oak species (Quercus pubescens, Q. robur, Q. petraea, Q. infectoria, Q. cerris), Juniper species (Juniperus oxycedrus, J. foetidissima, J. excelsa), Aspen (Populus tremula), Service Tree (Sorbus torminalis), Hazel (Corylus). Shrubs and Herbaceous Plants: Barberry (Berberis), Honeysuckle (Lonicera), Milk Vetch (Astragalus), Prickly Thrift (Acantholimon), Broom (Genista), Yellow Vetch (Lathyrus), Forget-me-not (Myosotis), Speedwell (Veronica), Dead Nettle (Lamium), Mullein (Verbascum).
Animals: Mammals: Red Deer (Cervus elaphus), Wild Boar (Sus scrofa), Fox (Vulpes vulpes), Jackal (Canis aureus), Brown Bear (Ursus arctos). Birds: European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus major), Goldcrest (Regulus regulus), Coal Tit (Parus ater), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius), Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs).
Drinking Water along the Trail: Available at the starting point.
Distance to Major Cities: 190 km from Ankara, 318 km from Istanbul.