Mount Karadag in Karaman: The Ultimate Road Trip Guide

Mount Karadag, the Black Mountain, is an extinct volcano at an elevation of 2.267m (7,437ft) above the sea level, located in Karaman Province, in Central Anatolia, Turkey.

Mount Karadag

Set high in the southern central part of the country, the road the summit is totally paved and very challenging. On the hill are the ruins of a Byzantine church with a chapel and monastery an around the year 2000 a military radar base was built right around the ruins. The access is restricted. South of the summit is Mihaliç Tepe, a peak with a TV transmitter station.

Starting at Kılbasan, a village in the central district of Karaman Province, the road to the summit is 12km (7.45 miles) long. It’s a very steep drive. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.258 meters. The average gradient is 10.48%.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson