How to get by car to Uzungol Lake in Trabzon?

Uzungöl Lake is a mountain lake at an elevation of 1.125m (3,690ft) above sea level located south of the city of Trabzon, in Trabzon Province of Turkey.

Uzungol lake

Where is Uzungol Lake?

The lake is located in the Black Sea region, in the northeastern part of the country.

Where does the road to Uzungol Lake start and end?

The high mountain road to the lake is pretty defiant, with dangerous drop offs and 19 hairpin turns. It’s totally unpaved but navigable by most of the passenger vehicles. The road is 40.9 km (25.41 miles) long, starting and ending at the infamous Bayburt Of Yolu-D915.

How long does it take to drive to Uzungol Lake?

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 1.2 and 2 hours. The surrounding greenery of the mountain forests and fog, occasionally enveloping the lake at night, also add to the scenery. Near the lake there’s a village with hotels, restaurants, and souvenir shops. The road tops out at 2.496m (8,188ft) above sea level, by Şekersu Yaylası.
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