A 4x4 road to Kirklar Mescidi on the summit of Soganli Daglari

Kirklar Mescidi is a high mountain mosque at an elevation of 3.161m (10,370ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Trabzon and Bayburt provinces, in Turkey. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.

Soganli Daglari-Kirklar Mescidi

Where is Kirklar Mescidi?

The mosque is located on the border of Trabzon Province (on the Black Sea coast region) and Bayburt Province (in the Northeast Anatolia region). The mosque, known as Kırklar Hill by the locals, attracts the attention of nature lovers. In recent years. In recent years it has become a frequent destination for people who want to spend time with nature. The mosque, which was built with stones on the Soganli Daglari hill and then renovated with wooden material, also has a kitchen and sleeping areas for those who want to spend the night in prayer and stay here.

Can I drive to Kirklar Mescidi?

The road to the mosque is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The final part of the climb is brutal: very narrow (impassable for 2 medium cars), steep and rough. The road was built in 2020.

How long is the road to Kirklar Mescidi?

Starting at Şekersu (Trabzon), the road to the mosque is 9.0 km (5.59 miles) long. It’s a very steep drive. Over this distance the elevation gain is 749 meters. The average gradient is 8.32%.

Is the road to Kirklar Mescidi open?

Set high in the Pontic Mountains aka Karadeniz Dağları, the road is not maintained during winter. It usually opens in mid-May through mid-September. It’s one of the highest roads of the country.

Road suggested by: jorge manuel gómez sánchez