DISTANCE - 8.5 KM
ELEVATION GAIN - 470 M
ELEVATION LOSS - 1160 M
MAX. ALTITUDE - 2100 M
MIN. ALTITUDE - 1330 M
DURATION - 3 H 40 MIN
The route is quite difficult and therefore requires caution and experience. The paths are clearly visible everywhere and the trail is fully marked. Follow the signs and walk about 4.5km from the exit of the village along a path called "Eh Road" by the local villagers. At a place called “Khan Kek,” the path splits in two. The unmarked path to the left leads to a place called “Rooster Rock” and a cascade above the Grizdahna waterfall. Going further is dangerous and not advisable. The path to the left leads to the village of Grizdahna via a steep descent into a forest. After an easier 1.5km walk through this forest, you will reach the main road in Grizdahna village.
It is very important to have suitable hiking clothes as this is a relatively difficult hike. The route is not suitable for people who are afraid of heights, as the descent to the forest along the "Eh Road" is difficult. This route is generally not recommended during the snowy winter as it can be dangerous. If you want to enjoy green nature this route is ideal in May-July. It is recommended to check the weather forecast before your trip as foggy, rainy or windy weather can make the trail significantly more difficult.
You can connect this trail with the Galakhudat-Griz trail.
Food and accommodation
There are no restaurants or cafes in the village of Griz. But there are guest houses that offer food and accommodation. Grizdahna village is quite touristy so there are restaurants and hotels that operate both seasonally and throughout the year. There are also guest houses that offer food and accommodation. You can find the location of guest houses, hotels and other accommodation facilities, as well as cafes and restaurants, on the map.
You can fill up your water bottles in the yards of local villagers before leaving the village. It is recommended to take 1.5-2 litres of water depending on the temperature. There is only one place where you can drink spring water on the route. After turning onto the path from the car road at the start of the trail, you will see the spring in front of you.
Local 4x4 taxis (Niva and UAZ jeeps) can take you to Griz from the city centre of Guba for 60 AZN. If you intend to return to Guba from Griz, you can ask the driver to wait for you and take you back for no extra payment. If you intend to walk to and return from Grizdahna, you ask the driver to wait for you there and take you back to Guba without paying extra.
Permissions and Special Protected Areas
No prior permission is required to hike along this route. The trail does not pass through a special protected natural area or border protection zone.