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Gorelnik Waterfalls

Intermediate
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This route is a good introduction to the Zaili Alatau mountains.


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7.4

Miles

11.8

KM

Out and Back

8,148' 2,484 m

High

5,577' 1,700 m

Low

2,619' 798 m

Up

2,631' 802 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

65%

Max Grade (33°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Fall Colors · Hot Spring · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Family Friendly Easy to go with children starting at 6-7 years old. This hiking route is near the Almaty.

Overview

A good hiking route for a Saturday or Sunday outing with stunning views and beautiful waterfalls.

Need to Know

Beware of the creek crossing at the beginning of Summer Creek, which can be a river. May need to take additional socks.

From mid-April to early June, there are many ticks.

Description

To access this out-and-back hike, you can take bus #12 from the Hotel "Kazakhstan" (first bus 07.15 AM, last from Medeo 08.40 PM). Or, at the start point, you can park a car at the public parking lot.

After parking, the trail will start out heading uphill. You'll take a ladder up to Medeo dam and at the middle of the track, the trail will continue to go uphill from there. There are two more difficult places where the steep grade will get your heartbeat up.

Overall trail surface: 80% ground, 20% stones and uphill.

Take 1.5 liters of water. You can refill using the fresh spring near the waterfall.

Flora & Fauna

Thyme, oregano, nettle, dog rose, barberry, raspberry.

Shared By:

Oleg Litvinenko

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Photos

Medeo icering and dam with view of Shymbulak ski resort (left top)
Sep 26, 2017 near Almaty, KZ
Medeo dam ladder.
Sep 26, 2017 near Almaty, KZ
Big Gorelnik waterfall
Sep 1, 2017 near Almaty, KZ

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