DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,081 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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hiking
7 days ago

My fav in tehran as it's as easy and hard as you want it to be.
parking can be difficult , especially on weekends and holidays, so I usually take a cheap bus trip from tajrish (just ask for darakeh shuttles)
there are plenty of restaurants along the trail to get yummy kabobs, fresh seasonal fruit juices and hookahs. my fav is "omran" cafe which is about an hour hike from darakeh square.
the hike to "palang chal" (tigers cliff) is medium level, especially the last hill to get to the cafe (worth it for an amazing view and even better cinnamon tea)
darakeh will amaze you in any season, from the hottest summer days (although the nights are better , look for soltani restuarant as they occasionally have people singing and having a good time on weekends ) to the heaviest of snow storms....