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4 miles
313 ft
-2,611 ft
1 miles
High Point


  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    April to November
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden

This route is one of the oldest paths located at north of Tehran. Palangchal is a mountain hut and an access path to Fifth Station of Tochal cabin. It is one the most favourite hiking trails in the mountains of Tehran with a lot of Tea Houses and Food Huts. The higher the altitude the less huts you find. The trail has lots of steps here and there and plenty of rockgardens. Mules and horses are in the path and the priority is with them. Do stay on the mountain side and not the valley side of trail when they pass by you. Watch out for hikers, the priority is with them and saying a kind "Thank You" goes a long way, make sure they are aware that you are behind them. The path is technical and has a lot of exposure to valley below and many places are no fall zones. Serious risk of injury or death incase of uncontrolled crashes. One of the old favourites. Not wet friendly at all, these well polished rocks are very slippery. Mountain biking is only allowed from Saturday to Wednesday and not on any holidays.

Access Info

North of Tehran, Darakeh.


Risky but fun.

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More Stats for Palangchal to Darakeh bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,297 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,566 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,864 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,567 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,589 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,447 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to palangchal-to-darakeh trailhead (35.854040, 51.381410)
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