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Streamhopping and Bushwhackingbluehike near Krrabë

Summary: This hike to a beautiful waterfall near Krrabë is proof that you can't have your cake and eat it. The waterfall is only there after a good heavy rain - or an entire season of rain! But then, the trails are muddy, and it will not be easy to cross all those little streams that are in your way, and which make up the waterfall.

The waterfall can be seen when driving on the old road from Tirana to Elbasan, near the village of Krrabë. The waterfall is left (east) of the new tunnel of the new Tirana - Elbasan highway. We went there on 1 April 2013, and the tunnel and the road were still a construction site. Most likely by the time of the election in June 2013, much of the new road will be done. We hope that the waterfall will still be visible, most probably also from the new road.

Most of the trail follows old village paths - except for about 200 Meter or so between waypoint 4 and 5, where the paths are overgrown and orientation difficult. That's why we gave it a moderate-difficulty rating. Just keep going!

The Hike: Also this hike

Maximum altitude: 620  meter
Minimum altitude: 414 meter
Cumulative height: 250 meter
Cumulative length: 5.2  kilometers
Difficulty moderate
Time: 3 hours
Date of this record April 2013
Download GPS info: Waterfall near Krrabë

General location and approach: The hike starts in the village of Krrabë. Drive through the center and turn right, staying on asphalt, until you reach the trailhead

Other Information: The waterfall is best seen in the rainy season - this being the case - beware of muddy trails, slippery rocks, and stream crossing that may require you to take of your boots!

GPS and trailmaps: The map and trailinformation is generated by wikiloc, based on GPS information collected from the actual hike. Waypoints can be downloaded to a GPS device from Wikiloc. If necessary, use GPSBabel to convert GPS data to different formats. For more hike descriptions by Palmtreetreeproduction, browse this website or visit Wikiloc and search for "Palmtreeproduction". You may also find nearby trails from other authors.

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