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Kodra e Xhanivetblue hike

Summary: A very short but utterly satisfying hike to a high point with good views, on the border between Tirana and Elbasan regions. Kodra e Xhanivet sits south-west of Tirana, an area characterized by steeply eroded hillsides and excellent tranquil hiking. For a change to other hills in the area, a hike to the summit cliffs of Xhanivet does not require balancing on knife-edged ridges, but still provides a very alpine feel.

Kodra e Xhanivet is also marked as Kodra e Xhamave on some maps.

Views extend to all the other worthy hikes and mountains west of Tirana (including Mali i Gallushit, Vrap Mountains, Shenmarie and Luncit, Durishit Ridge, Dajti Mountain and many more)

Maximum altitude: 708 meter
Minimum altitude: 492 meter
Cumulative height: 224  meter
Cumulative length: 4.9  kilometer roundtrip
Difficulty moderate
Time: 3  hour leisurely roundtrip
Date of this record June 2013
Download GPS info: Kodra e Xhanivet

General location and approach: The loop hike starts near the village of Cacabezë, along the road that connects Baldushk (in Tirana region) with Garunjë (in Elbasan region). See trails Backroad to Elbasan, and From Paulesh to Baldushk on this site.

Other Information: The present hike is marked as a loop. If done while travelling by car from Tirana to Elbasan (or vice versa), it might be more advantageous to begin the hike at waypoint 5-Turn off, walk to the summit and back the same way. This would be easy and shorter

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.

Google Earth: You may also view the trail in 3D when viewing it in Google Earth, which you need to have installed on your computer. The 3D perspective allows a good preview of gradients, steepness, possible views and is generally helpful when planning a trip.