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“Nice place for a run or a family pic-nic” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Belgrad Forest

Belgrad Forest
Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #110 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Forests, Outdoors
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Owner description: On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy nature.
Lisboa, Portugal
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“Nice place for a run or a family pic-nic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went to Belgrad Forest for a run... There is a nice 6km track around a lake with some climbs and some descents that will break the monothony. There is enough people to make you feel safe but not that many that you can't run quietly.
If you don't have a car, getting there is not complicated: you take the subway to Haciosman and take a cab (~20TL) to the park's entrance; getting out however might be more troublesome - I was lucky because a cab had passed by after dropping someone.
There is good water to drink and some fitness equipment around the track.
There are places for pic-nics and also dirt bike tracks.

Visited April 2014
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“Mountainbiking and running paradise for Istanbul”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

You take places like this for granted in Europe and America. Really rare in Turkey. Great trails(unmarked) and fire roads for biking, hiking, and running. The website is pretty useless and the guards don't give out any maps and are usually asleep when I ride through. Free for bikes and pedestrians. The only problem really ids the amount of garbage everywhere. Can't figure out why Turks don't pick up their trash.

Visited January 2014
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Direction is wrong iwent to the direction trip advisor put ididnt found eny forest just busy street pls Ching the daarction

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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“good choice if the weather is hot in Istanbul”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The forest is 30 Minutes’ drive from the center & there is an entrance fee per a car.
Lack of facilities is clear in the forest but the nature is beautiful & calm .It is a good choice if the weather is hot in Istanbul for families group or couples going to the beaches nearby.

Visited July 2013
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Istanbul
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“Green sanctuary till it lasts..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We live by the Belgrad Forest (near Kemerburgaz) which is a real gem. Go there with a local who knows the area. If you are a visitor and would like to go on your own, then try Neset Suyu near Bahcekoy. Great for running, walking or biking.

Visited September 2013
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