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Janapar Trail 07 - Shushi to Stepanakert

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9.9 mile 16.0 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 752' 229 m
Descent: -2,487' -758 m
High: 4,514' 1,376 m
Low: 2,759' 841 m

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Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Run from a charming museum town, Shushi, to Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh, by traversing a scenic canyon.

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Begin your run at a bustling crossroad in the heart of Shushi with several stores, a water fountain, and a park near the town's major attractions. Follow the trail through town past the visitor center, post office, and a couple interesting museums on your way toward the old fortress gate of the city. Pass through the old gate and continue down and away from town along a tree-lined boulevard.

When you reach the highway, head straight across the intersection to join a dirt road behind the gas station. Descend the forested road following old metal electrical towers toward the bridge crossing of the Vararakn River. Immediately after the bridge, keep to the right and contour along the opposite side of the canyon on your way to a tiny settlement with a very simple but prominently located church.

The trail will undulate up and down slightly, but will generally descend toward Stepanakert. Continue through the outskirts of the capital, passing more and more residences and amenities on your way to Pyatachok Park and Renaissance Square in the center of Stepanakert.

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Exiting Shushi through the historic northern gate built in 1752.
Aug 21, 2019 near Shushi, AZ
Old Fortress Gate of Shushi.
Aug 21, 2019 near Shushi, AZ
Ghaybalishen Church on the trail south of Stepanakert.
Aug 21, 2019 near Xankandi, AZ
Heading down to the canyon from Shushi.
Aug 21, 2019 near Shushi, AZ
Descending toward Stepanakert from the canyon trail.
Aug 21, 2019 near Shushi, AZ
Looking back at the Shusi Plateau on the way to Stepanakert.
Aug 21, 2019 near Shushi, AZ

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