The “Tiso-samshitovaya roshcha – Bolshoye koltso” (Yew and Boxwood Grove – Big Circle) hiking trail, like many other Sochi trails, is suitable for the whole family. The hike is 5 kilometers long and takes between 3 to 6 hours to complete.

To get to the start of the trail, take a bus to the Khosta-Most (Khost-bridge) stop in Sochi’s Khosta district. When you get off at the desired stop, walk along the Khosta river down Samshitovaya street straight to the famous Yew and Boxwood Grove.

During the hike, visitors will be able to see a number of unique and legendary natural attractions including Beliye Skaly (White Rocks), Drevnyaya krepost (Ancient Fortress), Peshchera (Cave), Bukovaya polyana (Beech Meadow) and so on. The trail follows the route: Opolznevaya balka (Landslide Valley) – Labirint (Labyrinth) – kanyon Beliye Skaly (White Rocks canyon) – prokhod na Bolshoye koltso (passage to the Big Ring) – Balka glubokaya (Deep Valley) – Bukovaya polyana (Beech Meadow) – Drevnyaya krepost (Ancient Fortress) – Reka Khosta (Khosta River) – Rodnik (Spring) – Peshchera (Cave) – “Zub” (“Tooth” rest stop). Together, all these points form the “Big Circle,” which will acquaint visitors with the wonders of the local scenery.

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