Kaboud-val Waterfall

Kaboud-val Waterfall


Kaboud-val Waterfall

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Kaboud-val Waterfall is located five kilometers southeast of Aliabad-e Katul in Golestan province. Being situated in the south of Gorgan city, Aliabad-e katul is the neighbor of Aqqala (in the north), Gorgan (in the west), Ramian (it the east), and Shahrud (in the south).

The word Katul is made of Katah (means place), and Ul (means the slope of the valley), which the two suites the situation of living and geography of Aliabad-e katul.

Kaboud-val Waterfall, the largest full-moss waterfall in Iran, is one of the prominent places in Golestan province. Its height is about six meters and its water is cool and potable. Interestingly, this natural phenomenon has the same name as a forest park, spring, and a valley on the northern slope of Kūh-e Hārūn (Mount Aaron). This mountain is one thousand and seven hundred and eighty meters height and eleven km to Kaboud-val. On the road from the forest to the waterfall, there exist the dams such as Kaboud-val and Zarrin Gol.

Along with the road, there is a paved narrow sidewalk (eight hundred and fifty-meter-long), which guides the tourist to the bottom of the waterfall. This way also passes by some other waterfalls, and after almost twenty minutes of walking, it reaches to the huge Kaboud-val Waterfall. All these waterfalls are irrigated by a small spring, which flows from the peak of the mountain with a distance of fifty meters. Throughout the time, some pools have been created at the bottom of Kaboud-val Waterfall.

There are some structures, such as pergola, bridge, stairway, and fences which facilitated the circulation on the paved sidewalk around the waterfall. In autumn, the golden and red leaves fall on the water of natural pools and the weather is pleasant and cool.

Some animals live in this area such as boar, bear, leopard, fox, jungle cat, porcupine, red deer, and roe deer. Also, birds like ring-necked pheasant, common wood pigeon, woodpecker, common blackbird, and different types of Birds of prey can be found here. And a fish species, Caspian sand goby, lives in the river. This area is covered by oak, alder, parrotia, cherry plum, acer cappadocicum, and common hawthorn.

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