Its highest peak is at 1,613 m (5,292 ft). In winter, the mountain is often covered with snow, and it is a popular retreat to the local population of Tirana that rarely sees snow falls. Its slopes have forests of pines, oak and beech, while its interior contains canyons, waterfalls, caves, a lake, and an ancient castle.
Dajti Mountain was declared a National Park in 1966, and has an expanded area of about 29,384 ha since 2006. It is under the jurisdiction and administration of Tirana Municipality having previously been under the Tirana Forest Service Department.