Time  5 hours 20 minutes

Coordinates 1248

Uploaded May 8, 2019

Recorded May 2019

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2,634 ft
1,720 ft
8.91 mi

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near El Moukhtâra, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

The spring weather makes it perfect to hike this trail. The weather was foggy and light drizzle early in the morning but later turned into blue clear skies interspersed by white clouds. The river and water falls were at their optimal flow due to the extra rain/snow fall this year.
The hike started from the Virgin Mary church in Mokhtara and went down along the Barouk river all the way to Haret Jandal and back. The trail has breathtaking scenery as well as an assembly of water mills, Roman, and Ottoman bridges. at the end of the trail, we passed by the Bride's pond (birkit al arous in Arabic). All in all the scenery was exceptional.
The trail is a long and challenging trail; especially at this time because of the grown weeds along the trail. The great thing is we enciuntered the municipality workers who were clearing the trail from weeds and preparing it for the hiking season.
Do recommend the trail for those who are fit.
I rated this trail as difficult because of the overgrown bushes along the path which were impeding our movement.

Sewage Treatment Plant


Ottomam Bridge

Ottoman bridges are usually less fancy than Roman bridges and made with smaller stones. The top of the bridge is not as smooth also.

Roman Bridge



This cave has a metal door; I couldn't think of any use for it except, maybe, a shelter.

Water Mill

Lebanon used to have many water mills built close to rivers to grind all kinds of grains. This one is among few that is still in good shape and will be renovated by the Mokhtara municipality.

Roman Bridge


Go Left




Massar Nahel (Bees Cliff)

Looking East, you can view it. It is a high cliff that could be reached via the Roman stairs (another hike)

Massar Dawra


Metal Gate

You go through the metal gate to continue with the hike.


You need to cross a wooden hanging bridge to continue the trail.

Seasonal Waterfall

The trail passes behind the waterfall.

Bride's Pond (Birkit Arous)

A beautiful set of waterfalls and ponds. A great landmark to end the hike with.


  • Photo of marc.daccache

    marc.daccache May 19, 2019

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    nice trail, the path was easy to follow on the app, though we did face some obstacles on the trail

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    zahi.ramadan May 19, 2019

    what obstacles and where on the trail?

  • Photo of marc.daccache

    marc.daccache May 19, 2019

    it seems the winter was harsh and the trail was blocked by some fallen rocks which we climbed over, and as u mentioned in your description, there were some bushes we had to go through.

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    lynnozka Jun 7, 2019

    Hello! How did you get there from Beirut using bus transportation system?

  • Photo of zahi.ramadan

    zahi.ramadan Jun 7, 2019

    I used my car. There is no public transportation that I know of to take you there.

  • Photo of lynnozka

    lynnozka Jun 8, 2019

    Okay thank you

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    Atodaizzo Oct 3, 2019

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    Thank you Zahi, we did this trail today. It was truly amazing. The scenery is just sooo beautiful and the hike itself is difficult (as written in the description) and fun at the same time.
    I love your other trails, as well. Can’t wait to walk them (:

  • Photo of zahi.ramadan

    zahi.ramadan Oct 4, 2019

    Enjoy hiking and Live life to the fullest

  • Photo of Rima Taha

    Rima Taha Apr 3, 2020

    I did it today and alone. It's very hard but deadly beautiful. I cried and felt stuck many times but it did feel great. It is very powerful when mother nature guides and heals. Thanks zahi.

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    zahi.ramadan Apr 3, 2020

    I am glad you enjoyed the hike. Even though I don't encourage people to hike alone, but being one with nature is like being reborn anew.
    Keep on hiking.

  • Photo of Mohamed Madhoun

    Mohamed Madhoun May 30, 2020

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    Thanks for sharing such a nice trail Zahi! I just completed it a while ago. The scenery is wonderful, the river, the bridge, the water falls, the mills....it was simply superb.
    As you rightly mentioned in your description in some places it is really hard to find the trail as it is not blazed or marked at all which makes it a bit challenging.
    Overall a nice trail for good hikers to enjoy!

    NB: I rated the easy to follow as 3 just because the trail isn’t marked however with Zahi’s waypoints it wasn’t a big issue.

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    zahi.ramadan May 30, 2020

    Thanks for the review
    Keep on hiking

  • Kamal Jawad Oct 6, 2020

    I will tray this trail tomorrow, thanks to share 🌹

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