Moving time  5 hours 8 minutes

Time  6 hours 58 minutes

Coordinates 2897

Uploaded May 26, 2018

Recorded May 2018

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6,821 ft
5,167 ft
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9.92 mi

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near Aïn es Sihha, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

Kneisseh mountain is one of my favorites destinations. Sceneries are stunning in all seasons! We parked at the "first lebanese flag" place (Falougha). Beautiful and easy ascent to the summit of Kneisseh mountain following dirt paths and off-trail hills ups and downs for more ascent. At the waypoint "View over Zahle", an amazing view over bekaa can be the best place for a lunch break. At this time of the year, the sceneries are amazing especially the flowers and the beautiful artificial lakes of Falougha and Kfarselwan. The steep descent (see waypoint) should be done with caution because there is no trail and you have to find your way down (This is easy for "good" hikers). The final part of the hike is part of the lebanon mountain trail (LMT).
Photo

Qayssamani dam

Information point

Dirt road

Waypoint

Ared ayn el ghannami

Fountain

Ain el ghannami

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Water source Falougha

Summit

Qanzahet Falougha

Archaeological site

Old roman ruins

Panorama

View over Zahleh

Archaeological site

Roman ruins remnants

Summit

Kneisseh summit

Panorama

Steep descent

Waypoint

El Hawki

Fountain

Ain el jawzi

Panorama

Panorama

Panorama

Panorama

Wilderness hut

Shelter

Information point

Lebanon mountain trail

Monument

Sohat water factory

Parking

Parking

Photo

First lebanese flag site

4 comments

  • Photo of youssefnasser

    youssefnasser Dec 9, 2018

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Love it!

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Dec 9, 2018

    Im happy you loved it Youssef! Keep hiking :)

  • Photo of akesserwani

    akesserwani Apr 8, 2019

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Thank you for the amazing trail. But this winter has been a harsh one i just did the trail and it was extremely difficult as the snow completely engulfs the trail. One has to be experienced to find a safe way through

  • Photo of Maud baroude

    Maud baroude Jun 9, 2019

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Great trek, the way to the summit is super nice and combinasion between official road and free path is really great. After the summit, the descent on the rocks is tricky, need to focus to don't fall down. Finish by the Lebanon trail. Happy and tired. Thanks a lot

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