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near Qimah, Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
UPDATE: One of the hikers tried going on this trail in May 2021, but their car was stopped by border patrol at the water plant and asked to go back. There is a chance that this trail is no longer accessible. If anyone had recent experience going on this hike, please leave a comment.
MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE GUIDE TO THIS HIKE FOLLOWING THE LINK BELLOW TO MY BLOG POST (click View More at the end of the description)!
Many of you probably heard or have been to popular Hatta Dam but how many fo you knew about this awesome trail next to the Dam? In June we took this short easy trail and got totally blown away by the scenery. Check my blog post www.theroadreel.com/hatta-secret-canyon-hike-uae/ for what to expect.
We hiked from 4pm, therefore, temperature was just perfect. You can extend this hike further but we stopped for photography and it got late to cobtinue-next time will aim for a longer trail. This time we only did 5km round trip but that was perfect for the hot summer weather.
The only tough part is a short hike up the rocky hill. From there you will be surprised with the cracked terrain in the valley. It lools like a maze with the dry deep river bed snaking around the valley.
For those who are looking for a reasonable summer hike-this is perfect option.
Park your car next to this mineral water plant.
For around 1 km continue hiking in the wadi
You will reach a spot where road splita in two, keep going right up.
This trail is part of previous spartan race track, therefore it is easy to navigate your way
This is the only tough part of this hike which is still easy to accomplish. Hike up 100 meters, watch for loose rocks, take care when climbing down on your way back, especially in the dark.
This is amazing maze like view that opens up after that short climb uo the hill.
Follow spartan trails to find your way around this cracked earth.
Aometimes the path crosses those deep drops that lools like dry rived bed
More spartan signs that help you navigate around easily