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Distance

5.5 mi

Elevation gain

1,637 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,637 ft

Max elevation

4,384 ft

Trailrank

73 5

Min elevation

3,135 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

2 hours 37 minutes

Time

4 hours 36 minutes

Coordinates

1576

Uploaded

September 4, 2020

Recorded

September 2020
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4,384 ft
3,135 ft
5.5 mi

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near Chmîs Aarnbaya, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

We started our hike at Horsh Hiyata trail following the red and white signs. The trail is well maintained inside the forest, with several potential camping areas. It passes through many shelters on the way. After the forest part, we headed to Chahtoul on a sandy road, and entered the Chahtoul Camping area. Be aware that this is a private property. After visiting the camping site, we climbed all the way up to the top of the rocks on the top of the mountain. This part is risky for unexperienced hikers. We then headed back down and took a trail, part of which was made in collaboration with the USAID (check signs in waypoints). We trail runned down the valley to get back to the starting point.
I added some pictures in the waypoints for some visual geographical localization while enjoying the trail.
On your way back after the end of the hike, you can pass by car to Nabaa Farah in Qattine to refill your bottles (you can find the location on Google maps). Enjoy hikers!
Parking

Starting point

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Stairs

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Follow the red and white signs

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Go right

Wilderness hut

Shelter 1

Wilderness hut

Shelter 1

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Go right

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Go left

Wilderness hut

Shelter 2

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Go left

Birding spot

Rocks 1

If you are lucky, you can spot flying birds from this spot
Panorama

Panorama from the rocks

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Go left

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Go left

Towards chahtoul camping
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Go left

Camping

Chahtoul camping site

Birding spot

From the top of the rocks 2

1. Panorama 2. The archeologic site we’ve already passed by 3. ICN ghineh at the top (sunset spot) and Chahtoul cross 4. Chahtoul camping site from above
Information point

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Information point

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Wilderness hut

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Go straight

Information point

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We went left, down to the valley

You can continue straight following the electricity poles to go to the main road to chahtoul cross
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The 1st rocks we were on

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Back to Hiyata

Take your right; back to hiyata; Follow the red and white signs
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Good part for a trail run

Wilderness hut

Shelter 3

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Back to starting point

3 comments

  • Photo of paul sawaya

    paul sawaya Dec 6, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Beautiful trail across the board

  • Photo of Wael-Abboud

    Wael-Abboud May 30, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    I did this trail, very clear and helpful, thank you!

  • Photo of Joeffroy Otayek

    Joeffroy Otayek May 31, 2021

    Thanks for reviewing :) glad you enjoyed!

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