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Distance

8.34 mi

Elevation gain

3,986 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

3,986 ft

Max elevation

5,225 ft

Trailrank

77 4.8

Min elevation

2,710 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

5 hours 21 minutes

Time

7 hours 24 minutes

Coordinates

2476

Uploaded

June 3, 2018

Recorded

June 2018
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5,225 ft
2,710 ft
8.34 mi

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near El Mchété, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

Sections of new trails were followed in Jabal Moussa. Amazing loop starting from Mcheti entrance (1072 m) till Qehmez entrance (1419 m, moderate ascent) via the roman stairs. From Qehmez, we took "Baydar El Chok" trail up to Qornet el Mzaar (1592 m, Highest point in Jabal Moussa). From Qornet el Mzaar, we went back down then to the right at the first intersection (check waypoint). The trail to the Cross (1391 m) is relatively new and offers amazing sceneries. From the Cross, we followed the trail down to Mar Geryes/Yahchouch (950 m) (moderate long descent). From Mar Geryes, we took the trail to the left that leads to Nahr El Dahab. Just before reaching the river (826 m), we took the trail to the left up to "Qornet el Bayda, 1350 m (New beautiful trail/ moderate long ascent). From Qornet el Bayda, we continued on the well-known Hadrian incline trail down to Mcheti church. This loop is not technically difficult but requires a good fitness level (Total Ascent around 1200 m, 13.5 km). Enjoy Lebanon's beauty. Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footsteps!
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Mchati church

Intersection

Start of roman stairs to the left

Information point

Roman stairs trail

Panorama

View over Mchati church

Information point

Roman stairs info

Tree

Shadow!

Intersection

To the left

Waypoint

Baydar el chawk entrance

Information point

Kesrouan Peony info

Intersection

Peony trail to the right (Continue straight)

Information point

Tabsoun info (Rock hyrax)

Intersection

Qornet l mzaar to the right

Intersection

Qornet l Mzaar to the right

Information point

Linking stairs

Summit

Qornet el mzaar

Highest point in jabal moussa around 1600 m
Waypoint

Sacrificial well

Panorama

Wooden cross

Photo

Taurus maple info

Information point

Turkey oak info

Panorama

Beautiful passage

Information point

Wild boar info

Information point

Drupe-bearing juniper

Photo

Photo

Intersection

Cross to the right

Waypoint

Yahchouch cross

Waypoint

Beautiful trail to Mar geryes

Waypoint

Wooden cross

Photo

Photo

Religious site

Deir Mar Geryes (Yahchouch)

Fountain

Drinking water

Waypoint

Trail to Nahr el dahab

Information point

Lebanon cyclamen

Photo

Nice passage

Information point

Info number

Information point

Another squirell info

Information point

Shepherds encounter trail

Photo

Photo

Information point

Striped hyena info

Information point

Lebanon marjoram info

Waypoint

View over nahr el dahab

Information point

Nahr el dahab info

Intersection

Going left to Mchati

Intersection

Go to left

Photo

Photo

Intersection

Go left

Waypoint

Moderate ascent

Intersection

Go up to the right

Summit

Qornet el Bayda

Intersection

Going right to join Hadrian's incline

Information point

Hadrian's inscriptions

5 comments

  • Photo of Sami Beydoun

    Sami Beydoun Jun 10, 2018

    You are right this is an amazing loop for a full day hike taking you to different sides of the mountain with breathtaking views

  • Benjamin Lauritsen Jun 29, 2019

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    Really cool trail with fun features on it! A with note is that there are a lot of trails in the areas that allow you to switch things up. We did almost a 5 mile loop instead of 9. Really awesome place for a day hike!

  • Photo of mehdi.tabibvand

    mehdi.tabibvand Mar 11, 2020

    What a beautiful path
    Your photos are really exciting and you will surely have a great day
    I would be happy to visit my page and send me your opinion
    With respect and friendship

  • Tobi E Apr 18, 2021

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    Great trail! Thanks a lot for sharing it Rami. We went the other way around and started with the Hadrian ascent from Mchati church.

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Apr 18, 2021

    Thank you for reviewing the trail :)

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