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Distance

9.68 mi

Elevation gain

2,369 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,369 ft

Max elevation

6,579 ft

Trailrank

76 4.8

Min elevation

4,878 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

5 hours 39 minutes

Time

7 hours 52 minutes

Coordinates

2885

Uploaded

April 19, 2020

Recorded

April 2020
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6,579 ft
4,878 ft
9.68 mi

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near Ouâdi el Ammîne, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

We parked near "Jouroudi" at Wadi El Amine area. I usually prefer to start most of the hikes in the area from this point since access is easy to all cars and the walk will start directly on dirt roads. The spring season made this hike especially beautiful. We went down to Majdel Tarchich village. You will have the chance to take lot of pictures on the way down (lakes, flowers, springs and mount kneisseh in the background). A moderate climb will make you reach "Dahr el Mtein", a wide plateau overlooking Beirut river and amazing water holes. The hike continued east in Wadi El Manzoul, fully covered with flowers from all kinds. A lunch break in the area is recommended. The climb of Mount Zaarour is gradual from the east following the ridge. The scenery from the ridge is stunning, having Sannine to your right and Mount Kneisseh to your left with valleys all around. After reaching Zaarour summit, the way back to the cars is easy following the plateau and finally a moderately steep descent to the starting point
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Mount Kneisseh

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Trail

Fountain

Nabeh el Naybaa

Lake

Lake

Bridge

Old bridge

Photo

Turtles :)

Waypoint

Chir el knisseh

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Panorama

Waypoint

Ascent

Waypoint

Dahr el Mtain

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Beautiful spot

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Panorama

River

Beautiful water holes and river

Beirut river
Waypoint

River crossing

Picnic

Picnic spot

Waypoint

Wadi El Manzoul

River

Small river crossing

Waypoint

Springs

Waypoint

Snow crossing

Panorama

Ligne des crêtes

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Mount Sannine

Summit

Zaarour summit

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Panorama

Religious site

Religious site

Religious site

St Charbel Statue

Parking

Parking

3 comments

  • Photo of Cynthia Boueri

    Cynthia Boueri Apr 21, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Beautiful trail during spring.
    Amazing variety of grounds. We passed by green grass fields to interminable fields of flowers ..then rocks.. then mud .. even snow!! Lovely colors.
    I advice hikers to enjoy every part of the trail because it feels like travelling from a scenery to another.
    The last ridge part is the most amazing of all. I suggest to stop and look at the 360 view. It is breathtaking to see where you reached.
    Wanna take a beautiful picture of ur buddies? Let them go first up the ridge and catch the moment of their silhouettes just before reaching the summit!!

    Lovely hike.. i would do it again!

  • Photo of Olivier Boudart

    Olivier Boudart Apr 19, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Thank you very much Rami. The first 5 k are semi-urban but the rest is superb. Route finding skills required. Moderate to difficult depending on one’s experience.

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Apr 24, 2021

    Thank you Olivier for the review :)

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