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Distance

9.35 mi

Elevation gain

3,169 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

3,169 ft

Max elevation

3,659 ft

Trailrank

74 4.8

Min elevation

1,958 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

3 hours 33 minutes

Time

4 hours 2 minutes

Coordinates

2707

Uploaded

April 3, 2020

Recorded

April 2020
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3,659 ft
1,958 ft
9.35 mi

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near Ech Chattoûh, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)

A mix of solo hiking, trail running and some meditation in coronavirus social distancing time! Back to my favorite place in all seasons. Spring time at Wadi el Salib which makes trail running pleasant without summer heat. Starting from the lowest point after Deir Chemra village and going up till the old bridge (you can visit the old houses on your way). From the old bridge, you can reach 3 towns: Faytroun, Qlayaat and Kfardebian. I reached them in this order but you can do it in any order. Note that the trails to Feytroun and Qleiaat share a common part. I reached the first building or house in each town, so it's easier to use google maps in case you want to start the hike from any of the three towns. While the valley, Qlayaat and Feytroun trails are well maintained, Kfardebian trail is more challenging for trail running (easy for hiking). The trails done here are easy to find and follow. I already tried to hike The Christ and Jouar trails but couldn't find a clear trail. Avoid them if you are not searching for trouble! Total ascent around 1000 m for 15 km of nice trails. Enjoy and keep our Lebanon clean!
Parking

Park near the gate

Waypoint

The stairs

Waypoint

Viewpoint

Waypoint

The trail

Panorama

Beautiful river view

Photo

Photo

Archaeological site

Ruins

Intersection

Take the small trail down left

Bridge

Wooden bridge

Camping

The old houses

Intersection

Sentier du Christ to the right (leads nowhere)

Continue straight
Picnic

Picnic

Information point

Pattes des animaux

Waypoint

Beautiful part

Bridge

The old bridge

Intersection

Go up right to Feytroun

Intersection

Go up right

Summit

Feytroun town

Waypoint

Up to Kleiaat

Summit

Qleiaat town

Start of trail from Qleiaat
Wilderness hut

Shelter

Panorama

Viewpoint

Waypoint

Up to Kfardebian

Panorama

Viewpoint

Waypoint

Trail to Kfardebian

Summit

Kfardebian town

Panorama

Ideal for picnic

14 comments

  • Photo of Ad_El

    Ad_El May 31, 2020

    Hi Rami. Thanks for tracking this trail. Is this the one that includes the kfardebiane waterfall and a part along a river?

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi May 31, 2020

    Hi. This trail doesn't include Kfardebian waterfall which is located higher in Kfardebian (Nabeh el Laban). My trail is in wadi el salib where Nahr el Kalb runs.

  • Photo of Wadih Homsi

    Wadih Homsi Jun 5, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    I only did the Feytroon and Qlayaat sections and they were very easy to follow.

  • Photo of Nagib Batlouni

    Nagib Batlouni Dec 31, 2020

    Hello Mr Rachkidi, I am willing to do half of the trail from Kfardebiane Saha down and then back do you advise? I have already done part from down up and it is very pleasant

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Dec 31, 2020

    Hello Nagib. Yes it will be very pleasant! Once you catch the top of my recorded trail in Kfardebian, you can go down to the old stone bridge and continue on any part of tge trail before going back to Kfardebian. Enjoy your hike and happy new year!

  • Photo of Nagib Batlouni

    Nagib Batlouni Dec 31, 2020

    Thank you doctor and Happy New Year to you and your family

  • Photo of Ray Kodsieh

    Ray Kodsieh Jan 16, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Hi Rami, this is Ray,
    I recently joined Wikiloc, i admire ur hobby and became fan of ur activities.
    I thought you might be interested to share with you a loop trail i did in Wadi El Salib in which I integrated two loops u already did there and would be great to share ur thoughts on that.
    You might know my wife Celine Feghali and we hope we can catch up for a hike one day. 😏

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Jan 16, 2021

    Hello Ray! Thank you for the review and for following my trails! I will check your recorded interesting trail and write my comment there. Best regards to the family especially Celine :) Keep hiking :)

  • bachiraouad Mar 14, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Great trail !

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Mar 14, 2021

    Thank you Bachir!

  • Photo of Betty Berberian

    Betty Berberian Apr 20, 2021

    Hello is this trail currently available?

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi Apr 20, 2021

    Hello Betty. Yes it is.

  • Emily Lewis May 22, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Brilliant trail, one of the best I've done in Lebanon. Good footpaths and clear guidance from Rami

  • Photo of Rami Rachkidi

    Rami Rachkidi May 23, 2021

    Thank you Emily for the review! Keep hiking and exploring beautiful Lebanon :)

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