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The Best Hiking Trails in Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)

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Photo of Baqal Caves (Wadi Nahela) Hike. RAK. Photo of Sheri Village Hike, Wadi Naqab, RAK. (Nela) Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Loop (RAK)
  • near Baqal, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    4.57mi
    Elevation +
    863f
    TrailRank
    82| Rating 4.47
    Photo of Baqal Caves (Wadi Nahela) Hike. RAK. Photo of Baqal Caves (Wadi Nahela) Hike. RAK. Photo of Baqal Caves (Wadi Nahela) Hike. RAK.

    We a small group of friends hiked the Baqal Caves and its summit from Nahela Dam of Al Fahlain village in Wadi Naqab ,Ras al Khaimah. My friend Hakim had hiked this trail and suggested to do this hike. It proved to be ...

    Thank you for the trail. We followed it up to the first set of caves.
    chandanau
    Thank you Patrick for recoding this beautiful trail. We didn't go to 3rd big cave up from the 2 Caves down. After the lo...
    Husnain Ashfaq
    Thanks Patrick for the amazing trail. We did the trail up to the 1st set of caves as a group of 8 adults and 3 kids with...
    Leslie D'Mello
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  • near Yinas, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    4.68mi
    Elevation +
    1913f
    TrailRank
    81| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Sheri Village Hike, Wadi Naqab, RAK. (Nela) Photo of Sheri Village Hike, Wadi Naqab, RAK. (Nela) Photo of Sheri Village Hike, Wadi Naqab, RAK. (Nela)

    Sheri Village Hike, Wadi Naqab, RAK. (Nela Birthday Special ) My personal FB Page dedicated to UAE Hiking. https://www.facebook.com/Patricks-Hikes-101251445547970 It is a well marked trail with stone markers Cairn...

    We did this trail.Thanks for the sharing
    manish thakare
    Very well recorded. But you cany rely on GPS it's Narrow valley / dried water way so GPS act crazy. But stone markings c...
    Husnain Ashfaq
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  • near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    8.63mi
    Elevation +
    2346f
    TrailRank
    81| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Loop (RAK) Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Loop (RAK) Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Loop (RAK)

    My personal FB Page dedicated to UAE Hiking. https://www.facebook.com/Patricks-Hikes-101251445547970 Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Loop in Jebel Jais Mountain, Ras Al Khaimah. I consider this Trail as suitable for the ...

    an amazing hike but I would personally classify this one as a difficult one. lots of technical parts and definitely a te...
    shazaib nauman
    Long but interesting hike. Start and end of hike is. Changed now due to dam construction
    Husnain Ashfaq
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  • near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    8.68mi
    Elevation +
    2510f
    TrailRank
    79| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Full Loop Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Full Loop Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah Full Loop

    Exploring the Hidden Oasis after the rainy days in UAE and linking the trail with Wadi Shah This is a Moderate Plus level hike, there are areas where bouldering is required. The trail has a lot of boulders, loose rock...

    I failed to pass photo 5 (I tried), but we were fortunate to find a better one on our left side. By the way, the bull...
    Btwok
    We did this one in reverse...and I think was a good choice as we left the easy part at the end. The crazy super technica...
    elida ilinoiu
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  • near Sharīyah, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    5.12mi
    Elevation +
    1220f
    TrailRank
    78| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Wadi Shawka Full Loop with three summits, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Wadi Shawka Full Loop with three summits, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Wadi Shawka Full Loop with three summits, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

    It is a classic wadi Shawka full loop route with a small deviation. It is a clean route since you can see a well-defined trail the whole way. There are many trails and intersections around, but this GPS trek is absolutel...

    As mentioned easy to follow trail, nice scenery 👍🏽
    Abdulla Almehairi
    Hey Anton - Is it a marked trail?
    vibhav_prabhud
    I followed your trail and it was great. Thank you.
    Dozie A
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  • near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    3.26mi
    Elevation +
    1119f
    TrailRank
    78| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Ghaf Trail. Puro 1484 Summit. (Jebel Jais) Photo of Ghaf Trail. Puro 1484 Summit. (Jebel Jais) Photo of Ghaf Trail. Puro 1484 Summit. (Jebel Jais)

    Unique Wellube team Hike. Beginners grade hike. We, a group of few WELLUBE colleagues went on an early morning hike on Ghaf Summit trail on upper segment of Jebel Jais mountain of Ras al Khaimah. Ghaf Summit of ...

    👏👏👏👏👏
    amirhasan hosseini
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  • near Baqal, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    3.61mi
    Elevation +
    2129f
    TrailRank
    78| Rating 4.84
    Photo of Wadi Naqab to Yanas Green Gate, RAK. Photo of Wadi Naqab to Yanas Green Gate, RAK. Photo of Wadi Naqab to Yanas Green Gate, RAK.

    Wadi Naqab to Yanas Green Gate, Ras al Khaimah. It is a short distance but high elevation gain hike. Within 3 Kms you gain maximum of 600 meters of elevation, which is a moderate plus grade. My personal FB Page dedi...

    This was a beautiful hike with a steep beginning but the ridge section was the best and even the top climbing was pretty...
    elida ilinoiu
    Well explained
    Rob_Gill
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  • near Al Fara‘, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    6.47mi
    Elevation +
    305f
    TrailRank
    77| Rating 4.95
    Photo of Wadi Ar'ar - Al Ghail, RAK - Another Beautiful Picturesque Wadi Photo of Wadi Ar'ar - Al Ghail, RAK - Another Beautiful Picturesque Wadi Photo of Wadi Ar'ar - Al Ghail, RAK - Another Beautiful Picturesque Wadi

    An Easy Beginner level Family Friendly Hike Videos: https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cld4S-_JKia/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= More Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/p/ClleA7zJxZK/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= Wadi Ar'ar is located i...

    Did this trail with my 10 yr old, last few kilometers in car add to extra time due to off road. Overall a good trail mos...
    jasvirsingh7
    Thank you Muhasin for the trail. It was easy and amazing. I went with my family and all of us enjoyed. There are still p...
    Tul Gurung
    Very nice trail. Quite easy. As per 6th of Feb there still were lots of small ponds and running water. Thanks Muhasin fo...
    Valery Rybak
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  • near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    5.52mi
    Elevation +
    2986f
    TrailRank
    77| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah to Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah to Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Hidden Oasis - Wadi Shah to Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

    It is a beautiful intermediate trail. You start from Wadi Shah, reach Hidden Oasis and climb Jebel Jais. I mark it as intermediate mainly because of 900m+ elevation, but the hike is well defined, properly marked, and doe...

    Good hike!
    IG: Aning2007
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  • near Ḩārat ‘Awālī, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    15.84mi
    Elevation +
    8406f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Highest Point in UAE: Galilah Dam-Wadi Lithbah-STH RB- Village-Jebel Jais True Summit (1930m)-Ghaf Summit-Galilah Trail Photo of Highest Point in UAE: Galilah Dam-Wadi Lithbah-STH RB- Village-Jebel Jais True Summit (1930m)-Ghaf Summit-Galilah Trail Photo of Highest Point in UAE: Galilah Dam-Wadi Lithbah-STH RB- Village-Jebel Jais True Summit (1930m)-Ghaf Summit-Galilah Trail

    This is the second time i went to the Highest point in UAE - Oman border. First one was a one way trail which starts from Wadi Lithbah and ends at Jebel Jais observation deck :-https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/highe...

    Followed the trail today . Thanks
    Nithin Gopi
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  • near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    22.86mi
    Elevation +
    7484f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo of UAE 51: Highlander 2022. 1 day hike. Photo of UAE 51: Highlander 2022. 1 day hike. Photo of UAE 51: Highlander 2022. 1 day hike.

    Highlander 2022. 1 day hike. Overall really enduring, challenging, tormenting and testing trail that keeps on challenging you every kilometer and you will win it with fitness, preparation, determination and perseveran...

    Congratulations for having completed, in a single day, this great trail, which many hikers already call the Jebel Jais R...
    Pablo de Gárate
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  • Wadi Shah to Musaibat vilage Loop

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    near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    6.19mi
    Elevation +
    3058f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wadi Shah to Musaibat vilage Loop Photo of Wadi Shah to Musaibat vilage Loop Photo of Wadi Shah to Musaibat vilage Loop

    Wadi Khamed (Shah) to Musaibat Village Loop This is definitely a moderate trail due to terrain and challenges. We hiked on a very hot, humid and a sunny morning of July summer. Due care is needed. Due care, dedica...

    👏👏👏
    amirhasan hosseini
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  • Wadi Ghalilah to Jebel Jais Route

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    near Ḩārat ‘Awālī, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    5.71mi
    Elevation +
    4606f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 4.61
    Photo of Wadi Ghalilah to Jebel Jais Route Photo of Wadi Ghalilah to Jebel Jais Route Photo of Wadi Ghalilah to Jebel Jais Route

    A route from the Wadi Ghalilah Dam almost straight up to Jebel Jais, with stunning views of Wadi Litibah, Wadi Ghalilah and Wadi Jais from the top, as well as all the main peaks of the Northern Emirates and Mussadam, exc...

    A lot of thanks to Ben Robbins for his descriptions of Stairway to heaven and Wadi Ghalilah! The way down the Wadi Ghal...
    vl-sher
    Hiked the trail yesterday in 6 hrs which included the walk from the top to jebel Jais viewing park ( it links to a route...
    Imke Clark
    Hi Ben, Yesterday we hiked this trail and continued towards HH Palace and further to 1935 Summit of Jais and then retur...
    'Rainbow Hiker' Patrick Vijay D'Silva
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  • near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    7.92mi
    Elevation +
    2201f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 4.64
    Photo of Wadi Shah hike, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Wadi Shah hike, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Wadi Shah hike, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

    DETAILED POST FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW (click View More) A fantastic intermediate level hike that combines many features of other UAE hikes: bouldering, beautiful wadi walk, some balconies, and narrow paths around the m...

    Thank you.. Route so well defined.. photographs at the right locations
    shripathitg
    Thank you for uploading this trail with the additional notes. We kept checking them throughout the hike and they were ve...
    lar.elena
    thank you for the detailed info, it was a huge help with our hike yesterday. 💪🏻
    seres.kriszta26
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  • Wadi Shah 24 Kms Circuit

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    near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    14.25mi
    Elevation +
    5279f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wadi Shah 24 Kms Circuit Photo of Wadi Shah 24 Kms Circuit Photo of Wadi Shah 24 Kms Circuit

    Wadi Shah-Nayt village-Wassab village-Jebel Rahabah-Jebel Rahara-Puro1484-Shahhah village-Hidden Ossis-Wadi Shah Loop. For sometime now, I was considering a hike that would encapsulate the main Jebel Jais ascent road ...

    Great hike, which combines some of the most interesting routes in the Jabel Jeis area. What I find most complicated, to...
    Pablo de Gárate
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  • Baqal Loop

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    near Baqal, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    16.19mi
    Elevation +
    3714f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Baqal Loop Photo of Baqal Loop Photo of Baqal Loop

    A long hike up several wadis to the plateau of Baqal. The route takes in multiple farmland areas up top and descends down an old road into Wadi Naqab. If going as a group, I recommend taking multiple cars and parking one...

    Thank you for providing this route Just completed it with a cold overnight stay at the second farm Was Fab, more mental...
    Stuart Mayo
    Hi Dan, Hope all is well with you. We followed your trail on 8th January 2022 and enjoyed the hike. But in our ca...
    'Rainbow Hiker' Patrick Vijay D'Silva
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  • near Yinas, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    12.33mi
    Elevation +
    961f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Heli Hike (Reverse) Wadi Kub RAK Hike Photo of Heli Hike (Reverse) Wadi Kub RAK Hike Photo of Heli Hike (Reverse) Wadi Kub RAK Hike

    My personal FB Page dedicated to UAE Hiking. https://www.facebook.com/Patricks-Hikes-101251445547970 Heli Hike (Reverse) Wadi Kub RAK Hike We were led by Shan of UAE Weekend Lovers. The actual Heli Hike Trail sec...

    Thanks for all info.
    B2k_dubai
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  • near Shāh, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    6.30mi
    Elevation +
    3264f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wadi Khamed to Al Takem Village, RAK. UAE. Photo of Wadi Khamed to Al Takem Village, RAK. UAE. Photo of Wadi Khamed to Al Takem Village, RAK. UAE.

    Wadi Khamed (Shah) to Al Takem Village, RAK. UAE. My personal FB Page dedicated to UAE Hiking. https://www.facebook.com/Patricks-Hikes-101251445547970 We few Friends went hiking towards Yabana Section of the the W...

    Thanks Patrick for information and recording the trail. Myself and annit has followed this trail. Thanks for Posting
    manish thakare
    Hello Patrick. Thanks for posting this. Yesterday I’ve tried this but missed the left branch from main wadi and finally ...
    Nikolay Biryukov 1
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  • near Athabāt, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    7.31mi
    Elevation +
    2592f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Leopard Canyon - Bahar Village loop Photo of Leopard Canyon - Bahar Village loop Photo of Leopard Canyon - Bahar Village loop

    Notes: The starting point is only reachable by a road-worthy AWD or 4WD. Please do not try reaching there with a low ground clearance vehicle. If driving a sedan, you may be required to park at least 3-4 kms from the sta...

    Very nice trail. The difficult part is only at vertical wall. It’s doable even alone if you are fit man, ladies will nee...
    LT kalninėtojai
    Perfect early morning trail, with a bit of everything!!
    Mayur_S
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  • near Yinas, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    15.65mi
    Elevation +
    11824f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wadi Naqab Alternative (Naqab, Samarat, Sheri loop) Photo of Wadi Naqab Alternative (Naqab, Samarat, Sheri loop) Photo of Wadi Naqab Alternative (Naqab, Samarat, Sheri loop)

    EXPERTS only grade hike. PLEASE DO NOT HIKE THIS TRAIL UNLESS ACOMPANIED BY AN EXPERT OR THOSE WHO ARE AWARE OF THIS TRAIL WELL. The trail details and additional pictures can be seen from my previous hike (January ...

    Very nice and happy to see familiar faces ☺️ May be later this year will try it out with you
    DavePratt
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  • near Yinas, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    8.64mi
    Elevation +
    1690f
    TrailRank
    70| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Wadi Naqab to wadi Koob to Al Sanat village hike Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Wadi Naqab to wadi Koob to Al Sanat village hike Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Photo of Wadi Naqab to wadi Koob to Al Sanat village hike Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

    MAKE SURE TO CHECK MY BLOG POST (LINK BELLOW) FOR ALL THE IMPORTANT DETAILS ABOUT THIS HIKE (https://www.theroadreel.com/best-uae-hikes-wadi-naqab/). Wadi Naqab is a place like no other in the UAE. This is an intermediat...

    Done the loop to Al Sanat village. It was a good hike and challenging. One you should not underestimate. We finished the...
    IG: Aning2007
    Beautiful trail. The roped section on the way up to Al Sanat Village is scary if you don’t like heights and narrow ledge...
    eralyilmaz
    Amazing trail
    Elie Abdo
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  • Sheri Village (repeat) Mags.

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    near Yinas, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    6.04mi
    Elevation +
    3255f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Sheri Village (repeat) Mags. Photo of Sheri Village (repeat) Mags. Photo of Sheri Village (repeat) Mags.

    Sheri Village (repeat) Mags. My personal FB Page dedicated to UAE Hiking. https://www.facebook.com/Patricks-Hikes-101251445547970 It is a well marked trail with stone markers Cairns all the way, keep looking for the...

    I followed this trail. Unfortunately, missed the Bat Cave. Maybe next time
    Iulian P
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  • Wadi Sha’am Stairway

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    near Manqashah, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    3.69mi
    Elevation +
    3530f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wadi Sha’am Stairway Photo of Wadi Sha’am Stairway Photo of Wadi Sha’am Stairway

    This is a great hike rising up from the far end of Wadi Sha’am to a plateau sitting atop the ridge between Wadi Sha’am and Wadi Ghalilah. It makes use of a trail and stairway for large parts. It can be initially tricky ...

    Hi Dan, We few friends hiked this trail today and found it very satisfying, rewarding and enjoyable with short distan...
    'Rainbow Hiker' Patrick Vijay D'Silva
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  • Jebel Qada'ah - Routes 2 and 3

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    near Athabāt, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
    Distance
    12.54mi
    Elevation +
    4754f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Jebel Qada'ah - Routes 2 and 3 Photo of Jebel Qada'ah - Routes 2 and 3 Photo of Jebel Qada'ah - Routes 2 and 3

    Jebel Qada'ah sits centrally in the northern UAE and Mussandam mountains, as a prominent sub-peak on the far end of a north-western ridge line of Jebel Qiwi at 4321' / 1317 meters (source: peakery). It has the 2nd highes...

    Did this hike today. Took us 11 hours on the dot. Scenery was fantastic. Did following our Garmin Etrex 20x. Technical ...
    MitchGM
    Nice trail with beautiful views, did it counter clock wise as originally posted. Ascend to Peak Major took about 4 hours...
    Kozyriev Oleksandr
    It was a nice trail, we camped after 8 km, and continued in the second day. we hiked for 2 hours in the dark to reach o...
    Path Finder
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