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Photo of Wadi Al Hora - Madha (Oman inside UAE) Photo of Stairway to Heaven Right bank Night Hike (Repeat) Photo of Stairways 2 Heaven Full Loop - Extended Version
  • near Al Qaţţārah, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    6.84mi
    Elevation +
    732f
    TrailRank
    81| Rating 4.76
    Photo of Wadi Al Hora - Madha (Oman inside UAE) Photo of Wadi Al Hora - Madha (Oman inside UAE) Photo of Wadi Al Hora - Madha (Oman inside UAE)

    Natural Springs..! Frog Pond..! Abandoned Car..! And much more..! Since RAK has some restrictions and Fujairah / Hatta areas are flooded with hikers, I ended up hiking in Oman in the last weekend! And this Oman is in...

    Beautiful hike with lots of little streams and waterfalls Got to see the jayakar Oman lizard towards the 3rd km of the ...
    N.A.S
    Kids had an amazing time exploring. The wadi and springs were beautiful and easy to follow thanks to your directions and...
    Fawzia Alyafai
    Scaling Wadi AL hora was a personal challenge, because in first attempt,I could not even find the entrance to the trail....
    Basant Jain
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  • near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    7.75mi
    Elevation +
    6785f
    TrailRank
    81| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Stairway to Heaven Right bank Night Hike (Repeat) Photo of Stairway to Heaven Right bank Night Hike (Repeat) Photo of Stairway to Heaven Right bank Night Hike (Repeat)

    Elevation gain is mentioned wrong, it should be 1200. Highlander Event created one of the best Trail that covers almost 50 Kms and it is the best. The trail is well laid and manmade stairs in many places keeps your fo...

    I followed this trail. Highly appreciated the details
    Iulian P
    Thank you for all the trail info. We conquered this in 7.5 hours. 3.5 to get up and 4 to come down. We found coming down...
    michelle.daniel75
    One has to do this hike at least once! We drove as well the off road section to shorthen the hike, which is indeed in a ...
    elida ilinoiu
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  • near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    12.33mi
    Elevation +
    5755f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Stairways 2 Heaven Full Loop - Extended Version Photo of Stairways 2 Heaven Full Loop - Extended Version Photo of Stairways 2 Heaven Full Loop - Extended Version

    This is the extended version of the notorious Stairways 2 Heaven full loop One of the most popular hikes in the region, The Stairways to Heaven, which in fact has two ways, there is right bank - a well laid trail of a...

    Iconic hike of UAE, recorded very well5by mohsin. The description for each waypoint kept on trail without any error. Tha...
    Husnain Ashfaq
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  • near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    13.38mi
    Elevation +
    7411f
    TrailRank
    76| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Highest Point of UAE (Galilah - Stairways 2 Heaven - Top Village - J.J True Summit - HH. Palace - Ghaf Summit - Jebel Jais) Photo of Highest Point of UAE (Galilah - Stairways 2 Heaven - Top Village - J.J True Summit - HH. Palace - Ghaf Summit - Jebel Jais) Photo of Highest Point of UAE (Galilah - Stairways 2 Heaven - Top Village - J.J True Summit - HH. Palace - Ghaf Summit - Jebel Jais)

    We did this very special hike on the 49th National Day of UAE. We wanted to reach the Top point of UAE where the altitude is above 1900m+. 17 hikers, 21km carrying 5 litres of water, sleeping bag, mat, jacket, food and ...

    Hi Muhaissin, We 2 friends hiked this trail and then continued to Ghaf Trail towards Ghalilah Dam Descent and finally t...
    'Rainbow Hiker' Patrick Vijay D'Silva
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  • near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    14.28mi
    Elevation +
    7963f
    TrailRank
    75| Rating 4.33
    Photo of DreamTrail#2: STH Right-Jebel Jais True Summit-Ghaf-Ghalilah Dam Loop Photo of DreamTrail#2: STH Right-Jebel Jais True Summit-Ghaf-Ghalilah Dam Loop Photo of DreamTrail#2: STH Right-Jebel Jais True Summit-Ghaf-Ghalilah Dam Loop

    About 8 Weeks ago, I set myself a Challenge to Hike Jebel Jais from various directions and reach its True Summit at 1935 meters Peak, which Technically lies with our Neighbours. The Challenge to self was to complete 5 T...

    Done this time as a loop.. Bit deviated here and there and ended up with 25km hike.. We started from the Galilah dam at ...
    Muhasin Pallikkal
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  • Stairway to Heaven Loop

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    near Ruḩaybah, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    10.66mi
    Elevation +
    6919f
    TrailRank
    72| Rating 4.62
    Photo of Stairway to Heaven Loop Photo of Stairway to Heaven Loop Photo of Stairway to Heaven Loop

    The Stairway to Heaven Loop is probably the most talked about mountain route in the UAE, and it is stunning, unique and exciting to do. However, people get lost frequently, stuck frequently, and worse. I have friends who...

    A lot of thanks to Ben Robbins for his descriptions of Stairway to heaven and Wadi Ghalilah! My first impression is tha...
    vl-sher
    Did this trail last weekend. As ben says, its more exhausting after the plateau starts. Overall, great hike, must do if ...
    Rob_Gill
    Thanks a lot to Ben ! The amount of informations you are giving are amazing and precious ! This hike was in my bucket...
    ruthmann.nicolas
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  • near Lithyay, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    3.90mi
    Elevation +
    1309f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 4.0
    Photo of Jebel Jais to the village above the Hidden oasis (+kids) Photo of Jebel Jais to the village above the Hidden oasis (+kids) Photo of Jebel Jais to the village above the Hidden oasis (+kids)

    Moderate difficulty trail with a good, safe and well laid path all the way. Stairs mark the start of the trail, just below a small private parking. We took our kids (11 and 13y) and they enjoyed it too. Beautiful views a...

    We did this trail..Thanks for the posting
    manish thakare
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  • Wadi Haqab and the 3 Secrets

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    near Al Mazlūq, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    10.11mi
    Elevation +
    4531f
    TrailRank
    69| Rating 4.11
    Photo of Wadi Haqab and the 3 Secrets Photo of Wadi Haqab and the 3 Secrets Photo of Wadi Haqab and the 3 Secrets

    Having seen a handful of precariously placed farm houses towards the top of the Haqab valley when gallivanting across the qada'ah ridge line in days gone by, it was almost certain that there was a more practical route to...

    Hi Ben, This trail surprisingly I did it with one local after an exploration for honey hives. The Village you passed nam...
    Ebrahim Alnuaimi
    Word of warning for those who wants to do this trail - follow the trail exactly or study it properly beforehand, so that...
    Esentai Mambet
    We did a detour by accidentally turning at WP 18 into the wadi on the left, reaching a small waterfall. This is actually...
    Stefan Brinkmann 1
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  • near Lithyay, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    10.02mi
    Elevation +
    2690f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 5.0
    Photo of DreamTrail#6: Jebel Jais Deck Park - Ghaf - Jais True Summit 1932 Meters Photo of DreamTrail#6: Jebel Jais Deck Park - Ghaf - Jais True Summit 1932 Meters Photo of DreamTrail#6: Jebel Jais Deck Park - Ghaf - Jais True Summit 1932 Meters

    About 8 Weeks ago, I set myself a Challenge to Hike Jebel Jais from various directions and reach its True Summit at 1935 meters Peak, which Technically lies with our Neighbours. The Challenge to self was to complete 5 T...

    Hi, so we finally did it. We could not acces the trail from Puro, as may initial plan to make it shorter, because it's a...
    elida ilinoiu
    Did this today…accurate and trail is easy to follow..
    Khaloii!
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  • near Lithyay, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    8.34mi
    Elevation +
    2943f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Jebel Bil Ais ledge and Khamid Farms Photo of Jebel Bil Ais ledge and Khamid Farms Photo of Jebel Bil Ais ledge and Khamid Farms

    I'm not sure if the weather has started to cool, or if complete self-denial led me to believe it had, but either way I felt it was time for the first trek of the 2018 winter season, so I put on my almost-pristine boots a...

    Unfortunately this trail is no longer accessible. From the military checkpoint behind the Jebel Jais summit onwards it i...
    thaddad
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  • Stairway to Heaven - Full Loop

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    near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    16.94mi
    Elevation +
    5105f
    TrailRank
    63| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Stairway to Heaven - Full Loop Photo of Stairway to Heaven - Full Loop Photo of Stairway to Heaven - Full Loop

    It is one of the most famous hikes in the UAE and definitely difficult. It is about a 17 km route which requires about 10-12 hours to accomplish. It includes some basic scrambling. GPS has an issue when you are deep in t...

    Hi, my friend and I did this route on the 18 Dec 2021. It ascent can be a little tricky if you’ve not downloaded the exa...
    paul.mccomb
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  • near Al Ahyl, Muscat (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    14.74mi
    Elevation +
    6079f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Oman: W4 Jebel Shams Summit, Oman. 1 day Hike. Photo of Oman: W4 Jebel Shams Summit, Oman. 1 day Hike. Photo of Oman: W4 Jebel Shams Summit, Oman. 1 day Hike.

    Jebel Shams Summit My personal FB Page (Non Profit / Non Commercial ) dedicated to UAE Hiking. https://www.facebook.com/Patricks-Hikes-101251445547970 Jabal Shams (Sun Mountain) This is the highest peak in the Ar...

    You can just follow this and reach the sumit.. needs immense physical and mental stamina to complete..
    shripathitg
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  • near Ghashash, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    16.86mi
    Elevation +
    5331f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Wadi Khub al Shamzi and the Hidden Staircase Photo of Wadi Khub al Shamzi and the Hidden Staircase Photo of Wadi Khub al Shamzi and the Hidden Staircase

    A route I had heard mention of over the years, but never got around to doing, 'the hidden staircase'. What was supposed to be day on jebel qihwi turned out to be a day in wadi khabb al shamsi, hunting down the mysterious...

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  • Stairway to heaven - Right bank

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    near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    10.58mi
    Elevation +
    3858f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Stairway to heaven - Right bank Photo of Stairway to heaven - Right bank Photo of Stairway to heaven - Right bank

    It is a part of probably the most famous trail in the UAE - Stairway to haven. This part is used to prepare for the full loop or by intermediate hikers as this part is well marked, has a lot of manmade steps and there ar...

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  • Wadi Dayqa from wadi al Tayin

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    near Ţūl, Muḩāfaz̧at Masqaţ (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    10.66mi
    Elevation +
    6594f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Wadi Dayqa from wadi al Tayin Photo of Wadi Dayqa from wadi al Tayin Photo of Wadi Dayqa from wadi al Tayin

    Very tricky in the beginning with lots of climbing and skirting huge rocks and boulders. The place has rightfully deserved the name 'Devil's Gap'. After that more than 15 km of comfortable hike with frequent crossing thr...

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  • near Al Mazlūq, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    9.40mi
    Elevation +
    2828f
    TrailRank
    62| Rating 5.0
    Photo of UAE hikes in RAK-Hebs village trail Full loop Photo of UAE hikes in RAK-Hebs village trail Full loop Photo of UAE hikes in RAK-Hebs village trail Full loop

    A less known but well laid trail in Jebel Jais area that leads you through man made staircases and sandy path towards ancient Hebs Village. You can either hike up the stairs for 2 km to the first mountain settlement and...

    I followed this. Highly appreciated the details
    Iulian P
    Amazing trail, was on my list since last season..so happy we made it! Thanks for all the info!👍
    elida ilinoiu
    Technically easy, but need very good fitness level.
    evareinerova
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  • South of the Hamirya Yiti Road

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    near Al Wādī al Kabīr, Muscat (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    4.16mi
    Elevation +
    630f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.34
    Photo of South of the Hamirya Yiti Road Photo of South of the Hamirya Yiti Road Photo of South of the Hamirya Yiti Road

    Wild, remote walking on goat tracks and cross country ,, descending a wadi , amazing rock structures , graves and ancient rock markings... you will not see anyone ... carry 3l water per person with torch, first aid kit ,...

    Alhumdulillah, finally I did this trail with my kids. It was difficult. Must take 3 litres of water. We were in shortage...
    AR Mokha
    Great hike; close to Muscat and still so quiet and remote. With kids it is quite tough ( 3 hours in the heat, lot of cli...
    Raoul Bollen
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  • near Al Ḩammām, Muscat (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    8.10mi
    Elevation +
    2224f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.34
    Photo of Crossing Muscat Mountains - from Al Ḩammām - to Al Amarat Photo of Crossing Muscat Mountains - from Al Ḩammām - to Al Amarat Photo of Crossing Muscat Mountains - from Al Ḩammām - to Al Amarat

    Al Ḩammām - to Al Amarat The trail follows the road that was used to build an overhead power line. While technically it's a road (google maps shows you can drive through it), in many places it's impassable due to rain...

    Fantastic route ..thanks for sharing this route ...did it today ....nice terrain ✌🏻✌🏻 and allot of snakes 🐍🐍 on the ...
    rashednaamani
    The trail started from Hammam, behind the water tank station. Throughout the Trail you will see top of Saal Steps, the c...
    Harrasi
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  • Stairway to Heaven (Right Bank)

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    near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    7.92mi
    Elevation +
    3881f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Stairway to Heaven (Right Bank) Photo of Stairway to Heaven (Right Bank) Photo of Stairway to Heaven (Right Bank)

    STH, The most talked trail among UAE hikers. We parked our car in Wadi Ghalilah dam and took few 4×4 to the starting point via Wadi litibah, you may walk as well, its about 2.5 km. From starting point keep right and foll...

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  • Bassa, Khasab - Oman

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    near Mūkhī, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    3.73mi
    Elevation +
    1001f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Bassa, Khasab - Oman Photo of Bassa, Khasab - Oman Photo of Bassa, Khasab - Oman

    Easy to moderate hike. No need for 4x4. You can park your car at Atana Khasab near Bassa Beach and cross to the opposite side and start the hike. The trail is easy especially in the beginning and there are marks for you ...

    I hiked this trail today. Very scenic and enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing the trail.
    'Rainbow Hiker' Patrick Vijay D'Silva
    Great hike with fantastic views of Khasab and nearby villages. Proper hiking shoes are a must!
    radken
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  • near Al Mazlūq, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    10.55mi
    Elevation +
    5541f
    TrailRank
    59
    Photo of Wadi Bih (UAE) to Jebel Tafif (Oman) Photo of Wadi Bih (UAE) to Jebel Tafif (Oman) Photo of Wadi Bih (UAE) to Jebel Tafif (Oman)

    A brutally long, yet rewarding, hike from a small village in Wadi Bih all the way up to the summit of Jebel Tafif in Oman. If completed as a return route, this hike is approaching 34km. I started at sunrise and complete...

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  • near Ar Rākah, Northeastern Governorate (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    92.47mi
    Elevation +
    2825f
    TrailRank
    59| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Wahiba Sands / Ramlat Al Wahiba / Sharqiya Sands crossing north - south, Al Raka - coast / Qihayd / Ali Mosque Wahaibi Photo of Wahiba Sands / Ramlat Al Wahiba / Sharqiya Sands crossing north - south, Al Raka - coast / Qihayd / Ali Mosque Wahaibi Photo of Wahiba Sands / Ramlat Al Wahiba / Sharqiya Sands crossing north - south, Al Raka - coast / Qihayd / Ali Mosque Wahaibi

    Wahiba Sands / Ramlat Al Wahiba / Sharqiya Sands crossing north-south from Al Raka to coast / to Qihayd / to Ali Mosque Wahaibi This track is the one described in the Oman Off-Road book. Suggestions: - Take desert...

    We did this track as part of the Raid through Oman that our group did, in April 2022. We went with two 4x4 cars and it w...
    Luilly
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  • near Ra’s al Waḩḩ, Musandam (Sultanate of Oman)
    Distance
    6.60mi
    Elevation +
    2900f
    TrailRank
    58
    Photo of Stairway to Heaven - Right Bank (Trek to Woh Village) Photo of Stairway to Heaven - Right Bank (Trek to Woh Village) Photo of Stairway to Heaven - Right Bank (Trek to Woh Village)

    A well marked trail, with a lot of places to take breaks. About 3 hours to reach the final destination - Woh Village. We missed our Amazing view of Wadi Litibah and Wadi Ghalilah Dam from the top due to heavy fog. Around...

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