The Maasser cedar forest is the oldest forest in the Shouf Nature Reserve covering 16 hectares and hosts the Lamartine tree where the French poet enjoyed meditating.

After a two hour hike amidst the beauty of the forest you can drive to an overlook above the Maasser entrance for a spectacular view of the west Bekaa, Mount Hermon, and the Karoun Lake. The Maasser entrance is wheelchair accessible and opens onto a viewing area in the forest.