Trail length: 300 m to 1 km Difficulty Level: moderate
The Niha Fort is carved in the rock of a cliff overlooking the Bisri and the ‘Aray valley. From its strategic location it monitors the road between Sidon and the Beqaa. This fortress is a cave that is over 100 meters deep. In past centuries chambers and rooms were dug to shelter soldiers and it has abundant water from a rain water collection system. It also had a considerable number of silos for storing provisions. When you visit the Niha Fort you can walk the short scenic trail from the Information Center at the entrance of the fort where Emir Fakhreddine took refuge with his family in the early 17th Century.