Trails

There are more than 250 km of hiking trails in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve extending from the highest mountain peaks to the lowest river beds designed to satisfy a wide range of visitors. There are easy trails within cedar forests or medium trails connecting different cedar forests or long trails that link the villages surrounding the Reserve. A visitor can hike alone or in small groups, with a guide, along designated trails.

Barouk River Valley Trail

Barouk River Valley Trail (Barouk – Batloun – Moukhtara – Amatour – Haret Jandal – Bater) The trail begins at...

Wetland Trail (Ammiq)

Trail length: 2 km Total uphill / downhill: 300m/300m Difficulty Level: Moderate The Ammiq wetland that is owned and managed by...

Niha Fort Trails

Trail length: 300 m to 1 km Difficulty Level: moderate The Niha Fort is carved in the rock of a...

Ain Zhalta/Bmohray Cedar Trails

Trail length: 500 m to 15 km Difficulty Level: all levels The Ain Zhalta/Bmohray forest covers 240 hectares of the...

Maasser Cedar Trails

The Maasser cedar forest is the oldest forest in the Shouf Nature Reserve covering 16 hectares and hosts the Lamartine tree...

Barouk Cedar Trails

The Barouk cedar forest is the largest forest in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve covering 400 hectares. The trail boasts a number...

LebanonMountain Trails

The Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon and the region. It extends from Andqet in the north to Marjaayoun in the south. The 470 km path transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 600 meters to 2,000 meters above sea level.

The trail is divided into 27 sections of which six sections (about 100 km) pass through the Shouf Biosphere Reserve and are included in this guidebook.

                                          Lebanon Mountain Trails

LMT Section 17

Trail length: 19.9 km Total uphill/downhill: 563 m/664 m Difficulty Level: Moderate LMT Section 17 Falougha – Ain Dara – Bmohrai...

LMT Section 18

Trail length: 21.8 km Total uphill/downhill: 812 m/977 m Difficulty Level: Moderate LMT Section 18 Ain Zhalta / Nabeh Safa –...

LMT Section 19

Trail length: 10.6 km Total uphill/downhill: 704 m/634 m Difficulty Level: Moderate LMT Section 19 Barouk/Fraidiss – Maasser el Shouf This...

LMT Section 20

Trail length: 12.3 km Total uphill/downhill: 518 m/629 m Difficulty Level: Moderate LMT Section 20 Maasser el Shouf – Mrosti –...

LMT Section 21 Niha – Jezzine

Trail length: 11.8 km Total uphill / downhill: 48 m/540 m Difficulty Level: Easy to moderate This section of the LMT...

LMT Section 22 Jezzine – Aitanit

Trail length: 16 km Total uphill / downhill: 837 m/814 m Difficulty Level: moderate This section of the LMT starts in...

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