Visad 92 gånger, ladda ned 6 gånger
i närheten av El Harf, Mont-Liban (Lebanon)
-1- Best timing for this hike is spring. The weather will be fine and there will be water in the river. During winter I guess it will be a bit slippery. During Summer it is gonna be too hot unless you do it very early and in autumn you won't have water in the Bentael river and the forest isn't that colorful because most of the trees are evergreen.
-2- I would suggest you do the trail in the opposite direction because like this you will go down most of the stairs and not climb them up as I did. The first 2 km will be on the asphalt going up, so of you wanna skip this, leave a car at the main entrance "madkhal el sanawbar" and drive the other car to "Madkhal Daher Elmghara" where you will start your hike. It will be mostly going down the stairs and the last 20 min a steep climb up.
Overall I loved the place (if you wanna know more about the reserve, check one of the pics and you will read some info about it). Very well maintained trails. The first 20 min was going down the hill under the pine trees till you get to the river. Then oak trees will be covering most of the trail providing some good shade. I went up all the stairs and that drained a bit my energy for a while. Other then that, it is an easy to medium hike