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Another hidden gem in UAE!
Well, first of all i have to mention Fujairah adventures once again for renovating the historic places and making adventurous activities related to them.. There are a number of trails they made / renovate recently including the Ain Alsheria Geological Trail..
The trail is relatively easy but i did rate it as moderate since we deviated a bit and went to the top of a mountain. There is well laid trail path in almost the areas but i still recommend to follow wikiloc.
The beginning of the trail is more ascent than descent, so continue with steady and slow pace..The path is beautiful with multicolored and gigantic rocks.. The highlight of the trail is the giant rock which comes around the middle of the trail with ancient inscriptions and drawings / petroglyphs.. This must be thousands of years old.. There is a mountain peak next to this rock, its not not a part of the trail but we tried to go there and get on top of it to see the view and gain some elevation.. This is optional, you can skip it and continue the trail as well..
Even the route to the hiking area is such a beautiful way.. You will be coming through the road towards Jebel Yibir.. Just be careful while driving as the road is broken at the edges in some areas.. Later You will drive about 3km on muddy road.. Its quite steep as well.. But sedan car can go.. if you drive carefully you can park as close as 50m to the starting point..but there is a tricky hump which may make your car bottom scratched.. (25.606079893373643, 56.152574450193484).. You can also park saloon cars next to the farm which is about 100-150m before the trail.. (25.607289, 56.151579)
However this muddy road may get damaged and become not suitable for sedan if there is rain or flood.. so be prepared..
Parking : (25.606079893373643, 56.152574450193484) SUVs
(25.607289, 56.151579) Sedan
Difficulty : Easy to moderate
Highlight : Rock with ancient inscriptions and petroglyphs, multi colored rocks
Photo taken from the top of the peak