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tæt på Ḩārat ‘Awālī, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
Easy to follow trail but physically demanding. Can't skip the leg day type.
Not technical but there is very little leveled walking, most of the time climbing up the steps or stones or scree. So some people may find it as a difficult trail.
Killer to the knees on the way down (would suggest going with two cars and leave one up at jebel jais, so you dont need to go down).
We did a detour (waypoint 5 to waypoint 14) by following green arrows sprayed on rocks, those lead to the mountain village. It made the hike more adventurous. Found some cool man made steps. Note: there was no trail after we reached the village. So we had to do some light rock climbing to get back on track.
If you want to follow the original trail just stick to official signs and red markings.
We came back following original official trail. Therefore if you using this map, and not willing to take any detours, just keep on follwing the line that goes to right. You will always see red signposts every half kilometer.
From Waypoint 19 to waypoint 20 you will have to scramble up following some washed out path-something to be careful about-many loose rocks. But that is the last tough part before you reach the top plateau with a nice stone bench to rest.
Check other hikes in the UAE on my blog https://www.theroadreel.com/5-easy-hiking-trails-in-the-uae/
Stay safe and enjoy your hikes!
This was the start of the detour.
After this staircase, there is a bit of light rock climbing
Green arrow trail brongs you to the village
Had to get back to the original trail by taking and unmarked path (figired out ourselves).
Followed the direction pointed out by the villager (no marked trails)
A little bit of rock climbing
Trying to figure out the way
Have fun here scrambling up
Looking back down to check how far we got
Resting area after a good climb
Stone carpet leading to the highest point of the hike
Jebel Jais- the top. You can co tinue to Ghaff summit to reach higjest oublic point if you wish. We truned back from here more or less.
Path is better than it looks but my knees are crying
Darkness got us (thanks to my knees that got in massive pain)
Halas, done, not repeating this again:))