Tannourine Cedars Nature Reserve Hiking Trails
The Tannourine Cedar Nature Reserve Trail Map covers nearly all of the existing forest. At the forest entrance, visitors can get all the assistance they require, in addition to brochures. From there, four options are available:

1- The first trail heads towards Wadi Ain Al Fouar. Visitors will see cedar, maple, oak and juniper trees, as well as nests of birds in the rocks and many flowers during the flowering periods (March – October). Upon reaching the end of this trail, there is an information sign about Wadi Ain Al Fouar.

Trail # 1
Length:  2 km
Average time:  1 hour
Medium
If you decide to stop, cars can reach this area to pick you up.
If you decide to continue walking, three options exist:

1.1- Return to the beginning of trail #1.

Trail # 1 (Circuit Route)
Length:  2 km
Average time:  1 hour
Hard

1.2- Take Trail # 5. Visitors can use this trail to reach the Hadath Al Jebbeh main road. Pass through the Arz Al Kersi area, which is full of cedar trees, in addition to maple, oak and juniper trees, and view the old rock formations and abundance of beautiful flowers during the flowering periods (March – October).

Trail # 5
Length:  2 km
Average time:  1 hour
Medium (children and adults)

1.3- Take trail # 6. From the Wadi Ain Al Fouar, visitors will reach Al Batrak (Patriarch’s) Cedars and Room (old room for monks). Here, you can see the reserve’s oldest cedar trees, alongside newly naturally regenerated ones, in addition to a mixed forest of maple, oak and juniper trees. This area is also full of mammalian activity.

Trail # 6
Length:  4.5 km
Average time:  2 hours 30 minutes
Medium to Hard (adults and sportsmen)

2- The second trail from the forest entrance proceeds towards the Ras Al Wadi area. Visitors will pass through mixed forest and age-weathered rocks, up to the Ras Al Wadi area, which is a very high point. From this vantage point, you can stop to enjoy the view of Wadi Ain Al Raha that includes a lot of monasteries.

Trail # 2
Length:  1 km
Average time:  1 hour
Easy

3- The third trail from the forest entrance is an easy and enjoyable one, and the second half of it joins trail # 4.

Trail # 3
Length:  1.2 km
Average time:  1 hour 15 minutes
Easy

4- The fourth trail is a long, circular trail that covers all of the forest. Visitors can see some of the oldest cedar trees in Lebanon in addition to maple, oak and juniper trees, and abundant flowers during flowering periods (March – October). You will also pass through the Wadi Ain Al Fouar and the Ras Al Wadi area.

Trail # 4
Length:  4 km
Average time:  2 hours 30 minutes
Medium to Hard (adults and sportsmen)