10+ Incredible Forest Walks In Lebanon You Must Add To Your Bucket List!

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With Lebanon’s natural wonders, one can’t miss enjoying its many forests, especially its different nature reserves, whether for a day of hiking or for a nice walk to breathe in the fresh air and boost your energy!

Al Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

This reserve in Chouf is the largest one in Lebanon. It goes from Dahr Al Baidar in the north to Niha Mountain in the south. It encloses 3 cedar forests which constitute 25% of the remaining cedars in Lebanon. In fact, this reserve is home to 200 birds that include ones that are rare.

Wadi Al Hujair National Reserve

If you are a tree enthusiast, then this reserve is the perfect gateway for you. Wadi Al Hujair National Reserve is full of oak and valonia forests.

Bkassine Pine Forest

Bkassine Pine Forest is a famous destination for hikers and adventure lovers. It is the biggest pine forest in Lebanon. Bkassine is the home of old bridges, heritage houses, and natural wonders.

Qadisha Valley

The Holy Valley is the ultimate destination for people who seek peace and adventure. It is the home of the Colombian hermit Father Dario Escobar who has been living in Our Lady of Hawqa Monastery for almost 2 decades.

Arz Jaj

Arz Jaj is located in Byblos. It is a forest that encloses hundreds of cedar trees that are between 1200 and 2000 years old.

Bentael Nature Reserve

It is the first unofficial reserve in Lebanon!

Haddath El Jebbeh Cedars Forest

Hadath El Jebbeh in the northern mountains is snowy in winter and cool in summer, which makes it lovely to visit any time of the year.

Al Ammouaa Forest

Located in Akkar, this forest is abundant in different types of trees and is deemed one of the largest in the country.

Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve

The reserve in Ehden contains cedars and encloses 1,058 plant species which 40% of them are native plant species in Lebanon. This place is also rich with trees: 39 species of native trees have been identified.

Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve

This nature reserve protects one of the largest cedar forests in Lebanon. It houses birds, insects, mushrooms, and flowers. It includes many trails that uncover the beauty of Lebanon and its rich culture in different ways.

Cedars of God

The Cedars of God in the mountains of Bsharre is the most famous cedar patch and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Phoenicians exported cedar woods which were considered luxurious. In fact, King Salomon used cedarwood for his temple.

Al-Ezer Forest

Deemed as one of the most beautiful forests in the world, it is home to some 100 varieties of wildflowers, and over 4,000 Iron Oaks, hence its name. It is located in Akkar at 1600m of altitude and it is absolutely a must-visit. Check it out here!