Geological Significance · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views
Need to Know
Be respectful when passing through the cemetery at the end of the trail. This is a relatively popular trail. Though it is popular, it might be a while for someone to come upon you if you were to injure yourself. Be warned.
Generally solid footing. Some loose scree in places. The stream-bed section has the potential of being slick at times. This is a relatively popular hiking trail, so yield to hikers.
Steep is a great adjective for this trail. Rocky would another good one. It may be only a mile long, but the views, the terrain, and the rugged feel of the trail will definitely give you an unforgettable experience. The trail is marked with striped yellow, orange, and red blazes.
It is best to start on the Riyam Park side of the trail. It can be done both ways, but I think the climb is more natural and enjoyable from this direction. Climb the steady incline of large rock-hewn steps up above the ridge past gorgeous views looking back at Riyam. Towards the highest point of the trail you can get great views of the Port of Muscat from a power line blaze.
After reaching the highest point on the trail, you are done with climbing for the most part and it is all downhill from here. After a gradual rocky descent, you'll hit the ruins of an old abandoned village. Explore the old foundations and uncovered well, or continue down along the stream bed. The stream bed had water in it both times I did it, but I don't know if that is a regular occurrence. Either way, the stream bed is extremely well featured and smooth which makes for some unique and exciting epic descents! The trail widens up at the end and after you climb one more ridge, it finishes after passing through a small cemetery.
Shared By: Klein VerHill