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Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve

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Enchanting Cedar Forest

Lebanon has many Cedar forests and this is the second most impressive one after the Cedars of God... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alain A
Beirut, Lebanon
Amazing place

A place that will bring you the peace and the rest you need. A place where you forget everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Drhusseiny M
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Barouk Mountain | Maasser Park House - Maasser El Chouf - Lebanon, Barouk, Lebanon
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lebanon has many Cedar forests and this is the second most impressive one after the Cedars of God in the north, you ca find trees that are thousands of years old and the scenery is breathtaking.

Thank Alain A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A place that will bring you the peace and the rest you need. A place where you forget everything. Just fill your eyes with the "ancestors of Lebanon", the cedars, so huge and overwhelming, and quietness interrupted by few birds and other's tourists' voices:)...just feel...More

1  Thank Drhusseiny M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reserve is huge and amazing! The scenery is breathtaking ... A car is needed to get there. The entrance fee was 7000 LL.

Thank Roy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Totally worth it , I strongly recommend it if you like to be in nature and feel the Earth . The trees are over 2000 years old and there is so much beauty and serenity there . There are lakes and lots of hiking if...More

Thank Jean-Claude R
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We've always gone to the cedars in the north, but the cedars at Barouk are way more impressive! The trees are bigger, which I suppose means they are older. They're near Maaser, a gorgeous village that has overnight accommodations.

1  Thank marsher
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We went up to the Barouk reserve. It represent the 30% of the lebanese forest with 500 km2 of surface. The clouds passing by and the sublime atmosphere makes of this place a Sanctuary more than a forest. We arrived with the car directly to...More

1  Thank Jose E
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I took my parents last month and they loved it. It is an easy walk for the elderly and they have many options for longer hikes too.

Thank adutra
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Yes, it is the tree on the Lebanese flag and its the species that only grows in Lebanon. A nice short and easy hike in the reserve. If you're lucky you might see some animals (deer, small foxes ...). It is great for bird watching.

Thank Samer B
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This beautiful gem of a cedar forest, now protected is simply breathtaking if you like nature and trees and care about our planet. There is a cedar tree here which is over 3000 years old. Just stand awestruck under the canopy, reflect on what this...More

1  Thank Hatton20
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The entrance we went to was very small, we actually drove past it be jade it was just a small log cabin. We had a large group of three families and kids ranging from 11 months to 15 years. The trails are all very well...More

1  Thank changil0w
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23 February 2018|
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Response from sgirguis | Reviewed this property |
No food allowed to be brought in. Great little restaurants on the way up or down the mountain.
16 September 2017|
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Response from sgirguis | Reviewed this property |
An hour is sufficient to get up to some of the cedars. The guides are very helpful so just tell hem what your time constraint is.
3 June 2017|
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Response from joelV8528XQ | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it very much. This is a nature reserve which is strictly protected.