Donkey Path Hike RAK

DONKEY PATH HIKE

Why this hike?

AT A GLIMPSE
 
- Return trip
- Distance: 5/6km
- Visible path
- Activities: soft ascent/descent, only short bit of loose rocks, no deep or dangerous cliffs
 
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LEVEL
This hike is situated in the Jebel Jais area. The starting point is just off the tar road, so easily accessible with any car.
We did this hike in December 2016. And it was absolutely fantastic. Obviously the sun was there, but during this month it is a friendly one.
We started at 7am (which means a very early wake up in Dubai: 4am). It was just light enough to start with the soft ascent.
There is a path all the way: still being used nowadays by humans, donkeys and goats. The presence of this path contributes to the fact that this hike is a light one (compared to so many others in the Hajar mountains).
Our aim in the coming weeks is to make this hike a circular one. We`ll keep you updated.

BACKGROUND

DIRECTIONS AND COORDINATES

DESCRIPTION OF THE HIKE

curious goats above our heads
Ancient wheat mill which we saw in the second settlement.

See below how this mill was being used.
On the Jebel Jais road:

Total height gain is 248m.