Ausra Osi

Hareket süresi  6 saat 58 dakika

Süre  11 saat 17 dakika

Koordinatlar 2748

Yüklenme tarihi 25 Ekim 2020 Pazar

Kayıt tarihi Ekim 2020

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849 m
233 m
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3,9
7,8
15,67 km

4407 kere bakıldı , 138 kere indirildi

yakınında: Athabāt, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)

CHECK MY BLOG POST- THE DETAILED GUIDE TO THIS TRAIL BY CLICKING ON "VIEW MORE" LINK UNDER THIS DESCRIPTION!
A challenging moderate to difficult level hike (depending on your fitness and experience) through a beautiful canyon. Amazing sunset at the plateau with a village on top of the mountain. Lots of bouldering and rock climbing on the way up. Ropes are not required but physical and mental fitness is. There were a few tough parts where rocks were quite high, and it might be tricky for a shorter or less fit person to pass.
Coming down the mountain happened at dark-therefore due to extreme situation haven't captured many viewpoints. Don't get yourself into trouble, it's no fun going at night and very dangerous. It took us probably 3 hours at least to climb down (using headlights and trying to follow one of wikiloc user's trail that said there was supposed to be a donkey path on the way down). I believe it would have been easier to identify that path during the day, but extremely tricky at night. We found ducks (cairns) on the way down and some purposely left plastic bottles which actually helped us navigate our way down. If you are adventurous and aim for this trail, just start early enough (we started at 1pm, advisable time 7am).
theroadreel . com / leopard-canyon-hike-ras-al-khaimah-uae

Daha fazlasını göster external

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Parking point for sedans (4x4 can go further)

Parked 3.5km earlier as we couldnt continue further down in our sedan.
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Easy part

3.5km to actual. Hike starting point
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White goats family
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Hike starting point

You might have option to park next to the camera if you came by 4x4.
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Turn left uphill

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Leg 1 of the hike-wadi

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Keep right when wadi splits into two ways.

Huge tree is a good landmark, impossible to miss.
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On the way to hanging gardens

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Shelters along the way

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Look left to find the way up on a scree path

Here you have already reached hanging gardens balcony. Look for the path to get up. It might be not visible but its there.
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Climbing up to the plateau on top of hanging gardens

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Man-made steps leading up to the top plateau

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Photo opportunity

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Leg 2 of the hike

Going into the narrow valley
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Vertical wall

Part that adviced for more experienced hiker, the wall is quite high. No ropes needed but have to be able to climb higher rocks
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28 yorum

  • Fotoğraf: redmayanskywalker

    redmayanskywalker 07.Kas.2020

    The first bit 3k aprox. is the most boring thing a ever done ... if you have the chance drive further.

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 07.Kas.2020

    hey @redmayanskywalker yes, it's possible to start the hike 3km later if you have 4x4, we didn't so we derived until we saw it is impossible to pass

  • Zak 3 13.Ara.2020

    There is a vertical climb just midway of the hike and end of the canyon. The rock is very slippery and couldn’t climb that, nothing to hold your hand on to and should instead wedge your body or shoulders. It requires at least a rope from the top to help you get on top. This part is for very advanced or expert level. Not recommended unless you’re experienced.

    We found another way to the top just beside the hanging gardens.

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 13.Ara.2020

    Hey Zak 3, yes there is a vertical wall in the middle of the hike (it's mentioned here), but ropes aren't necessary to climb it. However, it also depends on each person's physical ability and fitness level. It might be difficult to climb if you aren't strong enough to push and pull yourself up at higher rocks. Or if a person is shorter, they might struggle. I needed a hand too at that vertical climb. But as far as ropes go, it isn't a must.

  • lucahiking 13.Ara.2020

    Hi. I'm going tomorrow with my friends. Just in case we can'y climb the vertical wall?, how can we find the alternative path to reach the plateau?
    Thanks

  • Zak 3 13.Ara.2020

    Hey Luca. Once you reach the hanging gardens, turn right and you’ll see an uphill with a white tree on top, climb that and follow the path of the mountain to the left until you reach the top.

    Someone logged it here and called it Leopard Canyon Loop by Hussam Uddin.

    That’s the basically the same path we eventually took, they skip the canyon trail just after the hanging garden and go up the mountain as described earlier.

  • lucahiking 14.Ara.2020

    Thank you so much zak!!!

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 14.Ara.2020

    That's good to know Zak 3, next time might try an alternative. However, the vertical wall is a nice experience and the canyon is very beautiful, so give it a try, lucahiking!

  • Lyndon Lopez 1 19.Ara.2020

    Hi Ausra, I tried this hike today and I lost signal from wikiloc and cannot get data as theres no network coverage anymore. Unfortunately, we didn't went through the loop as we made a mistake finding the secret passage.
    This hike is cool and will come back some other time to finish to loop. Amazing view of the canyon! Thanks Ausra for the details.

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 20.Ara.2020

    Hi Lyndon, sorry to hear about the signal. It can happen sometimes in the mountains, however, wikiloc usually works offline. It was acting up for me as well when I was on this trail, like lagging to show if we are on the right path. It happen on the way down when we truly needed it in the dark :))

  • Fotoğraf: Rajesh Daryani

    Rajesh Daryani 27.Ara.2020

    Hi Ausra,
    We hiked Leopard Canyon yesterday.
    Your route, description and tips were very useful.
    We had an awesome time.
    Thank you.

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 27.Ara.2020

    Hey Rajesh, i am glad to hear that! Did you finish the whole loop (hopefully during the day light :)))

  • WildSpirit 04.Oca.2021

    Hi Ausra, Hi everyone, it shows that te trail is closed on google maps, do you have any update on that ? it has been like this for like two months, but I still see people here went less than 10 days ago, anyway, thank you Ausra for all the info and the tips, you have helped me so much.

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 04.Oca.2021

    Hi Spirits, I haven't heard of the trail being closed. Google maps might be showing stuff related to pandemic but not accurate. At least I have seen many wadis and public outdoor spots like dams marked as closed on google maps but that is not true.

  • Fotoğraf: Mayur_S

    Mayur_S 04.Oca.2021

    Hi Ausra,
    What is the expected time it would take to complete the hike, if we were to take our SUV and cover the initial portion of the trail? I am assuming the route you have marked here includes a possible drive via a 4x4.
    If we were to extend our hike, are there any further notable areas we can cover?
    Thank you for your detailed description as always :)
    Cheers,
    Mayur

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 09.Oca.2021

    Hi Mayur, if you have 4x4 then you can go all the way to the flag number 4 marked on my trail where I mentioned that the hike starts. It will save you at least 6km of walking. The full loop (if you come by 4x4) is around 8-9km only. We did 15 as we came by regular car and couldnt risk going any further due to loose gravel road. We made a short cut straight up to the village immediatwlly after the vertical wall climb. But i saw on other wikiloc users trails going further in the canyon/wadi after this vertical wall and reaching the village later. I haven't been the so i cannot advice. Make sure you go early if you intend to do the full loop. Otherwise, for easier option you can go to hanging gardens and to the canyon above them, and return same way. Note the tricky part is vertical wall climb. But if you have ecoeriencr hiking and climbing high boulders, you should be fine, its very doable.

  • Fotoğraf: Mayur_S

    Mayur_S 09.Oca.2021

    Thanks Ausra, we intend to go next weekend. Just another question though, I saw a lot of trails here which mentioned hikers doing the wadi razor entry section first, and then coming back and finishing the trail through the hanging gardens and vertical wall. Therefore wanted to ask, if as per you, is the hanging gardens and vertical wall, doable while on way back? It would mean climbing down which is usually harder than climbing up.

  • Fotoğraf: Tamara ghazi

    Tamara ghazi 09.Oca.2021

    Bu rotayı takip ettim  doğrulanmış  Daha fazlasını göster

    Thank you so much for your guidance and trail markers! We had a blast! Took us 9 hours and we got lost a few times but it was nice to explore, off track! I would rate it as difficult more because of the steep climbs and very steep decent. You made our day, scenery was unreal! I would suggest a group so you can help each other up any climbs ❤️

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 09.Oca.2021

    Hi Mayur, i would advice going through hanging gardens first. As you said, climbing down is always harder, and me personally, i wouldnt like climbing that vertical wall down. Also, we did the way back through a quite steep mountain at night, whoch will be much easier during the day. Plus there were no crazy boulders on the donkey path either (except the one drop we saw when we were lost at night and had to retrace back).

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 09.Oca.2021

    Hi Tamara, i am glad you enjoyed the hike and my recordung was helpful. I totally agree going in a group is beneficial as you can help each other in those ateeper sections, especially vertical wall.

  • Fotoğraf: chogoree

    chogoree 10.Oca.2021

    Hey, Ausra, I am going to do it on Tuesday alone(will it be Okay to do it alone as I have done stairways full loop alone easily)
    You did the full loop right? I will be doing it before I lead a group there. I will be following your trail inshallah!

    Cheers

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 11.Oca.2021

    Hi Chogo, you will be totally fine. Leopard Canyon is not as difficult as a stairway to heaven. Knowing you hiked stairway full loop, this one will be easy for you.
    In this trail, we made a bit of a shortcut because we were running out of light. Immediately after the vertical wall climb, we just headed up the mountain to the village (you will see on the wiki map if you follow my trail).
    But there is an option to continue in the canyon/gorge after the vertical wall instead of climbing the mountain up. And it makes it a bit longer hike I believe. You should still end up in the same village before climbing down.
    Let me know how it went for you.

  • Fotoğraf: chogoree

    chogoree 11.Oca.2021

    Thank you, I will.

  • Fotoğraf: Mayur_S

    Mayur_S 15.Oca.2021

    Bu rotayı takip ettim  Daha fazlasını göster

    Hi, me and my trail-buddy @hikerwolf followed this trail today with a bit of modifications. The vertical wall was breath taking. Thanks for all your efforts.

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 15.Oca.2021

    Hi Mayur, happy to hear that you guys made it safe and enjoyed the trail.

  • Fotoğraf: GKas

    GKas 15.Şub.2021

    Hi, I’ve noticed there is a sign at the start point next to the small green door stating that it is private property and no trespassing/camping etc is allowed - is this a recent change? Just after the start point, do you have to walk between some houses?

  • Fotoğraf: Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 15.Şub.2021

    Hi Kumanan, I cannot remember the sign, maybe its saying dont enter through that small door. Later there are a few housing that you pass in between and some goat farm, thats it.

  • Fotoğraf: GKas

    GKas 19.Şub.2021

    It’s a shame that now there’s “Residents Only “ warning sign by the 4*4 parking spot with a little green door. “ Private Wadi” with no trespassing warning by the main entrance next to the tea vendor as well. It’s sad that we had to turn back.

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