1376 kere bakıldı , 63 kere indirildi
yakınında: Z̧anḩah, Fujairah (United Arab Emirates)
This is another beautiful trail that became popular recently. Mainly because of the layered colored rock formation - so called Rainbow valley / Spectrum.
Located in Ghub (Fujairah Emirate) on the way in RAK - Dibba road. Cars (including sedan) can reach nearby the trail easily. Park at the empty space 25.577141897459178, 56.18519758915695 or on the road side but do not block the road.
The trail can be spitted in to Three (3):
1- Till the Spectrum area and come back (Easy level) 4km total
2- Till the Dry waterfall and come back (Moderate level) 8km total
3- Summit at Mussandum Hajjar mountain border - Full loop (Moderate to Difficult level) 15km total
The Full Loop Trail is Moderate to Difficult level (Intermediate +) Because:
- Bouldering involved at multiple points
- No proper trail in various areas
- Slippery boulders
- Loose gravel
- Sudden elevation gain
- Descending through wadi where loose rocks, ridges
- Less shade / More exposed to sun
Do the full loop at own risk and with a group only.
1- Till the spectrum (Easy Level) 4km total
If you are fascinated with the pictures and want to visit the place but still looking for an easy trail, well then this is the one for you. Park your can and walk next to the farm / village (on your left). Just keep on walking till you see the military camera area. You will then have to enter the wadi and continue walking. After walking about 2km, you will reach The multi colored layered rock formation so called "Spectrum" area - the highlight of the trail. Take as many photos as you want and come back through the same way and make it a 4km easy hike!
2- Till the Dry water fall (Moderate Level) 8km total
Even though the trail became popular because of the spectrum point, there are much more beautiful to witness afterwards. After passing the spectrum point, just keep on waking through the wadi. At some points you may have to do little bouldering (depends on your skill) Just be careful as the rocks are slippery. Don't worry, You will get rewarded with amazing landscape views. You can do the trail till the dry water fall area (about 4km) and then come back. Total 8km moderate level hike.
2- Till Mussandum Hajjar Mountain Summit Point (Moderate+) 15km total
Well, the beautiful areas / highlights of the trail has already covered. But if you are looking for a long hike with some extra load on your knees then go ahead for the full loop. You have to go right from the dry waterfall area and then it will start gaining elevation. Take proper breaks in between and drink enough water. Finally you will reach the 1000m+ summit point where you can see Dibba (Oman side) and Mussandum Hajjar mountains. When we were at the summit point it was full of low clouds / fog and was a unique memorable experience.
Coming back is the toughest part of the trail. You have to come back through the wadi, where there is no proper trail, full of loose rocks and rubble, sudden drops and ridges, moreover its completely exposed to sun. You will have to do bit of scrambling and to use your hiking poles / both of your hands at various points. Its really challenging and adventurous. You will eventually reach the dry waterfall area where you took right to go up. You can also come back from the summit point through the same way you climbed up - i believe that will be "relatively" easy.
Overall its a nice challenging hike. Be prepared with 3-4 litres of water, electrolytes, hiking poles, hat etc. if you are planning the full loop. Bouldering and scrambling is assured but no ropes are required.
Location : Wadi Ghub (RAK – Dibba road)
Parking : 25.577141897459178, 56.18519758915695 (sedan car is accessible)
Difficulty : Easy (4km) / Moderate (8km) / Moderate + (15km)
Highlight : Layered multicolored rock formation - so called Rainbow valley / Spectrum