Baatara Gorge Waterfall is a 1.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near البترون, Mount Lebanon, Lebanon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1 km
ELEVATION GAIN
48 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. The cave is also known as the Cave of the Three Bridges. Traveling from Laklouk to Tannourine one passes the village of Balaa, and the Three Bridges Chasm (in French Gouffre des Trois Ponts) is a five-minute journey into the valley below where one sees three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. During the spring melt, a 90–100-metre (300–330 ft) cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 240-metre (790 ft) chasm. The Gorge is dry in the summer.

walking
1 month ago

I wouldn’t even consider it a hike. It’s a short walk down to the falls, which are breathtaking. A little more impressive if you don’t go at the end of the summer as the wet season means a much less intense waterfall. For avid hikers, I suggest a 4-5 hour hike starting at the bottom of the mountain that faces the waterfall. The first half is an intense walk up. But once you get past that it’s a beautiful rocky landscape that awaits! Walk a little further and you’ll have a beautiful view of Douma village and it’s pretty red roofs.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
8 months ago