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W6 Balcony Trail (Jabal Shams) is a 6.4 mile out and back trail located near Al Dakhliyah Governorate, Ad Dakhiliyah, Oman that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Length 6.4 mi Elevation gain 3,845 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Views
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Really great trail. Better known as Balcony Trail (maybe change the name?). Well maintained, lots of clear markings, good path. Trail ends at a deserted village, do yourself a favour and continue to the lovely lake: go to the terraces (cross a mossy stream - watch out for slippery stones) and follow the cairns up to higher ground. Trail moves to the left and ends after 5 minutes at a beautiful lake underneath a rocky overhang. Great place for a picnic! Route was reasonably busy in February. Will be very hot in Summer.

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Hadi Alsinan
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Hiking

The trail was beautiful but shorter it is claimed here, we weren’t able to find the water pool some reviews talked about (maybe it dried out) but a good hike overall.

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Walter Schut
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HikingRocky

Beautiful trail. Due to time constraints we did not do the whole trail to the ancient village. Its really moderate, but we hiked the trail on december.

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Linda Hovius
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Hiking

Really great trail. Better known as Balcony Trail (maybe change the name?). Well maintained, lots of clear markings, good path. Trail ends at a deserted village, do yourself a favour and continue to the lovely lake: go to the terraces (cross a mossy stream - watch out for slippery stones) and follow the cairns up to higher ground. Trail moves to the left and ends after 5 minutes at a beautiful lake underneath a rocky overhang. Great place for a picnic! Route was reasonably busy in February. Will be very hot in Summer.

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Linda Hovius
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Hiking
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Really great trail. Better known as Balcony Trail (maybe change the name?). Well maintained, lots of clear markings, good path. Trail ends at a deserted village, do yourself a favour and continue to the lovely lake: go to the terraces (cross a mossy stream - watch out for slippery stones) and follow the cairns up to higher ground. Trail moves to the left and ends after 5 minutes at a beautiful lake underneath a rocky overhang. Great place for a picnic! Route was reasonably busy in February. Will be very hot in Summer.

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Randi W
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Kenneth Tung
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David Northup
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Deema Saidi
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Boran İzkut
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Jason Johnson
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