Persian steps hike – foothills of Jebel Akhdar
Pros: easy to follow, fantastic geological features, fossils, great work out (800m vertical climb), opportunity to visit Falaj Al Sawad
Cons: heavy on your knees when backtracking
The Persian steps is a section of the trail that’s used for sport competitions as it leads directly to Jebel Akhdar. The trail is part of the official W22 trail. The steps were supposedly put in place by some ancient armies. Not sure about that, but they make the hike easy to follow.
Here are the coordinates. Note these directions lead to an amazing vantage point, not all the way up to the road that can get you to Jebel Akhdar.