From AED 315
The Samar trail is a perfect introduction to trekking and the outdoors on Jebel Jais. Not straying far from the beaten track this short 6km route offers spectacular views of Jebel Jais you cannot get from simply driving up the mountain. The trailhead starts just a 2min drive from Bear Grylls Explorers Camp where your immediately presented with abandoned wheat fields from times gone by, along with scenic views of the mountain. As you pass through many deserted villages, the trail will lead you gently to a small peak where you can see far down towards the mountain base. A lived-in farm awaits you on the way down where you will probably hear the resident donkey announce your arrival.
The meeting point for the Samar Trail is Bear Grylls Explorers camp where there are toilet facilities. We are located half way up Jebel Jais, and can be found on Google Maps and Waze by searching ‘Bear Grylls Explorers Camp’. A 4x4 is not needed to access our camp. When you arrive, just drive down the track slowly and park towards the back where you will see a number of shipping containers. The trek itself will start just a short 2min drive up the mountain. You will be required follow us to the trail head in your own vehicle, where there is allocated off-road parking.
Easy - Trail based hike on established paths. Uphill and downhill sections are short and ground underfoot is stable. Elevated views, but a head for heights is not required. Basic level of fitness needed in line with trek duration.