Discovery Trail

Hiking in Jebel Akhdar

This pleasant 5.3km downhill route leads from Hayl Al Hadab to hotel Alila Jabal Akhdar Oman along a marked trail (look for red, white and yellow tabs on the rocks). To understand why this is dubbed the 'Discovery Trail', you have to train your eye towards the minutiae of the walk, from the high-altitude desert plants with their tiny pinprick flowers, to the footprints of hedgehogs. The hotel can arrange guides to identify the unique flora sprinkled across this rocky terrain.