Situated just south of the Qadisha Valley, the Arz Tannourine Nature Reserve is home to the largest cedar forest in Lebanon. There is also a wide range of flora and fauna within the reserve’s boundaries, including mountain tulips and juniper trees, plus 16 species of mammals such as porcupines, wild boar, and hyenas. It’s rare that you see some of these larger creatures as you explore the trails, but keep your eyes peeled and you might get lucky!
There are several walking trails that wind their way through the sea of cedars, ranging in length from just one to five kilometres and most are relatively flat so there are ample options no matter how active you are. Stunning views across the surrounding hills and valleys open up at the reserve’s parameters so it’s worth making your way out to these at least.