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Tannourine Cedars Forest Nature Reserve

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  • birdwatching
  • snowshoeing
  • hiking
  • stargazing

Tannourine, Batroun district

Covering 620 of hectares between Tannourine, Hadath el Jobbeh, Niha, Kfour el Arabe and Qnat, the Tannourine Cedar Forest Nature Reserve lies in a splendidly beautiful area and protects one of the largest and densest cedar forests in Lebanon.

Tannourine cedars forest nature reserve presents two main geomorphologic units dating from the Jurassic (-200 to -145 million years). The upper unit to the east, where the land is terraced and used for annual crops, forms a mountainous area related to the black volcanic basaltic parent rock. The lower unit to the west, where cedar trees are growing, presents compact bluish white, karstic rocks of limestone. The hydrographic system in the lower unit shows a specific dendritic pattern, characterized by deeply dissected V-shaped valleys and a high number of micro-gullies along the slopes.


Hiking, Stargazing, Birdwatching, Snowshoeing