Updated: Jan 23
Besides being one of the exciting places to visit for trek and desert mountain adventures, this trail has so much to tell about the early trading and transport history in Saudi Arabia’s north regions and neighboring countries, Jordan, & Egypt.
Located in Al Thadiq municipality, visiting Maghatya Trail means traveling back in time to the days when traditional transportation via camel and donkey caravan worked to connect people from different places for trading and other socio-economic engagements.
Now, in our days, the place stands as one of the top heritage places that one should see, experience, and enjoy its breathtaking landscape of the mountain path, river passages, waterfalls, and escarpment.
However, the water flowing through the creek and falls disappears during the excessive summer heat and a long period of not having rain.
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Below is the watchtower used by the people to inspect the surroundings during their journeys in the early days.
Activities You Can Do:
Picnic & Overnight Camping
No concrete structure facilities available – This is a natural, historical site; construction of structures may not be a smart move, for it will destroy the natural and historical value of the site.
Things to bring:
Water, snacks, and foodstuff for a picnic
Tent, should you plan for an overnight camping
Any car will do. But should require a high clearance if you want to drive and park inside the trail hiking take-off.
If you have a sedan car, park it at the arrival area and hike to the inner part of the trail.
Name: Maghatya Trail
Classification: Historical Site
Location: Al Thadiq, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Distance from Riyadh City: 106 Km
Travel Time: 1 hr during non-peak hour
1⅟2 to 2 hours during rush hour
Mr. Alwaleed AlEisa
Mr. Abdullah Al Eisa
Ghamra Adventures, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Contact No. +966555019341