The excitements I felt when I started the exploration of some of Riyadh’s Treks in Saudi Arabia during the weekends and holidays with my peers were exciting and memorable one.
In my first week of work in Riyadh, one thing that came to my mind was to take some trips outside the city. I wanted to visit to some of the historical places including mountains of rock and mountains of sand dunes which are good places for excursions on weekends and holidays.
It was a Friday, with my peers, we took some trips to some of Riyadh’s treks. First was a trip to Hidden Valley at five o’clock in the morning we started our trip as no-one wants to drive under the sun.
On our way to Hidden Valley, everybody could not resist looking at both sides of the road were mountains of rocks surrounded by mist standing robustly on each side of the highway. I heard the sound of a cold wind singing like the morning ghost, whispering to every corner of the mountain rocks, alerting them that the sun was about to rise.
Facing to the South, was another spot of great beauty delighted my eyes, a red mountain of sand dunes, who was resembling a maiden in red, lying down with other mountain rocks at her side, seemingly waiting for someone to come and to feel her beauty.
At seven in the morning, we reached our destination, by passing through an isolated pass between high fortresses – like rock in the Tuwaiq wall. Our cars rumbled up and down with shrubs to right, left and white dust. As we drove up the soil – covered path of Hidden Valley between piles of gravel, a Pinnacle Valley was seen that called because of the pillar of rock that stands near the entrance. We stopped driving when the track got rough.
Soon, everybody left the car and went around to the area and embraced the beauty of nature. We photographed the mountains around us as our souvenirs. We also went for a hike, did some mountain climbing and had a lot of fun together.
I was surprisingly amazed to see such beauty that only nature can provide. It can easily charm you and let you believe that this place is not just a desert of sands but also a place of beautiful rocks and mountains ready to be embraced and to be enjoyed. Most amazing of all was the absence of running water to bathe her for added beauty – a completely dry valley but yet a surprisingly beautiful one!