Why just have one awesome waterfall bridge when you can have three? The "so beautiful it's barely believable" Baatara Gorge Waterfall is so insanely epic it puts all other waterfalls to shame. For shame, other waterfalls, for shame.
Located along the Lebanon Mountain Trail the "Cave of the Three Bridges", is a 837-foot naturally-occurring cave formed from 160-million year old Jurassic limestone. The chasm below receives a quick-flowing stream of mountain water that passes by the three amazing natural bridges. The unbelievable waterfall was officially discovered in 1952 by Henri Coiffait, and to say it's an incredible sight would be a serious understatement.
The best time of year to visit the Baatara Gorge Waterfall is between the months of March and April when the ice melts and runs down Mount Lebanon, making the falls the most impressive. Geologists who studied the gorge in 1988 discovered that the second bridge may have been created after severe winter ice fall, breaking a massive chunks off the walls of the chasm. During a florescent dye experiment, they also discovered that after the water rushes down the falls, it emerges from an underground spring by the town Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir.
There are quite a few warning signs posted around the cave cautioning visitors not to get too close to mouth, which can be quite slippery. Photographers and hikers are also warned about the risk of bridge collapses for those considering taking a trek across the natural overpass. The ground is very wet, and with one wrong step you could end up at the bottom of the gorge. There's also the chance that the bridge could crumble under too much weight, so a good rule to follow is "look don't touch."
The Baatara Gorge Waterfall has got to be one of the most beautiful naturally forming bridges and waterfalls in the world, and if you get the chance to visit make sure to take lots of pictures… just you know, from a distance.