AlUla Rock Art Trail

AlUla Rock Art Trail

at Hegra

The Rock Art Trail in Hegra is a fascinating journey through time as depicted on hundreds of petroglyphs, which can be view from 12 points of interest.

The rock art and inscriptions along the scenic route traverse several civilisations, contain many different figures, scenes and languages and deal with topics ranging from trade to travel and worship to robbery.

Interpretative signage and a touch and feel table will help bring the stories to life. The 1500 M track takes walkers on an elevated loop providing stunning views of Hegra. Visitors can choose daytime or evening for their rock art tour, the atmospheric evening tour includes torches for visitors to search for hidden details in the inscriptions.

Summer Trail Schedule

May 15 - September 5

Thrusday - Saturday, 1 timeslot at 9:00 PM each day will be available for booking. 
 

The AlUla Rock Art Trail is a journey of walking and storytelling, a 1.6-kilometre trail past inscriptions and engravings  set into the stunning mountain landscape. These clues to AlUla’s past reflect a variety of languages and topics, deciphered by a Rawi, your guide on this journey. 

To follow the AlUla Rock Art Trail, begin at Winter Park. Board the air-conditioned coach (be sure to arrive 40 minutes before your tour start time to allow for transportation). Your coach will convey you to Hegra Heritage Site.

Upon arriving at Hegra, your bus will stop briefly at the Hegra Welcome Centre, where you will be greeted by a Rawi. After a short briefing, the coach will transport you to the trailhead.

The experience isn’t complete when the trail ends. On your return trip, you will stop at a lookout point for unforgettable views. Take a moment to enjoy the scene and snap a selfie with the magnificent view of Hegra in the background.

Following this brief stop, your coach will return to Winter Park via the Hegra Welcome Centre, creating the perfect opportunity for you to explore more of Hegra Heritage Site.

Traveller Tip
Make the most of your time in Hegra. If you have a full day to spend, book tickets for two unique experiences available at Hegra Heritage Site: the Hegra Tour and the AlUla Rock Art Trail. On the day of your bookings, you can make the Hegra Welcome Centre your home base rather than returning to Winter Park between experiences. 

Sample Itinerary
  • 8:20 AM: Arrive at Winter Park for transportation to Hegra Welcome Centre
  • 9:00 AM: Arrive at Hegra Welcome Centre and meet the Rawi for transfer to the AlUla Rock Art Trail
  • 10:30 AM: Rock Art Trail Experience ends; coach returns to Hegra Welcome Centre
  • 11:00 AM: Check in at Hegra Welcome Centre for your Hegra Tour experience. Enjoy a leisurely day at this expansive site before returning to Winter Park. 

Tour Details
Tour is not operational during Ramadan & Eid.
Summer operation hours will be communicated soon.
  • Duration of the experiment: Approximately 60- 90 minutes
  • Tour will not be operational during Ramadan & Eid days from 11th April - 16th May
  • Require medium fitness level
  • Meeting point at Winter Park Southern Entrance - See Location on Google
Helpful tips
  • Arrive at the Winter Park - if driving park your car free of charge at the designated area near the entrance - our staff will guide you to the meeting point to join the shuttle bus to Hegra heritage site.
  • Parking is not permitted at any of the heritage sites.
  • Please arrive 40 minutes before your tour start time to allow time for transportation.
  • Book tickets in advance and have your printed copy or e-ticket ready when you arrive at check-in.
  • Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.
  • Hegra is open expanse and exposed to the elements, we encourage you to take responsibility for your health and safety and stay hydrated.
  • Late arrival for your booked time may result in being denied entry.
     
Recommended attire
We recommend you dress in comfortable hiking attire from clothes to boots and bring with you hat, sunscreen, jacket/ windbreaker/ polar fleece.
 
Exclusions
Trail requires physical fitness.
Hiking clothes and boots will not be provided.
Children below 8 are not allowed.
Rock Art Trail

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