Filled with beautiful mountains, valleys, and hills, Jordan is renowned for its incredible hiking and trekking trails that provide guests not only with special outdoor experiences but also with immense culture and history.
Either you prefer hard long hikes or short easy trails through the nature, Jordan is your best place to think of, hiking through Jordan gives you the opportunity to live a cultural and historical experience.
Samples of trails to do in Jordan:
Δ Ajloun Soap House Trail: takes you through the picturesque landscapes of the Ajloun region, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the area. The trail is known for its diverse vegetation, stunning views, and opportunities to explore historical sites along the way.
Starting from the village of Orjan, the trail meanders through olive groves, fruit orchards, and terraced hillsides. You’ll pass through traditional villages and enjoy panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside, including rolling hills, deep valleys, and distant mountains.
As you hike along the Rassoun Trail, you’ll encounter various points of interest. One highlight is the Ajloun Castle, perched on a hilltop overlooking the region. This historic castle dates back to the 12th century and offers a glimpse into the area’s rich history.
Throughout the trail, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore ancient olive presses, traditional water mills, and rural agricultural practices that have been passed down through generations. This provides insights into the local culture and the traditional way of life in Ajloun.
Δ Siq Trail in Wadi Mujib: is a popular hiking route within the Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve, located along the eastern shore of the Dead Sea. The trail takes you through a narrow, deep gorge, offering a unique and breathtaking experience.
As you start your hike, you’ll be immediately immersed in the natural beauty of Wadi Mujib. Towering sandstone cliffs surround you, creating a dramatic and awe-inspiring landscape. The sunlight filters through the cracks, creating fascinating patterns on the rock walls.
One of the highlights of the Siq Trail is the opportunity to wade through water. The trail follows a riverbed, and at times, you’ll find yourself walking in shallow water. Be prepared to get wet and wear appropriate water shoes or sandals that provide a good grip.
Δ Wadi Dana Trail: full day hiking down from Dana reserve to Feynan .Dana is Jordan’s largest nature reserve, covering some 320 square kilometers of spectacular mountains and Wadis along the face of the Great Rift Valley. Such a combination of natural communities in a single area is unique in Jordan, and many of Dana’s animals and plants are very rare. So far, a total of 700 plant species, 190 bird species, 37 mammal species, and 36 reptile species have been recorded in the Reserve, of which 25 are known to be endangered, including the Sand Cat, the Syrian Wolf, the Lesser Kestrel, and the Spiny Tailed Lizard.
Grade: Moderate / Distance: 14 km/ Time: 6-7 hours
Δ Backdoor hike to Petra: Petra via ‘The Back Door’ go pleasantly down Wadi Ghurab amidst sandstone mountains guarding the approaches to Petra. This way follows a Nabataean route out of the valley and skirting round the last mountain on a natural rock terrace.
it narrows slightly before reaching a hidden plateau high above the impressive chasm of Wadi Siyyagh. Just beyond, carved into the cliff face, ‘The Monastery’ comes into view. Continue hiking and lead down into ancient Petra, before exiting past ‘The Treasury’ and through the famous ‘Petra Siq’ to the Visitor Center.
Grade: Moderate-Hard / Time: 6-7 hours
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