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Where to Find the Best Hiking Trails in Jordan

Picture of Ginin Dunia Rifai
Updated: 13 March 2017
Hiking in Jordan might be your once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the desert and mountains in all their glory. Between the months of February and April, Jordan transforms itself into an earthy wonder full of green meadows and forests, flowing streams and blooming orchids. You should consider planning your adventure around this time of the year.

Wadi Mujib

Wadi Mujib is a high-up valley with streams of the Jordan River pouring down into the Dead Sea. The journey starts by walking through the narrow gorge of the valley, with big and small waterfalls flowing down from both sides of the mountain rocks. This experience can’t be put into words no matter how hard you try.

Dana Biosphere Reserve

Wadi Dana © jcookfisher
Wadi Dana | © jcookfisher

With no sound but the reverberations of bird calls, you will find Dana not only a wildlife trailing sight, but also an escape towards a world of peace and quiet. Its steep meadowy mountains over view the canyon below, from which you can hike down towards the village of ruins and back up to rest at your campsite.

Al-Siq

Along the Siq © Allan Grey
Along the Siq | © Allan Grey

One of the highlights of the city of Petra is the first wonder to welcome you when reaching the site. The Siq extends 1200 meters ahead, and starts with a wobbly uneven ground, which makes it both a hiking and walking site where you can take breakable stops to marvel at the carvings and formations along the way.

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum, Jordan © Oliver Clarke
Wadi Rum, Jordan | © Oliver Clarke

You can find many hiking trails in the magnificent desert of Wadi Rum. Basically, every mountain can be your own personal adventure. Request a ride to a hiking trail from the Bedouins and they will know where to take you to the best climbing spots on the red rocks and mountains.

The Jordan Trail

The Jordan Trail is the longest hiking route of Jordan, extending from north to south alongside the Great Rift Valley, and overlooking archaeological and breathtaking scenery embedded in extraordinary valleys and cliffs that define the earthly wonders of Jordan. It takes a little over 40 days to complete this trail, but you can sign up for part of it by visiting the official Jordan Trail Office located in Amman.