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Jordan Trail

Jordan Trail Map
Length:432.6 miles
Steps:981,466 steps
Burned:55,616 calories (15.9 lbs)
Hiked:Mar 1-Apr 13, 2019
Walk Trail!

The magnificent Jordan Trail meanders nearly 700 kilometers (425 miles) from the southern port of Aqaba on the shores of the Red Sea to the northern outpost of Umm Qais near the Syrian border. The trail runs through some of the most scenic areas of the world including the ancient capital city of Petra and the windblown sands of Wadi Rum. The trail runs through a multitude of ecosystems from the searing deserts by the Dead Sea located more than 400 meters (1400 feet) below sea level to forests thick with trees and flowers.

It is believed that Moses, Jesus, Moses and Muhammad have walked along sections of what is now the Jordan Trail, and many of the locations are featured in the Bible such as Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land. On a very clear day, one can see all the way to Jerusalem.

The trail is relatively new—developed and promoted since 2015 and is Jordan’s first national hiking trail. The trail will inspire, surprise and delight you!

Karolina’s new scarfKarolina has returned... and embraced the Jordanian culture!

My long-term hiking companion, Karolina, once again joins us once again for this hike. You might remember her from the GR 20, the John Muir Trail and the Kungsleden Trail (among others). This time I roped her into a trek through the Middle East, a locale where she embraced the people and culture. She’s still from Poland and—at the time of this hike—was still living in the Netherlands.

Panoramic view of Jerash
 Stage NameLength
(miles)
Position
(miles)
1.Red Sea28.30.0 → 28.3
2.Wadi Rum30.328.3 → 58.5
3.Slot Canyons28.158.5 → 86.7
4.Colored Canyons26.286.7 → 112.9
5.Petra38.7112.9 → 151.6
6.Dana23.1151.6 → 174.7
7.At-Tafila35.7174.7 → 210.4
8.Karak31.0210.4 → 241.4
9.Three Wadis32.4241.4 → 273.8
10.Dead Sea / Madaba25.4273.8 → 299.2
11.As-Salt36.8299.2 → 336.0
12.King Talal Dam28.2336.0 → 364.2
13.Ajloun / Jerash35.6364.2 → 399.8
14.Umm Qais32.8399.8 → 432.6
26.1 miles
Jordan Trail @26.1 miles
Wadi Rum
Jordan Trail @42.3 miles
Wadi Rum
57.8 miles
Jordan Trail @57.8 miles
Slot Canyon
Jordan Trail @68.6 miles
Slot Canyon
Camel crossing!
Jordan Trail @111.3 miles
Camel crossing!
The Monastery in Petra
Jordan Trail @136.0 miles
The Monastery in Petra
Moonrise over Dana
Jordan Trail @174.1 miles
Moonrise over Dana
Scorpions glow in black light!
Jordan Trail @187.0 miles
Scorpions glow in black light!
Watch out for crabs!
Jordan Trail @259.6 miles
Watch out for crabs!
Video
View of the Dead Sea
Jordan Trail @281.1 miles
View of the Dead Sea
Black Iris
Jordan Trail @303.4 miles
Black Iris
Poppies at the King Talal Reservoir
Jordan Trail @355.0 miles
Poppies at the King Talal Reservoir
Jerash Colonnade
Jordan Trail @373.0 miles
Jerash Colonnade
Forests of Jordan!
Jordan Trail @390.4 miles
Forests of Jordan!
Owl!
Jordan Trail @404.8 miles
Owl!
Roman soldiers
Jordan Trail @431.8 miles
Roman soldiers