• Explore magnificent trails in Wadi Rum
    Explore magnificent trails in Wadi Rum

    Enjoy our high-quality trails in and around Wadi Rum.

  • Visit waterfalls and natural hot springs near the Dead Sea
    Visit waterfalls and natural hot springs near the Dead Sea

    Hike the Wadi Attun Hot Springs Trail near the Dead Sea and jump in natural hot springs.

  • Join us on great hikes near the Dead Sea
    Join us on great hikes near the Dead Sea

    Explore high-quality trails in and around the lowest point on earth.

  •  Explore new territory with the Hiking in Jordan guidebook
    Explore new territory with the Hiking in Jordan guidebook

    The Burial Mound and Oryx Trail is a fine example of the many new trails in the guidebook.

  • Visit Jordan's nature reserves managed by the RSCN
    Visit Jordan's nature reserves managed by the RSCN

    Hiking the grand canyon in the Dana Biosphere Reserve is a unique experience.

  •  Discover the deserts in Jordan
    Discover the deserts in Jordan

    Hike in the vicinity of the Bait Ali Lodge in one of Jordan's most impressive deserts.

  • Discover Little Petra near Wadi Musa
    Discover Little Petra near Wadi Musa

    Little Petra (Bayda or al-Beidha) is a unique historical site with great hiking grounds.

  • Learn more about Jordan's historic sites
    Learn more about Jordan's historic sites

    Explore the Mukawir Fortress ruins (Machaerus) with stunning panoramic views of the Dead Sea.

  • The world's largest collection of hiking in Jordan videos
    The world's largest collection of hiking in Jordan videos

    Browse the large collection of hiking videos on our website.

  •  See Petra off the beaten track
    See Petra off the beaten track

    Hike the Petra High Place of Sacrifice Trail to see more monuments than most tourists see.

  • Discover the deserts of Rahma in Wadi Araba
    Discover the deserts of Rahma in Wadi Araba

    Rahma north of Aqaba is a unique hiking area with stunning deserts rarely visited by tourists.

  • Hike near the Rummana campground
    Hike near the Rummana campground

    The Rummana Mountain Trail is a wonderful hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.

  •  Explore magnificent trails in Jordan
    Explore magnificent trails in Jordan

    The Abu Barqa Dam Lookout provides stunning views over Wadi Araba and Israel.

  • Hike Jordan's tallest mountain (1,854 m, 6,083 ft.): Jebel Adami
    Hike Jordan's tallest mountain (1,854 m, 6,083 ft.): Jebel Adami

    The mountain affords a fantastic panorama over the vast desert mountain ranges of Saudi Arabia.

  • Hike near the castle in Ajloun
    Hike near the castle in Ajloun

    Walk through pleasant rolling limestone hills with terraced slopes and olive groves.

  • Discover the oasis in Wadi Ghuweir near Dana village and Feynan
    Discover the oasis in Wadi Ghuweir near Dana village and Feynan

    Walk in a canyon of tropical foliage as if you were wandering through a lost world.

  • Hike in the RSCN Mujib Biosphere Reserve
    Hike in the RSCN Mujib Biosphere Reserve

    Rappel the famous waterfall near the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea.

  • Discover hidden treasures near the Dead Sea
    Discover hidden treasures near the Dead Sea

    Explore the extraordinary Wadi Numeira with its hanging rock and long narrow passage (the Siq).

  • Explore Wadi Rum as Lawrence of Arabia
    Explore Wadi Rum as Lawrence of Arabia

    Discover the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trail near magnificent rock formations in Wadi Rum.

Hiking in Jordan Guidebook

Hiking trails and walks in and around Petra, Wadi Rum, Wadi Mujib, Wadi Araba, Rahma and the Dead Sea.

Plan your next hiking holiday in Jordan with the Hiking in Jordan Guidebook and Website.

With GPS E-trails, Tracks and Waypoints, Videos, Planning Tools and Hiking Maps.

Including day hiking trips from Amman, Wadi Rum Village and Aqaba.

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Join us in this short video on a journey throughout Jordan when we visit Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea and valleys (wadis) with waterfalls in the desert on self-guided adventures.

Posted by Hiking in Jordan Guidebook and Website on Sunday, March 20, 2016

With this detailed guide, you save valuable time when you plan your hiking adventure in Jordan. Over a period of three years, the authors have explored and recorded over 400 km (248 miles) of astonishing hiking trails and walks in amazing landscapes.

Most trails can be completed in 4-6 hours as day trips from Amman, Wadi Rum village or Aqaba and are in and around Jordan's main tourist attractions including Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea area.

Explore astonishing trails  

Explore over 400 km (248 miles) of astonishing hiking trails in amazing landscapes

We have researched and tested thousands of trail kilometers/miles in Jordan to find the best hiking spots. Most hiking trails can be completed in 4-6 hours as day trips from Amman, Wadi Rum Village or Aqaba.

     
Optimize your travel schedule  

Optimize your travel schedule in Jordan and make the most out of your holiday

The majority of trails are in and around Jordan's main tourist attractions including Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea area.

     
Hiking videos  

Prepare for your adventure with 80+ HD hiking videos and tutorials

We have produced the world's largest collection of hiking videos in Jordan, so you know what to expect on the trail.

     
GPS E-trails  

Maximize your hiking time with GPS E-trails

Although most trails can be completed without a GPS device, you can download 58 carefully recorded E-trails from our website to maximize your time on the trail.

     
Travel independently  

Travel independently with the Hiking in Jordan guidebook

Most hiking trails can be reached with a normal rental car (2WD) and start and end at your car or drop-off point, making it easier to plan your trip.

Videos, Photos, Music, Trail Animations & Tutorials

Save valuable time when you plan your hiking adventure in Jordan with our unique collection of tutorials, trail animations and hiking videos.

Go to trail information

Hiking Videos

Watch the hiking videos

Each trail in the book is accompanied by a video so you know what to expect on the trail.

Animations

Watch the animations

The trail animations provide an overview of the surroundings of each trail.

Tutorials

See the tutorials

The tutorials focus on hike preparation in the desert and staying safe on the trail in Jordan.

Off the Record

Watch these funny videos

Join Chris and Greg during unexpected and funny events while they recorded trails in Jordan.

Soundtracks

Listen to the music

Enjoy the music used for the hiking videos while you plan your hiking itinerary (released under Creative Commons CC BY-SA).

Trail Photos

View photos

Download our carefully selected photos from each trail for your projects.

E-Trails for Your Compatible GPS Device

 

We have recorded all trails in the book using the latest GPS technology in various formats for your GPS device.

GPS Formats

Download GPS files

Download E-trails in popular GPS formats, exclusively available to users of the book.

Interactive Maps

See the trail map

Find the location of hiking trails.

Itinerary Planner

Watch the video

Check hiking statistics with the Itinerary Planner.

Day Trip Finder

Watch the video

Find day hiking trips from Amman, Wadi Rum Village and Aqaba.

Interactive Maps

Watch the video

Study hiking trails in detail with interactive maps.

 

 

Hiking in Jordan Guide

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Hiking trails and walks in and around Petra, Wadi Rum, Wadi Mujib, Wadi Araba, Rahma and the Dead Sea.

Plan your next hiking holiday in Jordan with the Hiking in Jordan Guidebook and Website.

With GPS E-trails, Tracks and Waypoints, Videos, Planning Tools and Hiking Maps. Including day hiking trips from Amman, Wadi Rum Village and Aqaba.

NOW AVAILABLE IN PDF, HARD COPY AND KINDLE

DOWNLOAD PDF Preview Version

Why Register?

Download the Free PDF E-book Preview Version of the Hiking in ...

Join us in this short video on a journey throughout Jordan when we visit Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea and valleys (wadis) with waterfalls in the desert on self-guided adventures.

Posted by Hiking in Jordan Guidebook and Website on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Note: Have you registered before March 2017? Please register again! Read more.

Explore astonishing trails

Explore over 400 km (248 miles) of astonishing hiking trails in amazing landscapes

We have researched and tested thousands of trail kilometers / miles in Jordan to find the best hiking spots. Most hiking trails can be completed in 4-6 hours as day trips from Amman, Wadi Rum Village or Aqaba.

Optimize your travel schedule

Optimize your travel schedule in Jordan and make the most out of your holiday

The majority of trails are in and around Jordan's main tourist attractions including Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea area.

Hiking videos

Prepare for your adventure with 80+ HD hiking videos and tutorials

We have produced the world's largest collection of hiking videos in Jordan, so you know what to expect on the trail.

GPS E-trails

Maximize your hiking time with our GPS E-trails

Although most trails can be completed without a GPS device, you can download 58 carefully recorded E-trails from our website to maximize your time on the trail.

Travel independently

Travel independently with the Hiking in Jordan guidebook

Most hiking trails can be reached with a normal rental car (2WD) and start and end at your car or drop-off point, making it easier to plan your trip.

 

Videos, Photos, Music, Trail Animations & Tutorials

Save valuable time when you plan your hiking adventure in Jordan with our unique collection of tutorials, trail animations and hiking videos.

Go to trail information


Hiking Videos

Watch the hiking videos

Each trail in the book is accompanied by a video so you know what to expect on the trail.


Animations

Watch the animations

The trail animations provide an overview of the surroundings of each trail.


Tutorials

See the tutorials

The tutorials focus on hike preparation in the desert and safety on the trail.


Off the Record

Watch these funny videos

Join Chris and Greg during unexpected and funny events while they recorded trails in Jordan.


Soundtracks

Listen to the music

Enjoy the music used for the hiking videos while you plan your hiking itinerary (released under Creative Commons CC BY-SA).


Trail Photos

View photos

Download our carefully selected photos from each trail for your projects.


E-Trails for Your Compatible GPS Device

We have recorded all trails in the book using the latest GPS technology in various formats for your GPS device

GPS Formats

Download GPS files

Download E-trails in popular GPS formats, exclusively available to users of the book.


Interactive Overview Map

See the trail map

Find the location of hiking trails.


Itinerary Planner

Watch the video

Check hiking statistics with the Itinerary Planner.


Day Trip Finder

Watch the video

Find day hiking trips from Amman, Wadi Rum Village and Aqaba.


Interactive Maps

Watch the video

Study hiking trails in detail with interactive maps.

GPS Waypoints Overview

Waypoint Abbreviation GPS E-trail Name
Waypoint Abbreviation GPS E-trail Name

AB

Abu Barqa Dam Lookout

ACC

Ajloun Castle Circuit

ACT

Ajloun Castle Trail

AT

Adami The Tallest Mountain in Jordan

BC

Bedouin Camp Circuit

BM

Burial Mound and Oryx Trail

DF

Dana Feynan Trail

FF

French Fortress Trail

IC

Ibex Canyon Lookout

LA

Lawrence of Arabia Spring

LP

Little Petra Canyon Trail

MM

Mukawir Mini Circuit

NT

Nabatean Temple Trail

PHT

High Place of Sacrifice Trail

PMT

Petra Monastery Trail

PM

Pella Mountain Trail

RB

Rahma Bedouin Camel Trail

RMT

Rummana Mountain Trail

SP

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

WA

Wadi Assal

WAH

Wadi Attun Hot Springs Trail

WB

Wadi Bin Hammad Tropical Rain Forest Trail

WG

Wadi Ghuweir Trail to Feynan

WHP

Wadi Himara Panorama Trail

WHPT

Wadi Himara Palm Trees and Waterfalls Trail

WK

Wadi Al Karak Waterfalls

WM

Wadi Mukheiris Formation Trail

WMM

Wadi Mujib Malaqi Trail

WMS

Wadi Mujib SiqTrail

WN

Wadi Numeira Siq Trail

WW

Wadi Weida'a

WZ

Wadi Zubia Forest Walk

 

 

Hike Itinerary Planner Hiking in Jordan Guidebook and Website

With the "Itinerary Planner", you can select hiking trails based on a large number of criteria, ranging from the length of the trail to the existence of historic sites, sand dunes, hot springs and/or waterfalls on the trail.

This feature is available to owners of the Hiking in Jordan Guidebook! Please login to access the Itinerary Planner.

 

 

 

GPS E-Trails Overview

Trail Number GPS E-trail Name

01

Ajloun Castle Circuit

02-2

Ajloun Castle Trail - Route 2

03

Pella Mountain Trail

03-1

Pella Mountain Ridge Trail

03-2

Pella Mountain Trail - Car Drop Off

04

Wadi Zubia Forest Walk

04-1

Driving Directions from Ajloun Castle to Wadi Zubia

05

Dana Feynan Trail

06

Little Petra Trail

07

Mukawir Mini Circuit

08

High Place of Sacrifice Trail

08-1

High Place of Sacrifice Trail to Little Petra Route 1

08-2

High Place of Sacrifice Trail to Little Petra Route 2

09

Petra Monastery Trail

09-1

Petra Monastery Trail to Little Petra

10

Rummana Mountain Trail

10-1

Rummana Mountain Trail Walking from Visitors Center and Cave Trail

11

Wadi Bin Hammad Tropical Rain Forest Trail

11-1

Wadi Bin Hammad Tropical Rain Forest Trail - Directions

12

Wadi Ghuweir Trail to Feynan

13

Wadi Al Karak Waterfalls

13-1

Wadi Al Karak Access Road

14

Wadi Assal Trail

14-1

Wadi Assal Access Road

15

Wadi Attun Hot Springs Trail

16

Wadi Himara Palm Trees and Waterfall Trail

16-1

Wadi Himara Palm Trees and Waterfall Trail with Detour

17

Wadi Himara Panorama Trail

18

Wadi Mujib Malaqi Trail

19

Wad Mujib Siq Trail

20

Wadi Mukheiris Formation Trail

21

Wadi Numeira Siq Trail

21-1

Wadi Numeira Siq Trail Access Road Only

22

Wadi Weida Trail Only

22-1

Wadi Weida Access Road From Dead Sea

23

Abu Burqa Dam Lookout

24

Adami Trail - Jordan's Tallest Mountain

24-1

Adami 4x4 Drive and Trail

25-1

Bedouin Camp Circuit Route 1

25-2

Bedouin Camp Circuit Route 2

26-1

Burial Mound and Oryx Trail

26-3

Burial Mound and Oryx Trail - Extended to Ibex Lookout

27

French Fortress Trail

27-1

French Fortress Trail with Access Road Track

28

Ibex Canyon Lookout

28-1

Ibex Canyon Lookout Rock Scrambling Route I

28-2

Ibex Canyon Lookout Rock Scrambling Route II

29

Lawrence of Arabia Spring

30

Nabatean Temple Trail

30-1

Nabetean Temple Trail - More Rock Scrambling

30-2

Nabatean Temple Trail Short - To Temple

31

Rahma Bedouin Camel Trail

31-1

Rahma Bedouin Camel Trail Extended

31-2

Rahma Bedouin Camel Trail Through Canyon

31-3

Rahma Bedouin Camel Trail Access Road

32

Seven Pillars of Wisdom

32-1

Seven Pillars of Wisdom Rock Scrambling

32-2

Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trail Extended

 

To download GPS E-trails, please click here.

Day Trip Finder Hiking in Jordan Guidebook and Website

With the "Day Trip Finder", you can find day hiking trips and trails from Amman, Aqaba and Wadi Rum Village.

The maximum distance from each city/town is 230 KM (143 miles) one-way (some 3 hours). Any hike further is not considered a day hiking trip as you need to factor in the driving time going to and returning from the hiking area and the time it takes to complete the trail.

For example, the Petra High Place of Sacrifice Trail is not considered a day trip from Amman as it takes 8 hours to complete while the drive from Amman to Petra is 245 KM. I will take at least 3.5 hours one way before you can start the trail as you also need to park your car and buy your tickets.

This feature is available to owners of the Hiking in Jordan Guidebook! Please login to access the Day Trip Finder.

 

 

 

 

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