Enjoy our high-quality trails in and around Wadi Rum.
Hike the Wadi Attun Hot Springs Trail near the Dead Sea and jump in natural hot springs.
Explore high-quality trails in and around the lowest point on earth.
The Burial Mound and Oryx Trail is a fine example of the many new trails in the guidebook.
Hiking the grand canyon in the Dana Biosphere Reserve is a unique experience.
Hike in the vicinity of the Bait Ali Lodge in one of Jordan's most impressive deserts.
Little Petra (Bayda or al-Beidha) is a unique historical site with great hiking grounds.
Explore the Mukawir Fortress ruins (Machaerus) with stunning panoramic views of the Dead Sea.
Browse the large collection of hiking videos on our website.
Hike the Petra High Place of Sacrifice Trail to see more monuments than most tourists see.
Rahma north of Aqaba is a unique hiking area with stunning deserts rarely visited by tourists.
The Rummana Mountain Trail is a wonderful hike in the Dana Biosphere Reserve.
The Abu Barqa Dam Lookout provides stunning views over Wadi Araba and Israel.
The mountain affords a fantastic panorama over the vast desert mountain ranges of Saudi Arabia.
Walk through pleasant rolling limestone hills with terraced slopes and olive groves.
Walk in a canyon of tropical foliage as if you were wandering through a lost world.
Rappel the famous waterfall near the lowest point on earth at the Dead Sea.
Explore the extraordinary Wadi Numeira with its hanging rock and long narrow passage (the Siq).
Discover the Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trail near magnificent rock formations in Wadi Rum.
Finding your way in Jordan is not always easy. Public transport is for most difficult to understand and not necessarily reliable. In addition, public transport routes are rarely in the vicinity of the hiking areas with the exception of irregular buses to Wadi Rum and Petra from Amman, Madaba and Aqaba. Driving by car is often the best way to find your way to the hiking trails.
Read more: Using Your Smart Phone to Find the Trail - Hiking in Jordan
The Hiking in Jordan website offers a number of additional resources. Below is a list of suggestions on how to use the interactive maps on the website:
Although there are many navigation apps available for the Android system, few free apps provide the ability to use GPS files. One such app is the MyTracks app by Google. This tutorial explains how to use the GPS files with this app.
Read more: Using GPS Files on Android Smart Phones and Tablets with the Google My Tracks App
When you surf the Internet, you'll find numerous codes of conduct and suggestions for hikers. We take hike safety very seriously and we hope you will do the same. We have adapted the "HikeSafe Hiker Responsibility Code" that focuses on six easy to implement principles.
Read more: The Six Principles of Safety on the Trail - Hiking in Jordan
Chris and Greg present hiking tips and discuss essential items they bring while hiking in Jordan. This episode elaborates on communication on the trail, GPS equipment, the importance of tea on the hike, hiking boots and comfort stops.
Read more: Hiking Essentials and Tips - Staying Safe in the Desert Part II
Chris and Greg present hiking tips and discuss essential items they bring while hiking in Jordan. This episode covers water and hiking safety, sun protection, space blankets and safety vests, whistles, lights and hiking poles.
Read more: Hiking Essentials and Tips - Staying Safe in the Desert Part I
Despite the inevitable ecological impact, hiking can be positive to the environment when done responsibly. In Jordan, the greatest benefit would arise if hiking activities were to compete with small farming activity and in particular the breeding of domestic goats.
Although often underestimated, hiking trails can contribute significantly to tourism development as is the case in Western countries and special hiking destinations such as Nepal, Switzerland and Jordan with our Hiking Guide.
Jordan is a country with a hot and dry climate. Situated on the Arabian peninsula, temperatures can rise above 120 degrees Fahrenheit or 50 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is limited and summers are long and hot.
The hiking in Jordan website offers a number of additional resources to owners of the Hiking Guide. Below is a list of suggestions on how to use the website:
Jordan is located in the Middle East, northwest of Saudi Arabia, between Israel to the west and Iraq to the East. The country has a coastline of 26 km in the south near the port of Aqaba.