The 400 mile Jordan Trail

Though segments of the 400-mile trail have existed for decades, the official “Jordan Trail” was announced earlier this year …

It’s the most epic, most ambitious trail in the region, stretching from Umm Quais in the north, passed 52 villages (including well-known Wadi Rum and Petra), before terminating at the Red Sea in the south. The 40-day hike was inspired by Petra’s architects, the Nabataeans, who used the route primarily for the spice trade. It follows King’s Highway (a trade route mentioned in the Bible), plus ancient Roman roads. …

The 55-mile stretch that connects Wadi Rum to Petra is among the most popular.  …

The Manual

In some sections you may have to carry 5 litres of water.

We’ve added the Jordan Trail to our list of best hikes in Africa and the Middle East.

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