Jordan Trail | 1- Ajloun Castle to Khirbet Alsouq
The Jordan Trail is a continuous route crossing the entire country of Jordan, offering over 600 kilometers of trail and 36 days of beautiful hiking through diverse
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DAY 1: AJLOUN CASTLE TO KHIRBET AL-SOUQ

  • Distance: 16.2 km
  • Time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Moderate
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

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Basic Info:

Good views and an enjoyable walk south down the sparsely pine forested hill to Wadi AlTawaheen start the day. Once over the wadi, small tracks head back up passing olive groves and avoiding the towns of Anjara and Kufrinja before winding round the W end of the hills above. Country lanes then continue past the old abandoned village of Sarabees with its spring then on over more rolling hills still on quiet county lanes and down into pretty Wadi Mahmoud with its eponymous cliff (good sports climbs). A nice path follows the cliff top round to the next valley and Khirbet al-Souq, where a charcoal burning community live (homestay).

Transportation:
Option 1:
Buses from Amman (north bus station) to Ajloun then from Ajloun take a bus or Taxi to Ajloun castle. (No fixed schedule for buses, they leave when they are full).
Option 2:
Direct private Taxi.
Accommodations:

1. Al Jabal Castle Hotel (2 Stars):
1.7 Km from Ajloun Castle
Phone: +962 2 642 0202

2. Ajloun Hotel (2 Stars):
1.1 Km from Ajloun Castle
Phone: +962 2 642 0524

Things to See:
– Ajloun Castle (entrance fee: 2JD pp).
– Shrine of Prophet Khidr near the entrance of Ajloun Castle.
– Dallafeh Water Spring. (Fresh water, no purification needed).
– Sarabees Water Spring. (Fresh water, no purification needed).
– Sarabees Village Ruins.
– Mahmoud Cliff (Bolted Climbing Routes and Ancient Tombs).
– Charcoal Burners.
Amenities:
– Water/Food available near the start and end points.
– Shade available along the trail.
– Most of the trail is accessible by car.
– Parking is possible at the start point (Ajloun Castle Entrance) and at the end point (Charcoal burners).
– Bathrooms are also available at the start and end points in Ajloun Castle and at the charcoal burner’s house.
– Mobile service is available all the way.
– ATM Machines are available in Ajloun city center.
– Good camping spot with nice view in “Um Al-Khashab” area.
Local Contacts:

1. Local contacts in villages along trail:

2. Local tour operators or guides: