Jordan Trail | 1- Karak to Tor Al-Taboun
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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Hikes in the Region

 

1: Karak to Tor Al-Taboun

 

2: Tor Al-Taboun to Karaka

 

3: Karaka to Ma’tan

 

4:  Ma’tan to Dana

DAY 1: KARAK TO TOR AL-TABOUN

  • Distance: 25.8 km
  • Time:   7 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Easy
  • Trail Difficulty: Easy
  • Waymarked: No

To download the GPS track, click here.

Basic Info:

Leave the castle to head south on a good track high on the side of the impressively striated limestone valley of Wadi ed Dab’a (great views back to the castle and down the valley), eventually crossing the usually dry wadi before rising up to the almost abandoned village of Ainun located above an oxbow bend. (Take time out to explore.) Quiet country lanes then head SW over hills past more ruined villages to the edge of the plateau 1600 metres above the Dead Sea, and immediately overlooking the village of El Iraq. The edge is then followed pleasantly on paths which eventually descend into Wadi al Muqair.

Transportation:

Bus Station in Kerak.

Accommodations:

 

– Wild Camping.
Things to See:
– Kerak Castle.
– Ainun Village Ruins.
– Kferaz Ruins.
– Zijda Ruins.
– Nice views over the Dead Sea from Al-Iraq rim.
Amenities:
– Water and food available in villages along the stage.
– Most parts of stage are accessible by car or bus.
– Bus station in Kerak.
– Bathrooms available at the beginning in Kerak, in Hotels and restaurants.
– Mobile service available most of the time.
– ATM available at the beginning in Kerak City.