Jordan Trail | 1- Um Qais to Ziglab
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: Um Qais to Ziglab

 

2: Ziglab to Beit Idis

 

3: Beit Idis to Rasoun

 

4: Rasoun to Ajloun Castle

DAY 1: UM QAIS TO ZIGLAB

  • Distance: 25.5 km
  • Time:  8 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Moderate
  • Trail Difficulty: Difficult
  • Waymarked: Yes

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Basic Info:

It’s the first day, so nice to begin downhill. Starting at the basalt ruins of the Decapolis of Um Qais overlooking the Sea of Galilee, we head down towards the Arab Dam, reaching Tel Mazraa’ at the water’s edge. We then follow the south side of the reservoir before climbing hills to a flat rich agriculture plain and the village of Zabda. Beyond, we drop down and follow Wadi Darraba and Quseiba to the weat, finally heading south and crossing Wadi et Taiyiba to the Ziglab Lake and Eco Park. A beautiful hike especially nice in the Spring.

Transportation:
Ajloun has bus connections to AmmanJerash, and Irbid
Accommodations:
Things to See:
– Um Qais Roman Ruins, Arab Dam
Amenities:
Water at both stage ends; food/shops in Um Qais village
Local Contacts:

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