Jordan Trail | 2- Wadi Hidan to Wadi Mujib
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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  • Distance: 14.9 km
  • Time:   7 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Difficult
  • Trail Difficulty: Difficult
  • Waymarked: No

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Basic Info:

Cross the river (water level permitting) and follow a path which obligingly rises in easy stages to the SW, to reach a ridge. Follow this up, still on a path, with great scenery all around, to the S rim of the canyon. The rim is then followed S on flat easy ground to an RSCN lookout post in a unique location on the tip of the plateau overlooking both the Hidan and Mujib Gorges. Just beyond, an unexpected but once again spectacular Bedouin shepherds’ path descends steeply through cliffs and down another ridge to the depths of the massive Mujib Gorge, Jordan’s ‘Grand Canyon’, entering its seemingly inaccessible lower reaches by a path built down a cliff. Follow the river down a short way before wading through to reach a possible camping area.


Possible local cars to villages around.


Wild camping. Possible next to RSCN hut.

Things to See:
– Wadi Hidan. Views from ridges up top.
– Stone-carved path with cistern, some ruins across from where we talked to the shepherd. Dry waterfalls, overhang/caves
– Mujib stream and swimming holes
– Stream water always there; drinkable with filter.
– One spring (with cisterns) is pretty reliable.
– Closest stores in Faqua; small shop in Shuqeq, maybe small store in Mathlutha.
– Asphalt road access down into the wadi; alot more dirt roads. .
– Bathrooms – only at the RSCN hut. (If
– Signal most of the way down the wadi, but not in wadi bottom.
– Closest ATM in Madaba
– Water from Shqeiq (off-trail), Wells (If locks are
open), possibly from rangers but not reliable, few
springs, Mujib stream and Wadi Hidan stream.
– Could get vegetables from farmers down in wadi, They’d probably just give you food; it’s too little to
charge for.
– Dirt roads that come down into the wadi – 4×4 vehicle only. You’re never that far from a dirt road
Moderate amount of shade in second half – boulders, overhangs and such. Plateau and first half of wadi.
– No shade.
– Phone signal most of the way down the wadi; Zain signal even in wadi bottom.
Good camping down by stream at the bend where there’s a nice flat bank.
Local Contacts:
1. Local contacts in villages along trail:
– Abu Seif: from Bani Hamida tribe. 0777037559. Does homestays, transportation, meals, maybe guiding hikes. Runs a
support truck/guiding business.
– Abdullah Al-Lwansa: Ranger at RSCN hut. 0772002051
2. Local tour operators or guides:
– Abu-Saif: 0777037559