Jordan Trail | 2- Tor Al-Taboun to Karaka
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 2: TOR AL-TABOUN TO KARAKA

  • Distance: 21 km
  • Time:   5 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Easy
  • Trail Difficulty: Easy
  • Waymarked: No

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Distance Waypoint Walking Notes
0.0 km 502-0.0 Go south west along 4×4.
830 m 502-0.83 At cross continue straight in same direction.
1 km 502-1 Turn R uphill leaving the Wadi behind.
1.7 km 502-1.7 Before fenced olive grove, turn R to an obvious 4×4, heading in direction of buildings.
2.3 km 502-2.3 Join old paved road and continue in direction of buildings.
3 km 502-3 At crossroads where quality of road improves, turn L and continue along paved road staying on L of houses.
3.4 km 502-3.4 At T (main road), turn L.
3.6 km 502-3.6 Take first R.
3.8 km 502-3.8 Go L on vague path across small shallow wadi, aiming south.
4.4 km 502-4.4 Descend rounded ridge parallel to wadi.
4.7 km 502-4.7 Continue down to flat land below then cross track and wadi onto path and go L of building. Follow wadi down a short way then re-cross it where it narrows and steepens and follow path.
5.1 km 502-5.1 Continue on path on R side of wadi, passing cave houses.
5.3 km 502-5.3 Pass more cave dwellings and underground houses on both sides of wadi then go L and continue down ignoring 4×4 on L.
5.5 km 502-5.5 Cross to L side of wadi and continue on L side of old fence. Keep alongside wadi on track right of house and orchard.
6 km 502-6 Cross track and go down R side of wadi to a small road with field on L.
6.1 km 502-6.1 Cross the road and continue down S at the T junction, following the road as it bends round E above then between the cliffs of Tor Taboun.
6.7 km 502-6.7 From Road, turn R south to 4×4.
6.9 km 502-6.9 Cross road again to 4×4 heading south.
7.2 km 502-7.2 At T, turn L.
7.7 km 502-7.7 Continue on same main track, zig zaging down. Ignoring track on L.
9.5 km 502-9.5 Turn L and keep zig zaging down south along 4×4.
10.9 km 502-10.9 Cross the wadi just below the wadi junction. It’s a 5m descent and ascent with a little scramble.
10.95 km 502-10.95 Follow 4×4 south, walking through farms
11.8 km 502-11.8 After buildings on L, turn R.
12 km 502-12 At T, turn R.
12.05 km 502-12.05 Continue along 4×4 towards Wadi Hasa stream.
12.2 km 502-12.2 Cross Wadi and continue along 4×4 to reach “Burbeita” hot springs.
12.7 km 502-12.7 Burbeita hot springs
Basic Info:

A steep start to the day takes you up the hillside, heading SE back onto the plateau where seldom used lanes lead to the rim of the kilometre deep canyon of Wadi Hasa. Descend into it on paths down a rounded ridge passing some cave houses before following a wadi down to a small road which leads down passing between the impressive cliffs of Tor Taboun. Now on a track, continue down, zig zagging into the depths of the canyon to reach a small stream, palms and gardens. Continue through the gardens following the track through the river to Burbeita Hot Springs.

Things to See:
– Tor Taboun.
– Wadi Hasa ( Beautiful Wadi, possible to follow all the way to the dead sea).
Amenities:
– Water from Wadi Hasa stream needs purification before drinking.
– Limited shade.
– Bathrooms at Burbeita hot springs.
– Good camping spot at the start by “Tor Taboun” and at the end by “Burbeita hot springs”.
– No ATM.