Jordan Trail | 3- Wadi Mujib to Majdalein
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: Wadi Zarqa Main to Wadi Hidan

 

2: Wadi Hidan to Wadi Mujib

 

3: Wadi Mujib to Majdalein

 

4: Majdalein to Karak

DAY 3: WADI MUJIB TO MAJDALEIN

  • Distance: 20.1 km
  • Time:   7 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Difficult
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

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Distance             Waypoint              Notes
0 km 403-0 Cross Wadi Mujib to the south side and head west along the Wadi
1.3 km 403-1.3 Continue along the Wadi crossing a small farm
1.8 km 403-1.8 Join 4×4 crossing another small farm
2.2 km 403-2.2 At Y, turn R
2.4 km 403-2.4 Turn R and keep following 4×4 west.
2.7 km 403-2.7 At Y, turn R and keep winding down to the river bed.
3.3 km 403-3.3 Where 4×4 stops, cross small wadi coming from L and turn L to walk south parallel to the small wadi until you reach a 4×4.
3.6 km 403-3.6 Join 4×4 with farm on L.
4.1 km 403-4.1 At T, turn L
4.6 km 403-4.6 Ignor 4×4 on L and continue straight following 4×4 to west.
5.4 km 403-5.4 Keep following foot path west, passing some boulders
5.7 km 403-5.7 Follow path down towards the Wadi and cross it to other side
5.9 km 403-5.9 Join 4×4 and continue in direction of saddle
6 km 403-6 Leave 4×4 and head south up a small hill, then in direction of boulders.
6.3 km 403-6.3 Keep going straight to path in the middle of rocks.
6.4 km 403-6.4 Join 4×4 and turn R
6.6 km 403-6.6 After small rock wall on R, turn L and follow 4×4 until you reach a bigger 4×4
7 km 403-7 At T (4×4), turn L
7.2 km 403-7.2 After crossing small wadi, leave 4×4 to R in direction of huge pile of rocks
7.3 km 403-7.3 Turn L, following an obvious footpath on top of line of rocks.
7.4 km 403-7.4 Head to the top of next hill on bearing 180.
7.8 km 403-7.8 From flat field with big boulder on R, follow goat trails going south on bearing 180.
8.3 km 403-8.3 From flat white field, follow ridge towards the saddle on bearing 170.
8.7 km 403-8.7 Turn L following the ridge south east.
8.9 km 403-8.9 Flat field with scattered piles of rocks. Follow ridge towards the dark top of hill.
9.3 km 403-9.3 Small flat white-ish ground, continue aiming to the highest point of dark rocks.
9.7 km 403-9.7 Follow path, scrambling up rocky part.
9.9 km 403-9.9 Terrain starts to become more rocky, Follow   path approaching the top of ridge
10.1 km 403-10.1 Edge of ridge overlooking Wadi Mujib, follow the ridge south.
10.4 km 403-10.4 Follow 4×4 near ridge going south west
11.2 km 403-11.2 Hit paved road and turn R, south.
15 km 403-15 At Cross roads, where road joins from L behind, turn L south into long road with fields on R and L.
16 km 403-16 Surface change from paved road to 4×4
17.5 km 403-17.5 Keep going straight with ruins of Roman Road on side of 4×4
19.1 km 403-19.1 Join paved road and continue along it South East.
19.2 km 403-19.2 Majdalein Ruins on R.
Basic Info:

Contrasting terrain today, once again with a long uphill start in spectacular barren surrounds. A good track makes it way slowly up the S side of the gorge, heading W towards a ridge which is then followed up amongst amazing scenery to the canyon rim. A small road then goes S across the high fertile plateau, eventually picking up an old Roman road bordered by rocks, leading past the small town of Faqua (café) to the abandoned old basalt village of Majdelein on the rim of Wadi ibn Hammad (great views).

Transportation:

No bus service to villages, nothing inside the wadi.

Accommodations:
Camping – good spot at bottom. Possibly a few more
on way down the wadi.
Things to See:
– Graveyards. Lots of ruined buildings along the way. Views from Faqua ridge. Stream at bottom.
– Majdalein village ruins.
Amenities:
– Water: Mujib stream.
– Road – near a village at top. Lots of dirt roads in wadi, accessible by 4WD. Asphalt road close to trail towards the end.
– Shade – once you get to the 4×4 there is some; before that, none. Closer to wadi bottom are more boulders and vegetation.
– Mobile phone service – in most of the wadi.
Local Contacts:
1. Local contacts in villages along trail:
Abu Saif : from Bani Hamida tribe. 0777037559. Does homestays, transportation, meals, maybe guiding hikes. Runs a support truck/guiding business.
2. Local tour operators or guides:
– Abu-Saif: 0777037559