Jordan Trail | 4- Majdalein to Karak
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: 22.8 km
  • Time:   8 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Easy
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

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Distance                   Waypoint                  Walking Notes
0 km 404-0 STAGE START: Follow 4×4 South West.
1.4 km 404-1.4 After “Al-Yarut” sign turn R.
4.4 km 404-4.4 At cross, Continue straight in direction of “Ar Rabba”
7.5 km 404-7.5 At Y turn, turn R. (Ar Rabba sign – L)
8.1 km 404-8.1 At T, turn L then first R.
10.4 km 404-10.4 Where surface changes from paved road to old semi paved road, continue crossing Wadi “Ibn Hammad” top end.
12.5 km 404-12.5 At cross, continue straight following   4×4.
13.6 km 404-13.6 Surface changes back to paved road
14 km 404-14 At cross, continue straight.
14.1 km 404-14.1 At second cross junction, turn L then first R.
14.3 km 404-14.3 At T, turn R then L.
14.6 km 404-14.6 At cross, continue straight with trees on R and house on L.
14.9 km 404-14.9 Surface change from paved road to 4×4, continue along 4×4
15 km 404-15 Keep following 4×4, winding down the R side of Wadi.
15.6 km 404-15.6 leave 4×4, turning L into footpath through rocks, heading towards 4×4 on L side flat field
15.8 km 404-15.8 Rejoin 4×4 going down.
17.5 km 404-17.5 Turn L, with small concrete wall with pool on L and olive grove on R.
17.8 km 404-17.8 Cross dry stream with old fence into flat field, and head straight in direction of Wadi staying on the L of field.
18.3 km 404-18.3 Cross Wadi with trees in the middle, joining footpath on the other side of Wadi.
18.4 km 404-18.4 Join 4×4 going uphill, leaving Wadi behind.
19 km 404-19 Field and cliff on R.
19.5 km 404-19.5 When flat topped rocky hill is just opposite on R, leave 4×4 into footpath on R going through the Wadi bed.
19.9 km 404-19.9 Continue with the Wadi, passing rocky surface and big drop.
20.2 km 404-20.2 Leave Wadi bed into footpath on R going uphill towards 4×4.
20.3 km 404-20.3 Join 4×4 going uphill with Wadi on L. (Water Spring)
21 km 404-21 At Y paved road, turn R uphill.
21.2 km 404-21.2 Christian Cemetery on L.
21.3 km 404-21.3 Go up the stairs by (Al-Madrasa Tower (School Tower)) sign
21.4 km 404-21.4 As you get to the end of stairs, continue straight on paved road with School on R.
21.7 km 404-21.7 Continue straight past Mosque on R.
21.8 km 404-21.8 Turn L by the Knight Statue into King Hussein road.
22.1 km 404-22.1 At T, turn R then L.
22.3 km 404-22.3 STAGE END: Kerak Castle
Basic Info:

An easy day along the plateau usually on small roads, sometimes passing through the edges of villages not far from the King’s Highway (shops) and eventually reaching the village of Rakin (shops and café). A track then descends pleasantly into Wadi Tawaheen (good views SE to Kerak Castle), beyond which reach another track enters the small but impressive Wadi ez Zaiyatin directly below Kerak Castle. Once across the wadi (usually dry) follow a good track up to the main road, arriving opposite the castle’s Christian Gate and Cemetery, where steps lead up into the old town, then streets continue up past shops and cafés to the square adjacent to the main castle, (shops, cafés, hotels).


Kerak Bus Station.

Things to See:
– Majdalein Village ruins.
– Al-Madrasa Tower (School Tower).
– Shops/Restaurants selling food and water are avail
able in villages along the stage (Faqua, Rakin and Karak).
– Buses and Taxis found in Karak.
– You can find places with shade every now and then.
– Bathrooms available in Karak (Hotels or Restaurants).
– Mobile service available almost all the time.
– ATM available in Karak.
Local Contacts:
– Good Local restaurant:
Adel Al Halabi Restaurant on King Hussein St., tel 03 235 2210