Jordan Trail | 4- Oyoun Al Theeb to Wadi Zarqa Main
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: Fuheis to Iraq Al-Amir

 

2: Iraq Al-Amir to Kafrain Dam

 

3: Kafrain Dam to Oyoun Al-Theeb

 

4: Oyoun Al-Theeb to Wadi Zarqa Ma’in

DAY 4: OYOUN AL-THEEB TO WADI ZARQA MA’IN

  • Distance: 20.8 km
  • Time:   7 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Difficult
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

To download the GPS track, click here.

Basic Info:

Easy walking in wild, barren surrounds as you continue S, still close to higher hills to your E, meeting remnants of the old Roman road from Jerusalem to Mukawir, and following a track left of a camel racing track before crossing the upper reaches of Wadi Himmara. On the S side, a track rises up E to meet a road on the skyline, after which the Roman road is found again winding down a surprisingly easy and spectacular descent to above the basalt columned cliffs of the Zerqa Main canyon, which is easily crossed by a path which descends through the cliffs to reach it. The area is dotted with Bedouin camps and you are likely to come across biblical scenes of shepherds grazing their flocks of sheep and goats.

Transportation:
Buses go to Madaba, and from Madaba you can take a taxi to the start point.
Accommodations:
Wild Camping.
Things to See:
– Wadis along the stage:
1. Wadi Mukhaires
2. Wadi Dardur
3. Wadi Himara
4. Wadi Zarqa Mai’n

– Roman Road (From Panorama road to WZM).

Amenities:
– No Water.
– No Food.
– Start point accessible by car.
– End point accessible by 4×4.
– No Shade.
– No bathrooms.
– Mobile service available most of the time.
– Few flat open areas possible for camping.
– No ATM.
Local Contacts:
1. Local contacts in villages along trail:
– Abu-Saif Bani Hamida: 0777037559 (Accommodation/Transportation)
– Abu Majed: 0776501901 (Transportation around Wadi Zarqa Ma’in)

2. Local tour operators or guides:
 Abu-Saif Bani Hamida: 0777037559