Jordan Trail | 4- Rasoun to Ajloun Castle
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: Um Qais to Ziglab


2: Ziglab to Beit Idis


3: Beit Idis to Rasoun


4: Rasoun to Ajloun Castle


  • Distance: 16.9 km
  • Time:  4 – 5 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Moderate
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: Yes

To download the Jordan Trail GPS tracks, click here.

Basic Info:

Generally easy walking today, often on country lanes through the rural villages of Al Ayoun with opportunities for a pre-arranged lunch in one of Al Ayoun’s homestays. RSCN’s Soap House and Calligraphy house are also nearby for an interesting visit. Then the walk meanders over increasingly high semi-forested hills and past the ruins of the ancient church of Mar Elyas to the Islamic castle of Ajloun on its dominating hilltop with a Visitor Centre, cafés and hotels (currently rather mediocre) in the town below.

Ajloun has bus connections to AmmanJerash, and Irbid

Shawashreh family homestay in Rasoun; multiple family homestays in Orjan; several guesthouses in Orjan; Ajloun Hotel and Qalet al-Jabal Hotel are on the road from Ajloun Castle to the center of town

Things to See:
RSCN shops selling local products; the 2.4km “Dolmens Trail” from Rasoun, around ancient stone structures in the hills; Orjan’s shops, ancient Listib mosque, Mar Elias church ruins, and the mountaintop Ajloun Castle (admission 2JD; water, snack shops, bathrooms)
Water and food shops at both stage ends; Biscuit House in Orjan sells locally-made specialty snacks; several restaurants in Ajloun; water, snack shops, bathrooms at Ajloun Castle
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