SECTION 304: OYOUN AL-THEEB TO WADI ZARQA MA’IN
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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.
- Private transport only. Start of stage and Panorama highway accessible by car. Pickup trucks can access near Wadi Zarqa Ma’in at the stage end, within 1 km depending on the condition of the road at the time.
- Public buses go from the Amman South bus station to Madaba. Taxis can take you from Madaba to the trail.
Roman Road (From Panorama road to Wadi Zarqa Ma’in).
Dead Sea Museum at Panorama Dead Sea Complex (Off the trail, Tel. 0782488880).
Abu Majed – 0776501901 (Transportation around Wadi Zarqa Ma’in)