SECTION 4041 :MUMEYA SIDE TRAIL
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Reaching the village of Rakin (shops and café). A track then descends pleasantly into Wadi Tawaheen on kilometer 16 on section Majdaleen to Karak, you reach a sharp curve where the side trail of Mumia starts. A short hike in the nearby filed and you hit the dirt road following it till you reach on the left side the Ruins of Barada. Start descending to the valley following the way marks till you reach the village of Baddan, a typical example of the old villages in the times of the Ottomans, walk through its old pathways till the end to start descending to reach the waterfall and spring of Baddan. Continue descending till you hit the waters of Wadi Al Karak. Follow the way marks up till you reach the paved road which leads to Mumia main spring (a road that passes local farms), reaching the village of Mumia Falls (accommodation in the old renovated village). Continue on the ledges of the valley passing local farms and plantations till you hike inside the valley of Karak reaching the Springs of Sarah and the Ottoman old water mills. Then start ascending to reach the end of the side trail linking with the Jordan Trail.
- Buses depart from the Amman’s south bus station (Mu’ta university) to Karak. Minibuses leave from east side of Karak’s old city to bus station (head in south-bound direction)
- From Karak, take a taxi or a local transport minibus to Rakin Village
- Mumia Falls Association: Mr. Rami Jaafreh +962 79530 6044
- Beit Al Jameed: Mrs. Amani Bashabshe +962 77203 4933
- Cairwan Hotel, $, 962-3-2396022, Booking.com, wifi, parking, meals, bike rental
- Falcon Rock Hotel has restaurant near castle entrance with 12JD lunch buffet
- Al Mujeb, $, (0) 3 2386090, 4 miles south of Karak, wifi, laundry, meals, inconvenient location
- Towers Castle Hotel, $, (0)3 235 4293, poor reviews
- Rakin Village
- Barada Ruins.
- Baddan old Village
- Karak Vally
- Mumia Spring and Mumia Falls Village
- The Spring of Sara
- Shops and restaurants sell food in Rakin, Mumia and Karak).
- Water is available at villages.
- At the spring just below Baddan village, and many springs on the way and the valley of Karak it is Highly recommended to filter and purify the water before consumption.
- After the village of Rakin, the path descends on 4×4 down into then turn right on the sharp corner which will lead to another 4x4 road. After the Ruins of Barada the path becomes steep at this stage till reaching another 4x4 going down to reach the paved road leading to Baddan. After crossing Baddan you start a very steep downhill path (extra care is needed) till reaching the water fall of Baddan. One section of the footpath before reaching Karak Vally a sketchy section with loose footing. This section is washed out and exposed, and will probably erode more.
- Exposed edges – On the final descend to Karak Vallay, some of the trails are very steep
- Flash flood dangers – crossing Wadi Karak
- Loose footing – Footing is loose at exposed section near the dry waterfalls and descends before Karak Valley