What is the Jordan Trail?
The ideal time to hike in Jordan varies by region. In the north, March and April are best; in the south, February and March are the most pleasant months. During these months, temperatures are comfortable, the forests and meadows of the North are green, the orchards are in bloom, the streams are flowing, and flowers are abundant in both the mountains and deserts. Walking between September and mid-November offers similarly pleasant weather, but the flowers and greenery are entirely gone after the hot summer months. The winter months are the coolest, but it may occasionally rain and even snow during that cool season. Pay attention to weather forecasts if planning a winter hike; aside from infrequent cases of extreme weather, though, winter hiking in Jordan can be quite pleasant. The truly hot months are late May to mid-September; during this time, most consider the weather too hot for trekking – especially in the South and at low elevations. Also, check the Muslim calendar to see if Ramadan falls over the dates you are considering walking. While hiking the trail is possible during the Muslim holy month, some services – including public transportation and many shops – may be limited in their availability.