Adopting a trail increases the traffic on the trail and creates a behavioral shift by promoting environmental awareness and responsible outdoor culture. It also uplifts communities and engages all segments of the local communities. Trails adopted establish opportunities that focus on women empowerment and youth participation. Moreover, maintenance of a high standard trail is a top priority to ensure a life-changing path for the local community and the hikers. Regarding the adopters, once meters are adopted they will receive via email a certification of adoption for the meters that were adopted at the chosen section, and they will support in activating the awareness projects and the clean-up campaigns that the association is aiming to deliver. Exposure is also portrayed on the adopters name as it will be associated with our social media activities.
The route starts from the city of Salt, then takes walkers past the ancient palace of Iraq Al-Ameer before descending on the spectacular King Hussein’s Rally Road to the Jordan Valley. The climate and scenery now changes, becoming warmer and more arid as the trail crosses the harsh plateau overlooking the Dead Sea and passes scattered Bedouin camps. Here, the path joins a Roman road connecting the northern Dead Sea with the fortress of Mukawir (Machaerus). Along the way, it passes over a ridge before descending through the basalt cliffs and permanent stream of Wadi Zarqa Main. Walkers then pass north of Mukawir before descending into the deep chasm of Wadi Wala.