Jordan Trail | 501- Karak to Tor Al-Taboun
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: Karak to Tor Al-Taboun


2: Tor Al-Taboun to Karaka


3: Karaka to Ma’tan


4:  Ma’tan to Dana


  • Distance: 27.1 km
  • Time: 8 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Easy
  • Trail Difficulty: Easy
  • Waymarked: No

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Important Numbers

Tourist Police:

  • Hotline: 117777
  • What’s App: +962 7 7099 1814



  • George: +962 7 9916 6072
  • Abdullah: +962 7 9061 8417
  • Bashir +962 7 7844 2200
Basic Info:

Leave the castle to head south on a good track high on the side of the impressively striated limestone valley of Wadi ed Dab’a (great views back to the castle and down the valley), eventually crossing the usually dry wadi before rising up to the almost abandoned village of Ainun located above an oxbow bend. (Take time out to explore.) Quiet country lanes then head SW over hills past more ruined villages to the edge of the plateau 1600 metres above the Dead Sea, and immediately overlooking the village of El Iraq. Follow a path along the edge to the village of Jahra and descend on paths to Tur Taboun.

  • Buses go to Karak from Amman and Aqaba.
  • Many sections of this stage are accessible by vehicle.

Wild camping

  • Khirbet Ainun
  • Wadi Mughair has a few flast spots at the bottom, but not ideal and far from services
  • After Jahra, there are a few ledges on the way down that would be suitable if you fill up water in the village.
  • Tur Taboun – any great sites with spectacular view. The area is south facing, but large boulders nearby offer shade.
Things to See:
  • Kerak Castle
  • Ainun Village Ruins
  • Kferaz Ruins
  • Zijda Ruins
  • Al-Dabbakah
  • Jahra / Um Al-Ghuzlan
  • Nice views over the Dead Sea from Al-Iraq rim
  • Tur Taboun Cliffs and Rock Climbing
Food & Water:


  • Supplies are available in a variety of small villages along the stage.
  • It’s wise to stock up in Karak for a few days


  • Water can be obtained from random houses and farms in villages along the way. A small spring near Tor Taboun exists, but reliability should be confirmed.
Tips & Safety:


  • It’s a long stage, but easy walking for most of it.
  • If self-supported, you can fill up water at various villages and seek camping at multiple points in stage. Be sure to have enough to get you to Burbeita at bottom of wadi 6km past Tor Taboun.
  • The trail down from Jahra village is a little slippery at places
  • Bathrooms available at the beginning in Kerak, in Hotels and restaurants.
  • ATM available at the beginning in Kerak City.

Safety Info:

  • Flash flood dangers – Mild risk in Wadi Mughair
  • Loose footing – A few sections coming down Jahra to Tor Taboun
  • Animals – various dogs along the way, possible to see dogs than people
  • Dehydration/heat exhaustion – Most of the route is around 1200m and cooler than lower elevations. Shade is limited.
Local Contacts:

Karam al Khresha – 0798372030