Jordan Trail | 202-Khirbet Al Souq to King Talal Dam
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: Ajloun to Khirbet Al-Souq


2: Khirbet Al-Souq to King Talal Dam


3: King Talal Dam to Rmeimeen


4: Rmeimeen to Salt


Side Trail:

4.1: Rmemeen to Fuhais


  • Distance: 14.6 km
  • Time:  5-6 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Moderate
  • Trail Difficulty: Moderate
  • Waymarked: No

To download the GPS track,

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:

The track heads through a secluded wooded valley onto the crest of the hill with dramatic views over the hillside village of Burma to the King Talal Dam and beyond. Paths then lead down to the east of Burma (shops off route) through old forests and farming areas to the King Talal reservoir and dam.

  • Private taxis

Wild camping only – recommended sites:

  • Wadi Sham, just outside of Khirbet al-Souq
  • Harrawatha / Thahrat al-Manara area (could extend previous day to here, bring water from Khirbet al-Souq)
  • End of stage, great views from ledge above King Talal Dam
Things to See:
  • Wadi Al-Sham (a nice fresh wadi with lots of trees).
  • Burma Village
  • King Talal Dam
Food & Water:


  • Shop in Burma (off route)


  • Ein Hamed- public spring / water station on way down into Burma (off route)
  • Burma village – toilets can be used at mosques (off route)
  • Don’t use water from the King Talal Dam reservoir
Tips & Safety:


  • Save some energy for the climb at the end up from the King Talal Dam.
  • It’s a short stage, so consider combining with the next all the way to Rmeimeen if you’re up for the distance.
  • Hikers have reported feeling uncomfortable with attention received in the village of Burma

Safety Info:

  • Loose footing – Footing can be loose when coming downhill from Harrawtha off trail, and for a short section before the dam.
  • Access – It is officially permitted for Jordan Trail hikers to cross the dam.
  • Burma- This village is not known to have a great reputation, and hikers have received some hassle from kids/boys through town, who do not seem used to seeing hikers come through.
Local Contacts:
Issa Zghoul (Khirbet al-Souq) – 0799831041
layth Smadi – 0795124919