Jordan Trail | 603 Ras Al Feid to Little Petra
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: Dana to Wadi Malaga


2: Wadi Malaga to Ras Al-Feid


3: Ras Al-Feid to Little Petra


4: Little Petra to Petra


  • Distance: 22.8 km
  • Time:   6 – 8 hours
  • Physical Challenge: Difficult
  • Trail Difficulty: Difficult
  • 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:

We leave Ras Al Feid along a rocky sandstone terrain. Throughout are spectacular varying views of the barren desert landscape with surprise encounters of desert vegetation and animal life. Approaching Little Petra there are signs of increasing human habitation of Bedouin camps, sheep pens, and small agricultural plots. We enter a small sandstone canyon and wind our way through to the site of Beihdah.


The Ras al-Feid area is accessible only by jeep; the nearest village, Jahayir, is a 2-hour 4×4-drive away. Qbour al-Wahdat and al-Farsh areas are accessible by jeep and by the paved road that runs past the water treatment plant. There is no public transport to Little Petra, but public taxis are plentiful. Wadi Musa has the nearest bus terminal on the following day.

  • Camping possible at Tor Asfur near beginning of stage, could camp in Qbour al-Wahadat area or al-Farsh area.
  • A small guesthouse sometimes operates in Qbour al-Wahadat.
  • Several Bedouin camps are in the area (Ammarin Camp). Ammarin is nearby, 1.5km from Little Petra entrance


Things to See:
  • 360 views from Mt. Safaha
  • Neolithic, Nabatean and Roman ruins throughout the stage
  • Seashell fossils in sandstone
  • Little Petra and Siq al-Barid
Food & Water:


  • Snacks are available for purchase at Little Petra, and meals at Bedouin camps nearby or Ammarin Camp on the detour. Be sure to reserve in advance.


  • The Qutla ruins after Mt. Safaha offer hikers water sources used by local shepherds, but may be dry depeding on the time of year. Water requires purification before human consumption.
  • It is possible that there may be a guesthouse open in the Qbour al-Wahdat area, which offers food and water, and the general area (as well as around the water treatment plant) is populated. Rock Camp (and Ammarin Camp on the detour) can provide water. Water, bathrooms, and snack shops are all available at Little Petra.
  • Water is available in the pools and stream of Wadi Fayd on the previous day stage.
Tips & Safety:


  • It’s a long day, so take enough water and start early.
  • If self-supported, consider camping near the pool mid-route of the previous stage, then pushing into Little Petra the next day.
  • Paths are well worn, but important to have GPS for a couple of key turns.
  • Trail is steep going up at beginning, and the sandstone path and last wadi into Little Petra require extra attention on their varied slopes of sandstone rocks.

Safety Info:

  • Flash flood dangers – Wadi al-Aqlat, the wadi leading to the back entrance of Little Petra, could be susceptible to flash flooding. This area can be circumnavigated using a shortcut from the water treatment plant, but this route tends to be less scenic. If coming from Eid’s campsites, route requires crossing Wadi Feid.
  • Loose footing – A few sections on sandstone are loose, but traction is good on the path.
  • Dehydration/heat exhaustion – Day stage can be hot and is shadeless for much of the route, but it’s not hard to find shade for breaks. Be sure to pack enough water.

Mobile Phone Coverage: Service is limited, but has been found on the ridge of Mt. Safaha, the top of Wadi al-Aghlat before Little Petra, and around Little Petra.

Local Contacts:

Guides, Luggage Transfer, and Camping Services:

  • Eid Al-Azazmeh: 0779265511/0797075683
  • Mohammad Defallah: 0799927199
  • Mohammad Zanoon: 0788898675


Little Petra:

Ammarin Cooperative Association/ Ammarin Camp (Hussain Ammarin): 078 745 2089 (Camping and Local Guiding Services)