The Three Wadis to Karak Region begins at the south rim of Wadi Wala; from there, it follows the edge of a plateau with stunning views over Wadi Hidan and Wadi Mujib before descending to cross Wadi Mujib – the Grand Canyon of Jordan. The wadi is extremely wide and 800 meters deep, with a perennial stream at the bottom and patches of farmland and the occasional Bedouin tent breaking up the otherwise arid scenery. After a long ascent, the trail heads south across a fertile plateau with rich red soils and farmlands, passing the ruins of Magdelina on the rim of Wadi ibn Hammad (a conservation area) before descending 300m into Wadi el Tawahin. It then climbs back up via Wadi ez Zaiyatin to reach the imposing Crusader castle of Karak, which rises impressively above the surrounding landscape.
Length: 75 km
Main sites in the Three Wadis to Karak Region: