Jordan Tourism Board Opens the First Section of New 650km Trail

Outdoor travellers should keep an eye out for the new 650-kilometer Jordan Trail in Um Qais, Jordan, which is expected to be fully marked by the end of 2018.

The trail marking that helps orient hikers to both identify their location and the direction of their hiking journey, kicked off in the Northern city of Um Qais, the trail's primary starting point.

The Jordan Trail, mapped by over 40 volunteers from 2012 to 2015, is 650km long traversing Jordan from Um Qais to Aqaba, passing through 52 villages and towns, and showcasing dramatic and diverse landscapes, biodiversity, and local culture.

The trail is divided into eight segments, each representing a distinct region and has four to five day long hikes. The full trail takes 36 to 40 days to walk. While some hikers will walk the entire length of the trail, it is fully accessible to enjoy the sub-segments in as short as one day.

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