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Petra is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Petra, Aqaba, Jordan that features a cave and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 6.9 mi Elevation gain 1,843 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Cave Event Views Rocky Historic site No dogs
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Rachael Hernandez
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Walking

Nice hike around Petra - don’t fall for the locals telling you that you absolutely need a guide. You can walk the trail yourself for free.

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Kasper Andersen
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Amazing

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Sarah Bird
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Hiking

Great trail, if you can start the trail from the back coming in at the monastery and ending at the treasury.

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Bryanna Yllek
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Hiking

Considering doing this in mid to late March if anyone is interested! Facebook: Bryanna Yllek

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Matt Saindon
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Hiking

Incredible trail, keep pushing past the monastery for incredible mountain views and vista overseeing Israel.

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Linda Olson
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Hiking

Weather was perfect at highs 67. Easy to moderately hard hiking depending on what trails you take. The main route to end and back is easy, before the steps. The 800+ steps at the end to reach the monastery can be intense for some but slow and easy wins the race. Can’t say enough of it’s history, archeology, mix of East/west and north/south trade influences, and the amazing engineering feets. You need a good two days to see the majority of all the areas, but one full day to complete the main trail. My most favorite exploration ever! I just gave it a 4 because of the amount of people there in a day.

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Rob Murphy
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Hiking

most awesome!!! you have to come here!!!

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peter ferenz
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Hiking

An ALL TIME hike. So glad this was on all trails.

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Chris McGuire
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Hiking

This is a monumental experience to hike in Petra. The natural beauty and history make it surreal.

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the doc on the rocks
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Samir Kumar
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Hiking

simply amazing.. how this city was carved out of the mountains 2000+ years back. hike to monastery is basically stairs.

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Alexander Blanco
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Tons of walking but just amazing.

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Deborah Edwards
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Hiking

Absoultely amazing. So much to see, so much history. Loved loved loved it. I was so engrossed in the surroundings, it didn't even feel like a hike.

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Donald Reger
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Walking

I did Petra twice in 2004 and 2005, it was awesome! Unbelievable how such a city could be hidden from the world for so long. Indiana Jones made it popular, but the treasury is not what TV portrays it.. Loved it..

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Amy A.
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Walking

Petra is magnificent. 5 stars for the views. Be sure to walk to the Treasury and continue on to the Monastery. Went in late June-it's hot! Pack plenty of water. Terrain isn't too hard, it's just a lot of steps to the Monastery. The walk to the Treasury is evenly paved with a gradual incline.

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Will R
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It is a bit of a walk and the 800 steps will leave you a little tired, but it is worth the trek all the way to the Monastery from the entrance. You will see the Treasury, the theater. and a temple along the way. Bring water, wear comfortable but durable shoes, and enjoy the area. Don't forget to climb up past the Monastery to get an evening higher view of the area.

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Jeremy D
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Done in 1h30, start early like 7am, it's a must to see!

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Alisha Holdbrook
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Woweeee. This was a butt kicker. We took our sweet time looking at everything else and then decided last minute to hike to the monastery at the end of the trail. HOT. Don't do this the way we did it. Get there very early and head straight to the monastery. You won't regret it!

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Robertas Kirvelaitis
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Esther Liu
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Edward Grima Baldacchino
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Randy Huey
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Sylvia B
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Sa Kinder
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Eric Schlepp
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John Hoddinott
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Paula Uhrin
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Paula Uhrin
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