Dana Area

  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert
  • Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Alicia Bramlett

Key information: Dana Area

  • The Dana Nature Reserve, the largest in Jordan, contains a wide variety of landscape red hills and cliffs to sheltered gorges and valleys (with a consequent range of plants and animals) and a large number of walks.
  • The wider Dana area has superb scenery and is home to many ancient relics, including castles and copper mines up to 6,000 years old; fine villages such as Dana itself, teetering on the edge of the great Wadi Dana; and Nabataean tombs and Roman towers.
  • Considered a bit of a hidden gem, Dana gets far fewer visitors than Wadi Rum.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty30
  • Natural interest8
  • Human interest15
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Variable
  • Maximum Altitude: Variable
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable
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Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert

WALK SUMMARY

The Cicerone guide has numerous walks in this marvelous area. They include:
  • The easy trail to Rummana campsite (wonderfully situated) and on to Rummana Mountain (1-2 hours). You can walk back out to Dana on the 3 hour Steppe Trail.
  • The 5-6 hour Feynan Trail, through deep Wadi Dana (also called the Wadi Dana Trail), from Dana to Feynan Eco-lodge (also doable on the marvelous but longer trail via Wadi Hamra (7 hrs).
  • The climb to the Selah defended mountaintop (bit of a slog but magnificent views); and the long but varied route from Selah to Dana via Buseira.
  • Various walks in the mountains and wadis around Shaubak Castle. 

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

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Dana Nature Reserve - © From Flickr user Philipp Dennert

OTHER ACCOUNTS
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