The only way to experience Ajloun Forest Reserve is by foot. Enjoy hiking through oak forests dotted with pistachio and oriental strawberry trees, catch breathtaking views overlooking villages and Roman remains or catch a glimpse of snow-capped Jebel Sheikh Mountain in southern Syria on a clear day.
Witness the exceptional beauty of these trails in spring, when the reserve is dotted with wild flowers. Please note that some of the trails may be closed in bad weather.
Trails are open from April 1st to October 31st, and depend on the weather’s conditions.
Enjoy bird watching from a comfortable wooden bird hide and you may be lucky enough to see a Jackal or wild boar, as well as a variety of woodland birds.
Browse through the Nature Shop and find truly original gifts and souvenirs. This shop contains nature crafts produced by the local people at the reserves.
It is open for visitors daily from 8.00 am to 4.00 p.m.
Enjoy al fresco dining at the reserve’s restaurant with winning local flavors.
Conferences and workshops
Hold small conferences, workshops, and retreats. Ajloun’s conference/training room is equipped with slide and overhead projectors, flip charts, data show, computer and video.
In and around Ajloun
Ajloun Castle in the town of Ajloun, known as Qal'at Ar-Rabad. The fortress was built by Saladin's nephew [1184 AD], and is a fine example of Islamic architecture. From its hilltop position, it dominates a wide stretch of the northern Jordan Valley.
Jerash (22 km east of Ajloun), Jordan’s second most important tourist site. This famous Roman City, Gerasa, belonged to the ten cities of the Decapolis and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Roman architecture outside Rome.
Umm Qays (60 km north of Ajloun), another Roman site on the northern border of Jordan, overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee.