Experience one of the most stunning valleys of the area and admire its natural richness.
Following a small road from Kafr Malek, the trail zig-zags down a hillside riddled with the remains of Roman cisterns and graves on its way to the Ein Samia Valley. After reaching the valley, the trail crosses a larger paved road and continues past fields of zatar before before following a path out of the valley bottom past the remains of an old Byzantine era church.
After crossing a ridge the path drops down into Wadi al-’Auja, a deep, rugged wadi that runs from Ein Samia (Samia Spring) down to Ein al-’Auja (Al-’Auja Spring) in the Jordan Valley. Wadi Al-’Auja is home to an impressive array of plant life as it descends from the higher elevations of the Palestinian highlands to a point around 50m below sea level at Ein al-’Auja, a popular, local picnic spot.
From Ein Al-’Auja, the trail follows the wadi and ancient Roman aqueducts, used divert water from Ein al-’Auja to Jericho, past the ruins of a Byzantine church and onto the Al-’Auja Bedouin community.