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Yuval Cohen
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Hiking

Wonderful trail, water crossing, amazing view . Bring lots of water

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Brian Jones
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Hiking

I took a small group with me on this hike. Absolutely beautiful. About 1/5 of the time we weren’t quite sure where the trail was (inadequate signage, especially the first 10 miles or so). But the scenery and history more than made up for the slight confusion. Found the people at each stop to be gracious and warm. Though the dueling Muslim calls to prayer upon arriving in Cana were a bit unsettling for those in my party who had never been to Israel. The highlight of the trip (outside of the historical sights) was hands down The Abel Guesthouse. Incredible food and warm hospitality. Make sure you buy The Jesus Trail book ahead of time and have the trail plotted on whatever map app you use. Finally walking sticks or hiking poles are a must. Not just for the steep inclines at times (starting with the bazillion steps you must climb as you leave Nazareth) but to scare away the occasional pack of dogs looking for food. Can’t wait to do this hike again.

Reem Younis
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It was really hard to go along the trail, no sufficient signage

Michael Rousine
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Hiking

Nice and easy trail. I've done it in every weather and in the dark. Absolutely gorgeous at the sunset. There are many less known paths in the area which can make it a bit more challenging.

Anastasia Balaj
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Hiking

Everything was nearly perfect, we decide to take tent with us, so we camp on the way, lots of animals jackals, antelopes and others. Only big disappointment for us was habit to throw trash out from town, was really disgusting close to some towns near nathareth

mmo2 Ben
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Hiking

So my guess is this got the "hard" tag due to its length, as otherwise it's moderate. Roads are comfy enough for 4x4 let alone hiking. First segment is in parallel to a highway so meh. Otherwise nice and peaceful forrest setting. Even saw some antelopes! Mote that I preferred to park in Eshtaol and walk a bit more for a safer parking.

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ollie marsh
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HikingNo shade

Amazing desert surrounding, and even some goats along the way too. Bring lots and lots of water, as it gets very hot!

redSiberia !
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Hiking

We did this hike last week (May 14 - May 17 2019). It was an awesome challenge/experience for my wife and I who are in our early 60's. What made it a little more difficult than normal is the weather was in the low 100's each day. Made sure you bring plenty of water. We consumed at least 3 liters each day. May weather can be unpredictable. I recommend March or late fall. The total for our hike was ~50 miles due to getting lost a few times. Each day we hiked ~12 miles. We were in a small group so that helped. The Inns that we stayed each night were great (Fauzi Azar, Cana Wedding House, Lavi Hotel and Arbel cabins) and the food served was excellent and will not leave anyone hungry. It was also a great culture experience because 2 of the inns where Arab and 2 were Jewish. We had a guide and still got a little lost a few times, but we saw others on the trail without guides who made it to the end.

Gabe Katzman
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Backpacking

It's an amazing trail. You pass through so many different types of terrain and areas. You go from desert to beach, city to hills, forests to mountains. It's incredibly well-marked and the upkeep is excellent. Trail angels can provide beds to sleep if you wash some dishes, and people are very friendly on the trail. The highlights are definitely Makhtesh Ramon and the Sea of Galilee. It will take you time. Budget around a month or two just to be safe. Don't forget to pack a bathing suit!

Tanner Scott
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HikingMuddyRocky

Great multiple day hike through the Galilee region!

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raz arbel
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Hiking

http://www.wild-trails.com/en/hiking-in-israel Go on line and book your tripn

Matt Harms
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Hiking

This is a really wonderful multi-day desert hike. The scenery is amazing and the Bedouin overnight stays are lots of fun!

raz arbel
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Good hiking trail and great springs Avdat is supper interesting....

raz arbel
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Hiking

Amazing trail discover the beduin life ....

Shai Yagel
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great walk!

David Landis
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Hiking

An amazing experience that you'll never forget! If you're looking for the Camino of the Middle East, this is it!

Jean-Pierre SIMON
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Greg Viandier
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Jon Goldman
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Natalia L.
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dan c.
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Natalia L.
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Walking
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Natalia L.
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Walking
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Natalia L.
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Walking
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Shay Dudaie
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Avraham Fastag
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