Best cave trails in Israel

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Explore the most popular cave trails in Israel with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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#1 - Israel National Trail
Dan, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 616.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Israel National Trail, (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisra'el) is a hiking path that was inaugurated in 1995. The trail crosses the entire country of Israel. Its northern end is at Dan, near the Lebanese border in the far north of the country, and it extends to Eilat at the southernmost tip of Israel on the Red Sea, a length of 1,015 km (631 mi). The trail is marked with three stripes: white, blue, and orange, signifying the white snow of the Hermon mountain, the blue of the Mediterranean sea, and the orange of the desert sand. The trail takes an average of 45-60 days to complete.Show more
#2 - Nahal Kziv
Nahal Kziv Extension Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
The Nahal Kaziv (נחל כזיב) and Monfort Fortress trail is known to be one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Israel. With a river that flows all year round, a flowing spring, a historical Crusader fortress on a mountainside and lots panoramic green views; this is not one to miss. This trail is beautiful in all seasons and especially suitable for summer.Show more
#3 - Birya Forest Single
Birya Forest
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Length: 12.5 mi • Est. 6 h 20 m
The Birya Forest Single (סינגל יער ביריה) trail is a northern cycling route that combines breathtaking views, flowing single sections winding through magical forest and a dash of history and heritage sites. This trail is known to be beautiful year round and suitable for all seasons!Show more
#4 - Upper Amud Stream
Amud Stream Nature Reserve
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 14 m
This is a trail of the Upper Amud Steam (נחל עמוד עליון) also known as Nahal Amud. This stream flows year round and is adorned with woods, huge plane trees, clear pools of water and the historic remains of flour mills and a fulling mill from the Ottoman Empire. Upper Amud Stream is a beautiful trail year round. Highest water levels reported in winter and beginning of summer.Show more
#5 - Yam el Yam
Gesher HaZiv, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 47.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the popular "Sea to Sea" (ים אל ים) hike from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Galilee. Widely considered one of the most beautiful trails in the country of Israel is this journey from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of ​​Galilee. This trail takes 3-4 days and passes through the landscapes of the Western Galilee, Nahal Kaziv, Mount Meron, Nahal Amud and ends in Ginosar, on the shores of the Sea of ​​Galilee.Show more
#6 - Ein Hod
Nes Harim Nature Reserve
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 54 m
From Ein Hod (עין הוד) to the ruins of Byit 'Itab, perched on a hill overlooking the Nahal Sorek valley and to the spring that provided water to the inhabitants of the ancient village of Bayt 'Itab. Today a rich orchard grows around the ruins, filling the spring with colors and smells.Show more
#7 - Mt. Carmel Nature Reserve Loop
Har HaCarmel National Park
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 2 h 18 m
This is the Mt. Carmel Nature Reserve Loop (שמורת הר הכרמל מעגלי) trail. Start this trail walking up the rocky dried up river bed and hike up the mountain to an amazing view of the sea, before finishing this hike by a cave. Views along the trail are diverse and unique.Show more
#8 - Ma'ale Tsruya and Ma'ale Ha'isiyim to Nahal Arugot
Ein Gedi Nature Preserve
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 2 m
The Ma'ale Tsruya and Ma'ale Ha'isiyim to Nahal Arugot (מעלה צרויה ומעלה איסיים אל נחל ערוגות) trail is challenging route considered to be difficult due to the ascent and descent of two very steep peaks on Mount Tzruya and Mount Avishai. Pay attention to the markings after the detours as floods sometimes cause the trail markers to become faded. It is recommended to start the route early in the morning to avoid heat while ascending the mountain. Start from Ein-gedi and go all the way up in Ma'ale Tsruya. Walk on the plateau all the way to the beginning of the decsent down to Nahal Arugut via ma'ale Ha'isiyimShow more
#9 - Ein Avdat
Ein Avdat National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
This is a trail to Ein Avdat (עין עבדת) along the river Tzin. Nahal Tzin flows through a vast and spectacular desert canyon. Three small springs flow year round and feed into the Tzin river and create a magical oasis. Ein Avdat is sometimes referred to as the kingdom of eagles and ibex. Important notice: In the winter and transition seasons there is a risk of flash floods and other weather phenomena in this area. Ensure to check local weather on the day of your trip to stay up to date.Show more
#10 - Nahal Sorek Nature Reserve Loop
Nahal Sorek Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
This is a trail around the Nahal Sorek Nature Reserve ( שמורת הטבע נחל שורק מעגלי) which travelers along the river to the remains of a Hasmonean fortress. Access to remains of Tura, once a Hasmonean fortress is from a unmarked path that branches off from the southern path of Nahal Sorek.Show more
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