Best forest trails in Israel

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Explore the most popular forest 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 - Nahal Kziv and Monfort Castle
Nahal Kziv Extension Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
The Nahal Kaziv (נחל כזיב ומבצר מונפור) 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
#2 - 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
#3 - The Golan Trail
Majdal Shams, Golan Heights, Israel
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Length: 74.8 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Golan Trail (שביל הגולן) is a hiking trail that crosses the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Much of the trail can also be enjoyed by bicycle or horseback. It extends from Mount Hermon in the north to the Sea of Galilee in the south. If hiked in full, it typically takes about 5-7 days, however it can also be broken up into smaller segments. There are some steep inclines and declines, however it is mostly flat. It is important to stay on trail, as the Golan Heights has many military zones and, therefore, there are active mines in the surrounding area. Minefields are well marked, with a barbed wire fence with yellow sign with a red triangle on it.Show more
#4 - Zeharya Single
Zekharya, Jerusalem, Israel
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
Yishai Ar, in which the Zechariah Single (סינגל זכריה) passes, is a man planted forest that covers roughly 6,500 dunams (acres). The forest was planted by Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund foresters in the 1950s and in it you can find pine, cypress, willow, carob and orchard trees. On this trail, especially in the forest areas there are many antiquities sites from ancient times, and from parts of the trail itself one can see the lime pits and the remains of the ancient village.Show more
#5 - Israeli National Trail: Northern Nahal Kisalon
Judaean Mountains National Park
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Length: 12.9 mi • Est. 6 h 42 m
This trail is part of the Israel National Trail, and loops around the Northern section of the Kislon River (שביל ישראל: נחל כסלון צפוני) The Kislon River is one of the largest rivers flowing around the Jerusalem mountains.Show more
#6 - Ben Shemen Forest: Hertzl Singletrack
Ben Shemen Forest
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Length: 6.7 mi
Ben Shemen Forest is a major mountain biking destination that bustles with riders every day of the week. The three bike trails in this forest are well organized and follow a high-quality trail system in the forest, and have a total length of about 65 km. One of these three paths is the Hertzl Single (סינגל הרצל), also known as the "Blue" (הכחול). This is the most popular biking loop in Ben Shemen, and the direction is counter clockwise.Show more
#7 - Upper Amud Stream
Amud Stream Nature Reserve
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Length: 3.0 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
#8 - 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
#9 - 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
#10 - 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
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