Best lake trails in Israel

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Explore the most popular lake 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.
Map of lake trails in Israel
Top trails (38)
#1 - Ein Akev Parsa Waterfall Loop
Midreshet Ben-Gurion, Southern District HaDarom, Israel
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 13 m
This is a trail to Ein Akev via Parsa Waterfall (עין עקב דרך מפל פרסה). The trail features beautiful desert views and a stunning oasis.Show more
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - Hula Valley Loop
Hula Nature Reserve
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 28 m
This is the Hula Valley Loop (עמק החולה מעגלי) around the Hula Valley Nature Reserve. The Hula Valley is an agricultural region in northern region of Israel. It is a major stopover for birds migrating along the Syrian-African Rift Valley between Africa, Europe, and Asia. An estimated 500 million migrating birds now pass through the Hula Valley every year. The best times to view the migrating birds is in the Fall and the Spring.Show more
#5 - Tiberias Forest to Yardenit
Mizpa, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 14.6 mi • Est. 7 h 19 m
This is an out and back trail from Tiberas Forest to the Yardenit (יער טבריה לירדנית). The trail itself can also be done as a point to point trail to reduce half of the distance. Tiberias Forest (also known as the Swiss Forest) is on the edge of the Syrian-African rift, on the slope descending from the Poria plateau to Tiberias and the Sea of ​​Galilee. The forest itself was planted with the aid of the Jewish community in Switzerland, which is where it gets it name. Throughout the forest and the Yardenit are various scenery, campsites, lookouts, hiking trails, picnic tables and even play facilities for children.Show more
#6 - Jesus Trail
HaArbel Nature Reserve
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Length: 40.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Jesus Trail (שביל ישו) is a 65km / 40 mile route from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee that connects sites from the life of Jesus as it passes through Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities along the way. The trail is way-marked and publicly accessible, maintained by the Israeli Society for the Protection of Nature (SPNI), blazed with orange and white stripes.Show more
#7 - Mountain to Valley Race Trail
Arbel, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 89.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the trail for the yearly Mountain to Valley Courier Race (מסלול מרוץ הר לעמק) that creates the unique sporting experience, of running in the open, from the Upper Galilee to the Jezreel Valley, in a courier race.Show more
#8 - Acre Sea to Sea of Galilee
Acre, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 38.1 mi
This trip is from the Mediterranean Sea towards the Sea of Galilee (חוף עכו לכנרת). A "moderate" trail, suitable for bikes, that starts in Acre, next to the Palm Beach Hotel, which is a great place to park cars and walk towards the beach. From there, continue along the road to Kibbutz Ein HaMifratz, followed the Jilazon steam upwards up to Dayr Hanna, and then take dirt roads until you reached the road 806. Using this road, head up to Elabon junction (with road 65), cross the 65 road and enter the Arbel Stream. Via the Arbel Stream you reached the Sea of Galilee, ending in Migdal Junction next to the Kinneret. The end of the route is in Magdala beach. The way back can be by bike or taxi.Show more
#9 - Aqueduct Path to Acre
Kabri, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 11.6 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
This trail creates a path along Aqueducts from the Ottoman Empire to the historic city of Acre (דרך אמת המים לעכו). This route is rich with archeological significance and natural beauty seen throughout the ages.Show more
#10 - Rish Lakish Singletrack
HaSollelim, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 13.2 mi
This is the Rish Lakish singletrack (סינגל ריש לקיש) .This route offers enjoyable cycling in the green and blooming Galilee nature. This route invites riders of all levels to reach the depths of the terrain and nature, and is also very suitable for advanced riders seeking adrenaline.Show more
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