Best river trails in Israel

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Explore the most popular river 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 river trails in Israel
Top trails (143)
#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 - Gilabon Stream
Katzrin, Golan Heights, Israel
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
This is a trail along the Gilabun river (נחל ג'ילבון). It passes a beautiful waterfall and natural pool to swim in after a hot hike. Do not forget your bathing suit!Show more
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#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 - Pratzim Loop via Mount Sodom
Neve Zohar, Southern District HaDarom, Israel
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Length: 13.9 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
The Pratzim Loop via Mount Sodom trail (נחל פרצים והר סדום) allows bikers to take an extraordinary ride along a narrow and delicate stream, and up to the historical Mount Sodom to take in views that make it feel like a far off planet. This trail can be hiked as well as biked!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 - Nahal Arugot
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 39 m
This trail of Nahal Arugot (נחל ערוגות) passes through multiple waterfalls and pools suitable for swimming. It is recommended to wear shoes that are suitable for walking in the water when doing this trail.Show more
#9 - Israel National Trail: Wadi Dishon to Mt. Meron Parking
Nahal Dishon Nature Reserve
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Length: 13.3 mi • Est. 7 h 36 m
This trail is part of the Israel Nation Trail (שביל ישראל: נחל דישון להר מירון). Start at the Dishon valley and end at the breathtaking Mount Meron.Show more
#10 - 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
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