Explore the most popular Parks in Southern District HaDarom 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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rocky
1 month ago

It was a comfertable day (15 C with a nice strong breeze) to climb the Snake Trail. It was a well marked trail and yet, I found the trail difficult due to its steep slop to the top. To hike to the top and return was 39 IS which included covered parking and entrance fee to the archeological digs. We paid extra 20 US and went down by the cable car. Recommended.

hiking
2 months ago

One hour from jerusalem and you’re in a different world - landscape, climate...terrific winter hike if the road leading to the area isn’t flooded. Some on the edge curves but mostly gentle elevation change. Take water!

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Beautiful trail in the desert, pay small fee and get in. Nice waterfalls and ponds. Add a hike to DUDIM CAVE and waterfall up by the signs.

hiking
3 months ago

Considering doing this in mid to late March if anyone is interested! Facebook: Bryanna Yllek

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rocky
scramble
5 months ago

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rocky
5 months ago

Really great trail, very beautiful view. Suitable for families and small children. Take with you enough water for the trail in the summer and spring season

A beautiful hike! Would definitely do it again. Start early enough to see the sun rise above the Jordanian mountains. Also take something to cover your head, there is almost not shadow along the whole trail.

hiking
no shade
5 months ago

Short hike, great view. Better to do early morning, before it gets too hot.

A lovely hike with a worthwhile endpoint. Wear a bathing suit, bring water shoes and drinking water. We saw multiple families on the trail. Enjoyed the hike and went on to float in the Dead Sea.

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rocky
6 months ago

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6 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

Such a beautiful experience, with water features all over. Even on a hot day it is refreshing to hike.

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9 months ago

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rocky
9 months ago

steep and dangerous hike if you go in hot water, there is zero shade for the first few hours of the hike, make sure to take enough water, when its very hot make sure to take at least 5-6 liter, although in hot weather you might need more, trail is very steep in the beginning and then you walk almost straight, and then its downhill very rocky downhill too,

running
rocky
11 months ago

I did a self-supported race summiting Masada via the Snake Path 9x through the early morning to afternoon. This route is arduous, but fulfilling whether you are hiking up/down one time or multiple. 9x will give you just over 10k ft of ascent or 3,050 meters and about 25 miles or 40 kilometers. If you want the real experience, forgo the gondola ride all together. For ultra runners and those in mountain running, this is a technical, mostly single-track course that's more like stair climbing than running trail as its composed largely of stone steps. For the gravel sections, it's loose stone with embankments you can use to your advantage. You don't want to fall on the downhill on this trail as the risk of injury is real. I made the mistake of going out too hard and did not use poles on the first 4 trips. This caused my legs muscles everywhere to lock up for the remainder of the day so if you're make a serious workout out of this, slow and steady with spot on nutrition and hydration is a requirement. FYI, you'll burn through electrolytes as it's dry and hot here. Miscellaneous: - Have your receipt for the entry to the trail handy as you'll be asked for it nearly each trip - if you want to get in additional running, but more flat, try running from the trail entry to park entry- it's a long road but not flat. For zero grade I went to Arad and ran alongside the Dead Sea in town to finish my miles. - this is a very special place to run...the views are unique and beautiful - the Dead Sea couldn't be a better place to soak your legs in afterward, I had zero swelling the morning after...just start early enough so you can get into the sea before dark

hiking
Sat Mar 23 2019

This is a very simple trail with beautiful views! Not too steep and very short. Tons of wildlife to see along the way and some nice streams to dip your hands and feet into. The oasis is so lively and green!

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rocky
Fri Mar 15 2019

Masada hike - Israel IE with Yale SOM

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Wed Feb 13 2019

Sat Dec 29 2018

Awesome experience!

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