Best waterfall trails in Israel

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Explore the most popular waterfall 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 waterfall trails in Israel
Top trails (36)
#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 - 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 - 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
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - Ma'ale Tsruya and Ma'ale Ha'isiyim to Nahal Arugot
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
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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
#7 - 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
#8 - David Falls
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 37 m
This trail to David Falls (נחל דוד) is a simple trail with beautiful views! The trail itself is 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 very lively and green during all seasons!Show more
#9 - Kachal to Akbara
Amud Stream Nature Reserve
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 16 m
This is a trail from Kachal to the town of Akbara (כחל לעכברה) near Zafed. During the Second Temple period, Akbara was a Jewish town, known for the yeshiva of Rabbi Yanai that took place there. The Jewish settlement in Akbarah was habituated by the Jewish people continuously until the Crusader period, and the tombs of the Tzaddiks there were history a center of Jewish pilgrimage.Show more
#10 - Masada to Arad via Rahaf River
Judaean Mountains National Park
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Length: 24.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail from Masada to Arad via Rahaf River (מצדה לערד דרך נחל רחף) is from the historic site of Masada, through the breathtaking Rahaf River and up the Kidud and Yeelim streams to entrance of the desert city of Arad.Show more
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