Best wildlife trails in Israel

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Explore the most popular wildlife 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 - Israel National Trail
Dan, Northern District HaZafon, Israel
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Length: 616.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Israel National Trail, (Hebrew: שביל ישראל‎, Shvil Yisra'el) is a hiking path that was inaugurated in 1995. The trail crosses the entire country of Israel. Its northern end is at Dan, near the Lebanese border in the far north of the country, and it extends to Eilat at the southernmost tip of Israel on the Red Sea, a length of 1,015 km (631 mi). The trail is marked with three stripes: white, blue, and orange, signifying the white snow of the Hermon mountain, the blue of the Mediterranean sea, and the orange of the desert sand. The trail takes an average of 45-60 days to complete.Show more
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - 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
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - 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
#8 - 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
#9 - 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
#10 - 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
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