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.

hiking
2 days ago

too much directions. need to follow the map all the time.

a pretty easy hike to do, just be ready to walk a lot. Bring a lot of water with you and wear comfortable shoes//

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

beautiful single with few fast ride parts

great trail, bring lots of water.. the rise is tough but the descent is amazing!

hiking
2 months ago

Everything was nearly perfect, we decide to take tent with us, so we camp on the way, lots of animals jackals, antelopes and others. Only big disappointment for us was habit to throw trash out from town, was really disgusting close to some towns near nathareth

So my guess is this got the "hard" tag due to its length, as otherwise it's moderate. Roads are comfy enough for 4x4 let alone hiking. First segment is in parallel to a highway so meh. Otherwise nice and peaceful forrest setting. Even saw some antelopes! Mote that I preferred to park in Eshtaol and walk a bit more for a safer parking.

We liked this walk.

hiking
off trail
3 months ago

hiking
fee
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Nice track, pretty simple, beautiful views

hiking
5 months ago

Fun trail with friends. Beautiful waterfall and natural pool to swim in after a hot hike. Some steep areas. Bring picnic lunch. Can get busy with school trips.

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

hiking
9 months ago

We did this hike last week (May 14 - May 17 2019). It was an awesome challenge/experience for my wife and I who are in our early 60's. What made it a little more difficult than normal is the weather was in the low 100's each day. Made sure you bring plenty of water. We consumed at least 3 liters each day. May weather can be unpredictable. I recommend March or late fall. The total for our hike was ~50 miles due to getting lost a few times. Each day we hiked ~12 miles. We were in a small group so that helped. The Inns that we stayed each night were great (Fauzi Azar, Cana Wedding House, Lavi Hotel and Arbel cabins) and the food served was excellent and will not leave anyone hungry. It was also a great culture experience because 2 of the inns where Arab and 2 were Jewish. We had a guide and still got a little lost a few times, but we saw others on the trail without guides who made it to the end.

Our timing was perfect (March 18, 2019) Recent heavy rains had given way to plants and flowers which are not seen here every year. We avoided the large groups by turning up side canyons

hiking
muddy
rocky
11 months ago

Great multiple day hike through the Galilee region!

hiking
Fri Feb 08 2019

Loved hiking this with friends but the first 1/4 of the trail leaving Nazareth to Zippori is not well marked. Spent a lot of time trying to figure out if we were on the actual trail or not. Don’t let that deter you though. The first 1/4 was beautiful. Make sure you have walking sticks though. We were trailed by a pack of dogs for a good while. The trail leaving to Zippori to Cana was breathtaking.

hiking
Thu Dec 13 2018

http://www.wild-trails.com/en/hiking-in-israel Go on line and book your tripn

hiking
Wed Dec 05 2018

This is a really wonderful multi-day desert hike. The scenery is amazing and the Bedouin overnight stays are lots of fun!

Great trail

Thu Aug 23 2018

one of the best in the area.

hiking
Sat Jul 14 2018

Nahal Barak is a classic desert hike that has great desert scenery, some class 4 scrambling and then climbs down into a canyon that depending on the time of the year could be dry or have some nice pools to swim across. There are ladders permanently in place from the Israel National Parks Authority. The trail head is off Route 90, you will see a small brown sign telling you where to turn off, but it comes up on your quickly. You turn onto a dirt road that in most times is fine for the average vehicle. However, depending on the rainy season and any recent flash floods the trail could be damaged and require a 4x4 vehicle. Most of the year you can drive about 7 km down the road to a barely marked, but pretty obvious parking area. After this point there is a jeep road, but it is not in great condition. Most hikers will need to hike from here. If you can make it to the parking lot then the hike itself is a 7km hike in and out. This is a great area for spotting wild Gazelles in the parking lot area. As you progress on along the wadi river bed/jeep road the canyon walls will slowly begin to come closer together. This area is well marked. About 2.5 km in you should see the canyon walls really starting to come together ahead of you and a green and white marker telling you to go up. Turn left and begin the ascent, easy scramble up on top of the canyon walls. The trail is easy to follow. You wind around on top of the canyon, until you see the blue and white markers. This starts the descent into the canyon. Much of the year it is a dry canyon, but water stays in many of the pools for months out of the year. Ladders are in place to take you down into the pools. Be prepared to swim across the pools, so have a dry bag for your phones and such. The canyon itself is not long, but it has three or four sections with ladders, metal hand holds and rope in place to help you descend. The biggest drop is about 40 feet. The pools are not deep enough to jump down to, you must use the ladders and assist devices in place. However, there are times of the year the only way to cross the pools is to swim across. Eventually the canyon flattens out and the encroaching walls widen. You will come back to the green and white sign that took you up. This signals the end of the canyon and walk back out the way you came in. The trails is always beautiful with great desert landscapes. You must hike in with all of your water. In the summer you need to go early enough to have some shade of the northern canyon walls providing respites of shade. The hike itself took us about 2 and 38 minutes, we were able to drive to the end of the car friendlyish road, so our total hike was 7 KM. We had only two people so that speeds up waiting at ladders. Larger parties will need to take more time to descend. we wadded through the pools, if there is more water, the swimming will take longer as well. We went in early July started at 6:30 am and used about 1-1.5 liters of water each, but had canyon wall shade to cool things off. Recommend a minimum of 2 liters of water each person, but would go higher as there is absolutely no potable water along the trail and the hike in and out could be longer if road conditions are not friendly. This is a great hike, mostly easy flat trail for the first 2.5km and the last 2.5km out.

Good hiking trail and great springs Avdat is supper interesting....

hiking
Fri Jan 12 2018

Amazing trail discover the beduin life ....

Sun Oct 15 2017

great walk!

hiking
Sun Oct 15 2017

An amazing experience that you'll never forget! If you're looking for the Camino of the Middle East, this is it!

Load More