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Jesus Trail is a 40.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Nazareth, Northern District HaZafon, Israel that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until May. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 40.2 miles Elevation Gain: 4,842 feet Route Type: Point to Point

kid friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bike touring

bird watching

running

cave

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

The Jesus Trail is a 65km / 40 mile route from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee that connects sites from the life of Jesus as it passes through Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities along the way. The trail is way-marked and publicly accessible, maintained by the Israeli Society for the Protection of Nature (SPNI), blazed with orange and white stripes. The website has a lot of really helpful info (jesustrail.com), as well as the guidebook by Village to Village Press.

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20 days ago

I took a small group with me on this hike. Absolutely beautiful. About 1/5 of the time we weren’t quite sure where the trail was (inadequate signage, especially the first 10 miles or so). But the scenery and history more than made up for the slight confusion. Found the people at each stop to be gracious and warm. Though the dueling Muslim calls to prayer upon arriving in Cana were a bit unsettling for those in my party who had never been to Israel. The highlight of the trip (outside of the historical sights) was hands down The Abel Guesthouse. Incredible food and warm hospitality. Make sure you buy The Jesus Trail book ahead of time and have the trail plotted on whatever map app you use. Finally walking sticks or hiking poles are a must. Not just for the steep inclines at times (starting with the bazillion steps you must climb as you leave Nazareth) but to scare away the occasional pack of dogs looking for food. Can’t wait to do this hike again.

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1 month ago

It was really hard to go along the trail, no sufficient signage

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6 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

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Fri May 17 2019

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.

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rocky
Sat Mar 16 2019

Great multiple day hike through the Galilee region!

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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!

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