Hiking the Israel National Trail: From the Hermits’ Mill to Yagur

We arrived at the Hermits’ Mill the other day, and now we were headed to Kibbutz Yagur. We woke up very early after a wonderful night at Abu Atef’s Agricultural Hospitality place and started making our way along the beautiful Zippori Stream. The segment from the Hermits’ Mill to Yagur quickly leaves the banks of … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Mashad to the Hermits Mill

The alarm clock rang, and we didn’t get up. After hiking from the Jordan River to Kfar Kisch, we were completely exhausted and our bodies just couldn’t rise from the mattresses. I looked to my left and right and murmured: “Do you want to skip today?” “Yes, yes,” they mumbled back. So, our plans changed. … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From the Jordan River to Kfar Kisch

After a tough night at Rob Roy, we started the next segment of the Israel National Trail. This time, we planned to reach Kfar Kisch, which was about 20 km away. The segment from the Jordan River to Kfar Kisch starts on a rather flat plain but very quickly begins to climb up the Yavne’el … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Migdal to the Jordan River

The trail from Migdal to the Jordan River was one of my favorites. We woke up very-very early, when it was still pitch-black outside, and left the Angel’s rooftop in Migdal. The impressive Arbel Mountain awaited us in the darkness. But later we discovered that it wasn’t the toughest climb along the segment. If you … Read more

Hiking Lower Nahal Amud on the Israel National Trail

The previous day we hiked through Upper Nahal Amud. Now we had to hike through Lower Nahal Amud, all the way to the Sea of Galilee. We woke up before sunrise, as usual, and make our way through the impressive riverbed, which was completely dry. Almost all the way, there were large riverbed stones, which … Read more

Hiking Upper Nahal Amud on the Israel National Trail

After climbing Mount Meron, we rested for half a day near Moshav Meron, at HaPitul Campground. In the evening, another friend joined us at the campground and after a good night’s sleep, we woke up early to start another day before sunrise. This time, our destination was Nahal Akbara Campground, located at the end of … Read more

Climbing Mount Meron on the Israel National Trail

We woke up at Horvat Homama and started climbing Mount Meron. We understood that the best way to start the day is before sunrise, when it’s still dark and pleasant, so we woke up very early. The climb began very quickly, but it was much less difficult than we expected. The first major mountain on … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Nabi Yusha to Gesher Alma

Four months have passed since my last hike on the Israel National Trail. Last time, I completed the second segment from Kfar Giladi to Nahal Kedesh. It was summer back then, so it was too hot to continue. This time, my friends and I decided to start hiking from mid-October, which was quite ideal. We … Read more

Hiking the Israel National Trail: From Kfar Giladi to Nahal Kedesh

The Israel National Trail, which is about 1,000 km long, is the most popular hiking trail in Israel. After my friends and I completed the first segment from Kibbutz Dan to Kfar Giladi, we continued to the second part of the trail. It takes you upwards, to the ridge of the Naftali Mountains, and offers … Read more

Top FREE Things to Do in Safed

The Visitors Center is where the "Underground Tunnels" sign

Many years ago, when there were no A/Cs in the world, Israeli people would drive in the summer all the way up to Safed to enjoy its fresh and chilly air. Now, when anyone can turn on their A/C at home or at their hotel, they prefer going on vacation to the Dead Sea. But … Read more

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